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machivv
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎06-10-2011
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: N/A

Re: Unable to find App World on Playbook

These regional limitations are in no way connected to RIM, but to your wifi providers at each place where you are. It is these providers who decide what Apps you have access to ...
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lunchtx
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-03-2010
My Device: RIM Curve 8900
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Re: Unable to find App World on Playbook

so basically each country's government tells rim which app cannot be run in its country, rim makes a list and lock out the apps according to reach region's restrictions?  in that case does rim track the location with gps or ip?

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machivv
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎06-10-2011
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: N/A

Re: Unable to find App World on Playbook

As I said, it is not up to RIM. It is the service provider who gives you internet access that gives you access to specific apps or not, or - if you wish - unlocks the different possibilities of they want you to have access to. It is also these wireless service providers you connect to that know your exact location - since they track in which antennae's reach you are at each moment. The PlayBook connects to the wireless service provider through the antennae you are nearest at, and at the same time give this service provider your exact location.
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Xandrex
Posts: 18,380
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: Unable to find App World on Playbook


lunchtx wrote:

in that case does rim track the location with gps or ip?


They do, but only when you setup the BlackBerry ID of your device.




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