RIM had allowed for all developers who submitted PlayBook apps to App World by today, to receive a free PlayBook. RIM has now decided to extend this offer. Here’s what they had to say about the matter:

“Today was going to be the deadline for the offer – but due to the overwhelming interest in the offer, we’re extending it one more time. How much interest? There have been over 1,500 app submissions as of last Friday and over 6600 new developers registered in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront.  We have teams working around the clock to approve vendor registrations and app submissions.  Because of the high demand, approvals are taking longer than normal – we appreciate your patience.

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If you’re not a registered BlackBerry App World vendor, you now have until 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2012 to register at http://appworld.blackberry.com/isvportal.

All vendors (new and existing) now have until 11:59 PM EST on March 2, 2012 to submit your application to BlackBerry App World. Check out our offer FAQ and we’ll be updating the official terms & conditionslater today.”

So get those simulators fired up and get cracking at some apps. Get your app in by the 15th to ensure it is ready for PlayBook OS 2.0’s launch. Otherwise, send it in my March 2nd to get yourself a free PlayBook.

via BBDevBlog