With PlayBook OS 2.0 on the horizon, RIM started up a free PlayBook offer for Android developers and then extended it to include all developers. The offer was set to close on February 13th and all submissions had to be in by that time as well. RIM has now extended the offer 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2012 for all developers who sign up for the BlackBerry Vendor Portal by 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2012:
Today was going to be the deadline for the offer – but due to the overwhelming interest in the offer, we’re extending it one more time. How much interest? There have been over 1,500 app submissions as of last Friday and over 6600 new developers registered in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. We have teams working around the clock to approve vendor registrations and app submissions. Because of the high demand, approvals are taking longer than normal – we appreciate your patience.
There you have it folks! If you're a developer looking to get your app in there, you now have some extra time to do so. Looking for the full details? You can hit the source link below to check out the BlackBerry Developers Blog.
Source: BB Dev Blog
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