Thanks to Dave for pointing out that RIM has actually posted the details on the free BlackBerry PlayBook Offer they just included the wrong/broken link in the press release. The offer details can be found at:
The interesting thing is that the contest ends on February 1st, 2011 though RIM reserves the right to extend the offer by giving 5 days notice. Still February is the month that all of my sources have been telling me is when the PlayBook will drop.
So back to the free PlayBook for developers. Here is how RIM describes the offer:
Developers who create a qualifying application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet prior to its initial North American release are eligible for a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The main criterion to qualify for the free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet offer is to have a qualifying application accepted into BlackBerry App World, subject to certain Terms and Conditions.
Three-step process to earn your free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
- Develop and test your application. View BlackBerry Tablet OS development resources
- Register for BlackBerry App World
- Submit your app to BlackBerry App World. Log in to the BlackBerry App World vendor portal
The full terms and conditions are available at this link. Let us know if you spot any other goodies!