RIM removes ability for BlackBerry PlayBook users to sideload apps

Mon, Apr 9, 2012


Funny how many of the things Apple’s iPhone used to get chided for – lack of a removable battery, no Flash support – are now becoming standardized across all platforms.

In the most recent example, RIM is removing the ability for BlackBerry PlayBook users to sideload apps. Under the new scheme, users will have to go through RIM’s BlackBerry App World.

But what about user freedom?!

Well, Alec Saunders, RIM’s VP of Developer Relations explained via twitter, and quite bluntly might I add, the reason for RIM’s about face.

piracy is a huge problem for Android devs, and we don’t want to duplicate the chaotic cesspool of Android market.

Well, at the very least, Saunders isn’t one to mince words.

via The Verge


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