RIM is removing the ability to sideload apps to the BlackBerry
PlayBook in a future update of the OS, meaning owners will have to
download and install software through BlackBerry App World. The
move was announced on Twitter by the company’s VP of Developer
Relations, Alec Saunders, who said he was “pretty sure” there
would be a solution for developers who need to test their apps.
Saunders said the reason was to prevent piracy, citing figures
from an unknown source saying that over a quarter of Android apps
are downloaded illegally, and calling Google Play a “chaotic
Funny how things like this and Flash Player support tend to shift toward the policies of iOS.