BlackBerry 10: 15,000 apps submitted in just 38 hours
Developers rush to get their apps approved just in time for RIM's BlackBerry 10
RIM is having a good week. Just after its stock went up, so too did its number of BlackBerry 10 apps. Recent reports and company tweets indicate that there are at least 15,000 apps for the new BB10 devices. The sudden influx is most likely thanks to RIM encouraging developers to submit their apps by offering up prizes.
Among the loot was $100 for every app that made it through the approval round, and a bonus BlackBerry PlayBook prize for folks who submitted between two and five apps. Overachievers (those who submitted more than five BB10 apps apps) also had a chance to win a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handset.
RIM's VP of Developer Relations, Alec Saunders, sent out a tweet Sunday, which read, "Well there you have it. 37.5 hours in, we hit 15,000 apps for this portathon. Feel like I've run a marathon. Thanks to all the devs!" There was, however, no mention of exactly how many of those 15,000 apps have been approved yet. We'll keep you posted on that one.
In the meantime, let us know how excited you are (or aren't) for RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have all announced that they will carry the new BB10 devices. But the bigger question remains: How many of you will buy 'em?