RESEARCH IN MOTION (RIM) has revealed that it's now accepting application submissions for Blackberry 10 ahead of the mobile operating system's release in the first quarter of 2013.
RIM announced the news in a blog post, aiming to attract developers with its promise that those submitting applications early will get $10,000 from the supposedly skint company, provided the app passes RIM's app quality standards and they shift $1,000 of the product themselves.
"We're excited to announce that Blackberry App World is now accepting applications targeted for Blackberry 10 devices," RIM's Alex Kinsella said in the post.
"This means that apps submitted to the store starting today, are guaranteed to be reviewed, tested and ready for publishing when Blackberry 10 launches in Q1 2013.
"This is a huge opportunity to be the first into the store and capitalize on app-hungry Blackberry users."
RIM has yet to reveal how many developers it has on board for Blackberry 10 so far, but it told The INQUIRER yesterday that it has distributed over 5,000 of its Blackberry Dev Alpha A devices and has started handing out its second generation Dev Alpha B devices.
However, despite having thousands of devolopers on board, Blackberry 10 is unlikely to launch with the 105,000 apps presently in its App World in tow, as developers have had to start over to optimise their apps for RIM's new operating system.
Check out our Blackberry 10 hands-on review. µ