I just couldn’t let this pass.  According to All Things D:

So the company is doing something about it. It plans to drop app-sideloading support from the PlayBook in a forthcoming update. “We’re removing sideloading for consumers,” said Alec Saunders, RIM’s VP of Developer Relations, adding that the company is very sympathetic to developers’ concerns about app piracy.

“Piracy is a huge problem for Android devs, and we don’t want to duplicate the chaotic cesspool of Android Market [now Google Play],” he said.


  1. I can see that being a popular move, for the few consumers who own a Playbook.

    This is probably related to their (RIM) shift in focus away from the consumer space.

  2. RIM is really on the negative ads bandwagon. On TV they tell us that only their phone is for business. Now they are trashing the app store.

    I got rid of my BBry because it didn’t do what I needed. My android is just perfect for my business thanks.

    Thanks for the post

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