FWIW, I just sent in my application to the publicised email address, I stated my ideas for two applications that I was actively developing (a half-truth there..., I've got ideas, just not implemented yet) but it's clear that none of my applications really
require physical hardware to test because they aren't games or anything requiring proper hardware testing.
I got an auto-responder telling me that the person was out-of-office until the 23rd, which is three days away, and even then there's no guarantee of a response.
I'll post in this thread if there are any developments.
Hmm, I have also sent an application for the software I started developing yesterday. My software will involve GPS at some point in the future, so a physical device would be useful.