About a week ago, RIM launched their Last Chance Android Port-A-Thon event where the Canadian company promised developers $100 for every app that was approved with a maximum of 20 apps per developer. The last time RIM held such an event, a whopping 15,000 apps were submitted, although it looks like round two managed to nab close to 20,000 apps. According to the reports, 19,071 apps were submitted, meaning that based on these two events alone, RIM has about 35,000 apps submitted for the Blackberry 10 platform. Of course not every app will be approved, but it’s safe to assume that based on the sheer volume, RIM will have plenty of apps to choose from and it is possible that they will be able to keep to their promise of at least 70,000 apps at Blackberry 10’s launch which will be taking place on the 30th of January.
Of course volume isn’t everything, especially with platforms such as iOS and Android who not only have RIM beat in terms of volume, but they also have a huge selection of quality titles to choose from. After all what good there to have 70,000 apps but none are which you have heard of before? Either way we guess RIM will most likely take advantage of their event on the 30th of January to share some of these details with us, so check back with us then to see if your favorite app (or apps) have managed to make it onto Blackberry 10!