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RIM confirms side loading apps on the PlayBook will still be available

bb-playbookAccording to a report on DroidMatters, RIM wants to avoid, what it calls the "chaotic cesspool" of piracy on Android’s Google Play Store (quote from RIM.) They shall will be locking the BlackBerry PlayBook to keep users from being able to side-load Android apps. Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM, announced these plans on Twitter. Mr. Saunders claims, without citing sources, that over 25% of Android device apps are downloaded illegally. RIM plans to create the lock in a future update.
Things have developed now and Mr Saunders has confirmed what direction RIM are taking with side loading apps over on the BlackBerry developer blog.

We’re not getting rid of side-loading on the BlackBerry PlayBook OS or in BlackBerry 10.
Side-loading on our platform is changing in nature. Side-loading is a developer feature. It exists so that developers can load their apps onto their own devices to test. It’s there so developers can send a beta release to their testing community for review. It is definitely not there for some people to side load a pirated app.

What are we doing?
Starting with our next release of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS, we’re introducing a feature that will encrypt apps so they can only be run by the user who purchased the app.

What’s next?
We’re working with you, our developer community, to ensure you can still quickly and easily test your apps on real hardware. That’s one of the reasons we’re kicking off BlackBerry 10 Jam by giving each developer attendee a prototype device to start building on. I’ll be on-hand at the show to answer your questions – look forward to seeing you there.

Let’s Jam.


While it can be argued that there are some piracy issues with Android, the Google Play Store can hardly be called a "chaotic cesspool" by any means.


Posted by: Gareth

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Angry Birds Space now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook


Attention PlayBook users. Fear not, Angry Birds Space has arrived. The latest addition that has been so popular on iOS and Android is now available to download. Priced at £5 for us UK users (yes we get ripped off again) the game offers hour upon hour of fun including the following features:

  • 60 interstellar levels!
  • Regular free updates!
  • Brand new birds!
  • Brand new superpowers!
  • Zero-gravity space adventures!
  • Trick shots using planets’ gravity!
  • Hidden bonus levels!
  • Beautifully detailed backgrounds! 


Posted by: James

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Lenovo take us on a tour of the IdeaTab

ScreenClipLenovo has officially released details on their newest IdeaTab Android tablet: The S2109. You can see the new device in the video below, and it has the following specs:

  • 9.7" 4:3 IPS display
  • TI OMAP chip
  • A microSD slot
  • Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Unibody 8.9mm thin shell with gunmetal finish
  • 1.3 Megapixel front camera
  • SRS Trumedia
  • Quad speakers for stronger bass
  • Micro-HDMI
  • Micro-USB
  • 10 hour battery
  • 1GB of RAM

They still haven’t released details on pricing or availability, but we will keep you apprised as we find out more. Check out the video:


Posted by: Gareth

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