RIM registers 6600 developers in 11 days with free BlackBerry PlayBook promotion

RIM registers 6600 developers in 11 days with free BlackBerry PlayBook promotion
RIM has recently extended a promotion that gave away a free BlackBerry PlayBook to anyone who submitted a "viable" app to BlackBerry App World. The promotion was to expire on Monday but RIM's Head of Developer Relations Alec Saunders has extended the deadline for the free PlayBook to March as developers have been signing up with the Canadian based manufacturer.

Saunders sent out a tweet on Tuesday proudly announcing that RIM had signed up 6600 developers in the previous 11 days. Developers have told 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

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5 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

lol. i wonder just how many of those devs will develop anything for the platform.

3. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

They already have . Try reading that first sentence again . . .

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

DOH! im going article blind lol.

2. SGSII

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

That is amazing. But that's just a free tablet..n

5. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

As a Playbook owner, I love the product and am rooting for RIM to pull themselves out of the hole they have dug for themselves. I've owned their products for several years now and after much disappointment with my previous BB phone, (the Style), I have to say I'm totally happy with the new Bold 9930 from Sprint. (Typing this on it now) for me right now, it's everything I wanted in all previous BBs and with all the new stuff happening with the PlayBook, there just might be exciting times ahead for BB fans. Here's hoping....

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