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RIM Lures Android Developers with Free PlayBook Offer

Research In Motion's flagship tablet device PlayBook, before it was launched in the market last year in April, had been projected by many including RIM itself as the potential iPad killer. However, much to the company's disappointment, the product proved to be a massive failure - at least in comparison to what was being expected out of it.

However, seems like now RIM is keen on trying out every single option at its disposal in order to strengthen the troubled device's foothold in the market. As a part of this desperation, the company has come up with a brand new offer - all those Android developers who port their apps to the BlackBerry Tablet OS, will be rewarded with a free PlayBook tablet.

The move was announced by none other than the company's vice president Alec Saunders himself via a Twitter post.

He revealed that all the registered developers of BlackBerry App World will qualify to win the 16 GB variant of the device once they port and submit their apps in the company's application store between February 2 to 13.

"Shh.... Android Devs - submit your Android app to BB AppWorld by Feb 13 and get a free Playbook," read the tweet by Saunders.