BlackBerry PlayBook release nears as RIM accepts apps

BlackBerry App World now accepting PlayBook apps

RIM encourages developers to produce PlayBook apps with free tablet promise

Research in Motion has issued a call to arms to all mobile application developers as it announces it is now accepting app submissions for its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Expected to launch early in 2011 just weeks ahead of the rumoured Apple iPad 2, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be one of the most power tablets available to date as it hits shelves sporting a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and front and rear facing cameras, all neatly wrapped inside its 7-inch frame.

Further looking to appease the developers RIM hopes will fill the PlayBook with content, Lessard went on to add: "We are very pleased to be working with developers in advance of the product launch and the opening of BlackBerry App World to accept BlackBerry PlayBook apps is an important next step."

Registered developers who successfully submit an app for the BlackBerry PlayBook prior to the device’s launch will each receive a free RIM branded tablet.

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Via: TechRadar