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New BlackBerry challenge kicks off

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BlackBerry Partners Fund has launched the fourth annual BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge, where developers of BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet applications can enter their applications in a series of competitions to win $3-million in prizes.

Winners will be selected on a regional basis across four global regions: North America, Latin America, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific.
This year’s challenge includes three competitions: best Adobe Flash/AIR app; most innovative BlackBerry WebWorks app on the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 6; and most addictive social app using the  BBM Social Platform.
“The BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge was created three years ago to recognize, reward and celebrate innovation within the BlackBerry developer community. While the structure of the challenge has evolved each year, our focus remains the same – to uncover the best apps around the globe that people cannot live without,” says Kevin Talbot, co-managing partner at BlackBerry Partners Fund. “For this year’s challenge, we’re also very excited to be inviting app submissions for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.”
Both newly-developed and existing applications are eligible to compete in this year’s BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge. To participate, application forms for each competition (available at www.blackberrypartnersfund.com/submission) must be completed and submitted within the following dates:
* Best Flash/AIR Mobile App for BlackBerry PlayBook – from 28 April to 12 August;
* Most innovative BlackBerry WebWorks app on the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 6 – from 9 May to 26 August; and
* Most addictive social app using the BBM Social Platform – later in the year, submission dates to be confirmed.