Today, RIM has opened its doors to the App World and unveiled its own app platform to all developers.
Previously, RIM has setup a demo on a variety of selected apps for its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. Now, for its app platform, it has started offering the referred ‘$10K Developer Commitment,’ which runs pretty simple. The developer just needs to build an application for BB 10, earn $1,000 in net revenue and the company will pay you a tantalizing amount of $10,000.
According to the Vice President of developer relations Alec Saunders, the primary objective of the company is to get a massive amount of apps in the store ahead of their set date for launching BB 10.
The more pressing question now is when will the new BB 10 be launched. According to people familiar with the matter, RIM will officially launch it by the first quarter of 2013.
However, some critics say that if RIM does get the BB 10 devices to carriers for certifications within October of this year, then the nearest possible date to launch it will be on the 15th day of January. But then again, more are anticipating that it will be on the 15th day of February, saying that it will surely have the certifications to run on the wireless networks.