Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 12:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM has announced it's going to remove the PlayBook's ability to sideload applications. The company claims it's to prevent the piracy problems in the "chaotic cesspool of Android Market". However, the company provided no evidence, studies, or whatever to back up their claims. Considering the state of RIM's business, I'd say the company has bigger fish to fry, but alas. At this point, I'm just hoping they don't do a BeOS, but open the QNX code before they go belly-up.
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earksiinni
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2009-03-27

The problem is that right now it reads as if to "do a BeOS" involves opening up the source code, and Thom is hoping that they therefore don't open up the code. The "don't" is ambiguous and can be seen to be modifying "do" and "open".

A more clear version would be: "At this point, I'm just hoping that they don't do a BeOS and that they open the QNX code before going belly-up." (Changed the end because three "they"'s would be too much.)

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