Earlier this year, BlackBerry was pretty busy and aggressive when it came to approaching developers to create and submit apps for their BlackBerry platform. The company held several events for developers, encouraging them to create and submit as many apps as they can, presumably to meet their goal of 100,000 apps before the release of the BlackBerry Z10, the Canadian company’s first BlackBerry 10 device. We reckon BlackBerry managed to hit their goal because in May 2013, they announced that there were over 120,000 apps in BlackBerry World.
Now the good news for some developers is that if you were one of the first 250 developers who successfully submitted an app to BlackBerry World (successful as in the app has been approved for sale and distribution), BlackBerry has started sending out emails to these developers informing them that they are eligible to receive a brand new limited edition BlackBerry Z10 that comes in a rather striking red finish. Apart from the new coat of paint, the phone will remain the same as its predecessor. Unfortunately the phone is not available for all developers due to shipping regulations, and those living in Belarus, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran, North Korea, Malaysia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, and Vietnam will not be able to claim it.