Android developers can qualify for a free BlackBerry PlayBook in February

Android developers can qualify for a free BlackBerry PlayBook in February

Summary: The 2.0 update for the BlackBerry PlayBook will provide Android support and to promote this functionality RIM is holding a developer promotion.

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Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM, posted a Tweet yesterday about an upcoming developer promotion for Android devs. As you can see on this RIM developer's blog page you will be able to qualify for a free 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook.

There are some obvious requirements, including that you be a registered BlackBerry App World developer and convert your Android app with a submittal to the BB App World between 2 February and 13 February. Visit the Runtime for Android apps page to see how you can repackage your Android app for the BlackBerry PlayBook.

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  • RE: Android developers can qualify for a free BlackBerry PlayBook in February

    I noticed the lack of comments. Maybe no one is interested in the playbook.
    davidmpaul
  • RE: Android developers can qualify for a free BlackBerry PlayBook in February

    Seems a little cheesy not to give them the high-end Playbook.
    ancillaDomini
  • RE: Android developers can qualify for a free BlackBerry PlayBook in February

    Wow, a (near) defunct device with no future. Welcome to the HP TouchPad world. Now if they threw in a Acer or Samsung tablet...
    Jaytmoon
  • Surprise me !!!

    Even though we thought we wouldn't like the Playbook, it has become our favorite.
    We really like the UI.
    And, it does everything we need & want it to.
    ChoMlo
  • RE: Android developers can qualify for a free BlackBerry PlayBook in February

    This is a smart move on the Blackberrys part. This would be benefiting both parties but more so Blackberry. As an effort to keep up with the mobile times, they are doing a good job of keeping up with all of the other high level competition. Thanks for posting this!
    lopezresearch