The BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator is included with the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR and is located in "C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\blackberry-tablet-sdk-1.1.0\BlackBerryPlayBookSimulator-1.0.6".
However if you just run VMWare Player and open the .vmx file then "Play" the VM image, you'll get an error message like this:
Error while powering on: Unable to open file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Flash Builder Burrito\sdks\blackberry-tablet-sdk-1.0.1\BlackBerr
yPlayBookSimulator-1.0.1\BlackBerryPlayBookSimulat or.vmdk": Insufficient permission to access file.
VMWare is also unable to change any Virtual Machine settings.
To solve this problem, either:
- Run VMWare Player as administrator. Right-click VMWare Player and choose "Run as administrator".
This will elevate its privileges, and allow VMWare Player to access everything in your computer.
- Move out the BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator folder to your user home folder, and make sure to open the permissions to read/write.
Learn more about tablet apps development with Adobe Flash/AIR, get Professional Flash Mobile Development: Creating Android and iPhone Applications.