The deal seems to be that if developers create an app that fits all the criteria of an Adobe AIR app that can be sold in App World, then they’re eligible for a free PlayBook. This is a pretty sweet deal considering a major feature of the PlayBook is that development on the PlayBook is supposed to be easy. Jerome from BBerryGo developed a browser for the BlackBerry PlayBook and apparently it was pretty easy. It should be interesting to see what apps developers create for the PlayBook and hopefully the development process helps shed the stigma that developing for BlackBerry is a pain in the development ass.
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Mike Lazaridis, Co-CEO of RIM, and Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe, gave a pretty awesome demo of the BlackBerry PlayBook and Adobe AIR apps running on it. The demo also shows off some cool features such as the multitasking with HD video and Adobe AIR apps.
At the end of the video, there is some really awesome news as well. If you create an app for the PlayBook, and it’s accepted to be distributed through App World, you’re eligible for a free PlayBook. So get coding!