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15K BlackBerry 10 apps submitted by developers in less than two days

15K BlackBerry 10 apps submitted by developers in less than two days
Daniel Gumble

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Devices / Blackberry / January 14th 2013 at 4:13PM

RIM reports substantial number of submissions during virtual Community Port-a-Thon event.

Developers recently submitted 15,000 BlackBerry 10 apps in less than two days during a virtual Community Port-a-Thon event, RIM (Research In Motion) has reported.

The event, which began on January 11th, saw developers rewarded with $100 for each eligible mobile game or app approved for the new BlackBerry 10. Those who successfully put forward between five and ten apps received a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device.

Meanwhile, the first ten developers to submit ten approved apps were rewarded with a paid trip to BlackBerry Jam Europe, which will be held in Amsterdam in February.

"37.5 hours in, we hit 15,000 apps for this portathon," tweeted BlackBerry Development Head Alec Saunders. "Feel like I've run a marathon."

The BlackBerry 10, which runs on the same QNX-based software that powers RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, will be officially unveiled on January 30th.

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