Last year RIM held a BlackBerry Developer Day conference here at Santo Domingo where they mentioned that they were planning on making signing keys and other BlackBerry developer  requirements available for free. I was hyped to hear this cause that would only mean one thing: more BlackBerry developers = More apps. Well today they have kept their promise, RIM has announced the availability of code signing keys for both, Tablet OS and Smartphone OS, for FREE.

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Though the fee was only $25 it did hold back a few people, but not anymore! They do, although, require a $1 authorization just to make sure all the info you provided was valid. All you need to do is go to blackberry.com/SignedKeys/ and register!

“We require a $1 authorization to ensure the validity of the information provided. The authorization only decreases your spending limit by $1 for a short period and you are never charged the $1.”

If you’re a developer, or want to be, you will need this so make sure you grab yours from blackberry.com/SignedKeys/.