Free BlackBerry PlayBook for developers who have their app accepted on AppWorld!

BlackBerry PlayBook
By Bla1ze on 25 Oct 2010 02:13 pm
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So you really want a BlackBerry PlayBook right? Better yet, you want it for free? You can get one. All you need to do is create an Adobe AIR application for the BlackBerry PlayBook and get it accepted to BlackBerry App World and you'll get a free one. Those were the words spoken by Mike Lazaridis today at AdobeMAX while demoing the BlackBerry PlayBook live on stage. That's one sure way to get developers interested, free devices always wins. Hell, it's got me interested in actually diving into the PlayBook SDK to see what I manage. Any devs out there now just a little more interested?

17 comments

Jean-luc_Picard

Maybe I'll take a look at that SDK after all, I was going to try making something for my Torch first, but I think this wins!

stevejb

Is this something a total newb with a bit of savvy could have a go at???

I'd put in a bit of time to it, there has to be sooo many apps needed.

jasonvw

Great!!! Time to unleash my Hello World app!!!

alicklee

man because of this i wanna get-in to app development

sohood

Can some show me some basic app development techniques?. I want one for free. I'm a good student :)

SCrid2000

So, what dev wants to be paid $50 to develop an app for me?

devGOD

i'm pretty sure there are rules. the amount of junk apps that will start pour in will be enough to cause more problems and delays for decent apps then they would expect

ryanlrobinson

I have a Computer Science degree and I think this may be time to put it to work. This is an honestly incredible deal and a very smart marketing move on RIM's part.

MechaJDI

In order to be able to even submit an app to AppWorld, you must pay $200 and get your vendor account approved..Only then can you get a "free" blackberry playbook once you submit an approved app.

Nesquik

this is from the website:

BlackBerry App World limited time offer: registration and submission fees are waived.

Source: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/appworld/

for now we're in luck?

jsn204

im gonna make the best damn fart app ever

Irving94

I'd just like to point out that Mike Lazaridis said you will be "eligible" for a free Blackberry Playbook. This could very well mean you just get one OR it can mean there's a contest.

joshua.worth

You will be entered into the contest... Uh hem Kevin so gungho sometimes Buddy lol :p

dchawk81

It probably just gets your name put into a hat.

MattDub22

I'm just excited to know that this REALLY exist and is not 'vaporware' as some have said previously. I cannot write a program, but I do know that if they're giving it away, even if for a contest, it has to be real and operable. SWEET!

oneshotjohn

Mike Lazaridis did NOT say that you would get a free playbook if your app is entered and accepted. He said if your app is entered and accepted that you would be eligible for a free playbook. What I get out of this is most likely BlackBerry will put your name in a drawing for a certain number of playbooks to be given away for those of you that BlackBerry chose your app.