If you have been wanting to develop in Tizen and been wanting to get your hands on a Tizen Smartphone Developer Device, but did not get to attend the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco or the Tizen mini-summit in LinuxCon Japan, well here’s your chance! Tizen.org just announced that you can sign-up for one if you meet the following requirements:
- Must not be employed by the company manufacturing the unit
- Demonstrate a clear and compelling purpose for physical hardware that cannot be reasonably addressed using the Tizen SDK and emulation.
- Agree to use the development unit for the purpose stated in your application.
- Agree to publicly communicate about your experience with the hardware (e.g. blog, tweet, present, post on forum or mailing list, etc).
- Comply with any vendor-specific requirements (may include shipping restrictions to certain countries, signing an NDA, or agreeing to return the unit at the end of a specified period).
- Must agree to be responsible for any import taxes, fees, or other expenses related to receiving the unit.
- Must provide a valid shipping address, phone number, email address, project name and project URL (the latter can point to any sort of web page describing the project, including a forum thread).
- Must exhibit willingness to share unused development units.
The selection criteria are as follows:
- Intended use should be innovative, substantial and well-documented.
- Intended use should be appropriate and practical for the type of hardware requested.
- Past contributions to a relevant project may be part of the decision process. This information shall be kept confidential by the program team.
- Prior receipt of a gifted or loaned development unit may be evaluated to ensure wider distribution.
- Development units will not be provided for review or testing purposes.
It seems like there are only 30 units available, according to the Development Unit Program Application page, so good luck!
Links: Tizen.org Announcement | Program Details