Berry Review that it has been taking longer than usual to register as a developer, but RIM is supposed to have everything working fine now. And if you are a RIM investor worrying about the company giving away tablets for free, Saunders said these PlayBooks are part of 25,000 in RIM's inventory that have already been earmarked for developers since last fall. Besides, the company has already written down $485 million for unsold inventory which means that the company has already placed the value of these tablets at zero.
Regardless, it sounds like the developers were motivated by something in order to register with RIM. It wouldn't have been the free BlackBerry PlayBooks, right?
source: RIM via BerryReviews