Now that RIM has posted the terms and conditions that will earn you a free BlackBerry PlayBook, it’s interesting to see what will NOT earn you a free device. It seems RIM is making the contest such that you have to actually invest some decent development time in the app, and they don’t want anyone flooding the system with quick apps to make a grab for the free PlayBook. The app you submit to App World has to actually provide some real value to the end user, and can’t include any of the following:
1. Web launchers or shortcuts;
2. Web browsers; and
3. Applications that provide a simple, single function, such as playing noise or displaying a graphic.
Even though the contest closes February 1st, you should still rush your PlayBook app into App World because RIM reserves the right to shut the contest down at any time:
4.2 For the purposes of this Offer, if the Sponsor feels that the number of Applications in any given category appears to be excessive, the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to refuse to consider any further Applications submitted in that category.