Research In Motion is trying to attract app developers for its BlackBerry 10 platform with a $10,000 revenue guarantee. To qualify, a BlackBerry 10 app must be submitted before the launch of the platform and earn $1,000 on its own. If the app then fails to earn more than $10,000, RIM will pay developers the difference between revenue already earned and $10,000. Apps that earn less than $1,000 or more than $10,000 are not eligible for the offer.
Metrico Wireless is being bought out by Spirent Communications for $52 million. The transaction will allow Spirent to expand its testing solutions with Metrico’s mobile device testing-as-a-service platform. The deal is expected to close next week.
T-Mobile USA is adding to its line of Samsung Galaxy smartphones with the Galaxy S Relay 4G. The Android handset is compatible with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network and comes equipped with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a physical keyboard, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and front- and rear-facing cameras. Pricing and availability have not been announced.
Good Technology is buying mobile collaboration specialist Copiun for an undisclosed sum. The transaction will expand Good Technology’s enterprise mobility offerings. The deal is expected to close this month. Once complete, Copiun’s workers will be part of Good Technology and its Massachusetts headquarters will become a Good Technology office.
Alcatel-Lucent has come out with an open source software engine to help companies manage APIs for cloud platforms, networks and infrastructure. The apiGrove software is based on Alcatel-Lucent’s Open API platform and is available now under the Apache 2.0 license. The future of the API ecosystem lies in building on an open industry foundation and a holistic approach that spans the network, cloud and enterprise/IT spaces,” Luara Merling, Alcatel-Lucent senior vice president of application enablement, said in the company’s announcement today.