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    Alec Saunders Official Statement Regarding Sideloading On BlackBerry PlayBook And BlackBerry 10



    Alec Saunders, Senior VP of Developer Relations at RIM, has gotten a lot of attention in the media over the last 24 hours about some tweets he wrote regarding sideloading apps on future builds of the PlayBook OS. Today, he has released a statement to clarify those tweets and reassure the developer community that sideloading is not going anywhere as a dev tool, but simply being modified to prevent piracy.

    In a new blog post on the Inside BlackBerry Dev Blog, Saunders explains how starting with the next build on the PlayBook (we're assuming a 2.0.1.xxxx build) there will be a new feature implemented that will encrypt purchased apps to prevent them from being shared with non-paying parties.

    This is great news for devs as not only will they not lose a valuable tool, but will also gain more security over where their apps are being loaded.

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    RIM executives are making backpedaling an art form. Too bad the IOC didn't recognize it as a sport, they would win gold in London this summer for sure.
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    This is nice for developers, but I wonder how its going to affect consumers.
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    sideloaded bar files from the goodereader sie .well all of them are running perfectly.

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    Like i mentioned a few days ago, this is a WIN for developers.
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    Unfortunately, developers aren't the ones that are purchasing the bulk of these devices.

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    I just hope that the PB is still jailbreakable and sideloading will be made possible by that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    I just hope that the PB is still jailbreakable and sideloading will be made possible by that route.
    Hello Joe, I've spoken to several BlackBerry PlayBook owners via the web, through varies media channels, social outlets, and the feeling I get from several members is that they feel confusion, and outright disdain.

    Let's hope RIM does the right thing and leaves side loading alone.

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