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RIM Extends Free Developer PlayBook Offer till March

There are quite a few developers (including myself) scrambling this weekend to make the deadline today for the free BlackBerry PlayBook. In case you missed it RIM offered up a free PlayBook to any developer that submits a viable app into App World by February 13th. Now, earlier on, we reported that Alec Saunders (@ASaunders), RIM’s head of developer relations, mentioned on Twitter today that RIM plans on extending the submission deadline for the free PlayBook “by a couple of days”. Well, it seems like this is actually true!

According to the BlackBerry developer blog, they will be extending this offer until 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2012 for developers to submit, whilst you must be registered by 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2012.

Here’s the full excerpt:

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.

If you’re not a registered BlackBerry App World vendor, you now have until 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2012 to register at

All vendors (new and existing) now have until 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2012 to submit your application to BlackBerry App World. Check out our offer FAQ and we’ll be updating the official terms & conditions later today.

Via BlackBerry Developer Blog

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  1. If this delays the release of OS 2.0 we will hold you personally responsible. 🙂

  2. Oh I wish I had seen this earlier… was too busy coding and I could have gotten to bed ;(

    6.6k new devs is good 🙂

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