BlackBerry PlayBook App Development

Following up the live demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook yesterday at the Adobe MAX conference and the news from RIM's Co-CEO about developers making PlayBook apps getting a free PlayBook, RIM has followed up with some more information on their BlackBerry DevBlog to help clarify things:

There has been a lot of excitement about the BlackBerry PlayBook developer promotion announced by Mike Lazaridis at Adobe MAX this week. Further details about the promotion will be posted on our developer site as soon as possible, but the plan is to provide one free BlackBerry PlayBook to every registered vendor with a BlackBerry App World-approved AIR application that is available for the BlackBerry PlayBook prior to launch. The applications will need to meet the BlackBerry App World Vendor Guidelines and there will of course be some terms and conditions that are principally designed to prevent abuse of the promotion, but the intent is to reward developers who are working on apps in advance of the product launch. We'll keep you posted. Now get building those apps! 

So there you have it. Developers get your AIR applications on!! It would be great to see a BIG catalog of apps be available at launch, and this is definitely a nice incentive offered by RIM. Also nice to see from RIM... CrackBerry quotes on their BlackBerry PlayBook page. Keep it coming RIM... the future is looking bright.