Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) is accepting submissions for Apps designed for the Blackberry10 smartphone starting today, October 10.
Developers are encouraged to submit their apps to the Blackberry App World. The company wants to test and review the apps and ensure they are ready for publishing, in time for the launching of the Blackberry 10, during the first quarter of 2013.
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Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) provided a new option for developers in creating their apps in the Blackberry App World Vendor Portal. They can choose the Black Berry 10, or All Touch devices, to create apps targeted for the Blackberry 10 smartphone.
Developers can still use the Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha to test their applications.
RIM is also offering an incentive for developers who would be able to submit their applications early. A developer will be qualified for the 10K Developer Commitment program, if an application is tested and certified for the Built for Blackberry program.
Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) will pay the difference of the earnings of the developer from the approved application, between $1,000 and $10,000. The developer needs to submit the application on or before the deadline, earn $1,000 on the application within 12 months, and must comply with the terms and conditions of the 10K Developer program to qualify for the incentive.
Furthermore, Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) also promised that it will review all apps submitted in October and November, and it will provide a preferred carousel placement to express their appreciation to developers.
Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) reminded developers to be sure they are using the Beta3 Developer SDNs, launched on September 27, in creating their apps. The company also advised developers to recompile their previously submitted apps using the Beta3 Development Software for re-submission.
Last week, the specifications for the Blackberry 10 were leaked to the media. Based on the leaked spec sheet, the new smartphone will be called Aristo, equipped with 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of Ram, Amoled display from Samsung, 8mp main camera with LED Flash, 2mp front-facing camera with 720p for video, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, and micro USB.
Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) definitely made more improvements in its new device, to insure strong competitiveness in the market. The company is also investing a significant amount of money in research and development, according to a study conducted by Toronto Globe & Mail. The report cited that RIM allocates 8.5 percent of its net sales in R&D.