Blackberry developers are being offered a cash guarantee to encourage them to write programs for the handset’s forthcoming system refresh.
Device-maker Research In Motion said it would ensure coders were paid at least $10,000 (£6,200) for any app certified for Blackberry 10 if they met its terms and conditions.
The system is largely incompatible with the company’s existing phone software.
The announcement was made at the firm’s annual developer conference in Florida.
Attendees were given an early version of development kit software to allow them to start work ahead of the launch.
The move has echoes of Microsoft’s decision to help finance development of Windows Phone versions of big-name software.
However, investors appeared unconvinced by the news and RIM’s shares fell nearly 6% on Tuesday.
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