Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 187
Like Tree51Likes
  1. greatwiseone's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,739 Posts
    #51  

    Default

    12,000 were made (or are being made)....
  2. edyb's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    742 Posts
    Global Posts
    761 Global Posts
    #52  

    Default BB 10 Limited Edition Revealed - BB Z10 Red Baby!!

    Hi All,

    Anyone know a time-frame for the trade up to the Z10 LE for the broader dev community?

    I sent in my Dev Alpha A back in early January and received confirmation that they got it in the warehouse in Waterloo. I guess they base the timing on the launch date, NOT when you sent it in?

    ***UPDATE:

    After reading some posts a few pages back, it looks like people are saying 5-7 weeks post launch (not when sent in), which would put it into early to late March for anybody that has already sent in their Dev Alpha.

    Does that sound about right? Looking forward to it! My wife is going to have a Z10 (normal one from her carrier) before I get mine, I'm so jealous. :-)
    Last edited by edyb; 02-17-2013 at 11:02 AM.
  3. ingeniumed's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    142 Posts
    Global Posts
    145 Global Posts
    #53  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by edyb View Post
    Hi All,

    Anyone know a time-frame for the trade up to the Z10 LE for the broader dev community?

    I sent in my Dev Alpha A back in early January and received confirmation that they got it in the warehouse in Waterloo. I guess they base the timing on the launch date, NOT when you sent it in?

    ***UPDATE:

    After reading some posts a few pages back, it looks like people are saying 5-7 weeks post launch (not when sent in), which would put it into early to late March for anybody that has already sent in their Dev Alpha.

    Does that sound about right? Looking forward to it! My wife is going to have a Z10 (normal one from her carrier) before I get mine, I'm so jealous. :-)
    Yup, you are correct
    Check out my apps on App World!
    BlackBerry Z10
    Nexus 7/4
    Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a
  4. sh2sg's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    95 Posts
    #54  

    Default

    From the photo, looks like limited edition's back side is paint, not textured as z10's?
  5. neilwick's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    270 Posts
    #55  

    Default

    The back side of the Limited Edition Z10 is shiny plastic like the white ones rather than the rubbery back on the black Z10.
  6. sh2sg's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    95 Posts
    #56  

    Default

    I can't imagine how it feels like... but I think I prefer the rubbery material feeling, those shiny ones easily collect fingerprints.
    I also saw the set came with a back cover? How is that cover?
  7. Andrew4life's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,675 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,676 Global Posts
    #57  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sh2sg View Post
    I can't imagine how it feels like... but I think I prefer the rubbery material feeling, those shiny ones easily collect fingerprints.
    I also saw the set came with a back cover? How is that cover?
    The videos you saw with the extra black back cover is only for the Elite members. I don't think the rest of us will be getting that.
    Though I do hope so. I like a textured back as well. Otherwise it's too easy to slip out of my hands.
  8. edyb's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    742 Posts
    Global Posts
    761 Global Posts
    #58  

    Default BB 10 Limited Edition Revealed - BB Z10 Red Baby!!

    Will probably get a case for it so will never see the back anyways. I'm hoping Crackberry will sell all sorts of back covers or even customizable with graphics like on that startup... www.emblm.ca

    Wonder if emblm plans on supporting Z10?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Crackberry Tapatalk Forum app
  9. papped's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    15,881 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,128 Global Posts
    #59  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by edyb View Post
    ***UPDATE:

    After reading some posts a few pages back, it looks like people are saying 5-7 weeks post launch (not when sent in), which would put it into early to late March for anybody that has already sent in their Dev Alpha.

    Does that sound about right? Looking forward to it! My wife is going to have a Z10 (normal one from her carrier) before I get mine, I'm so jealous. :-)
    That's what they claimed on the blackberry dev blog. Problem is their timelines keep changing... Initially in January they had two different times listed (4-5 weeks after Jan 31st in one place, 4-7 weeks if I remember correctly in another). Then, two weeks post Jan 31st they said 2-7 weeks out from the current date.

    So take the deadlines with a grain of salt... They are still keeping true to blackberry deadlines on this one...
  10. BBThemes's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    5,368 Posts
    #60  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by papped View Post
    That's what they claimed on the blackberry dev blog. Problem is their timelines keep changing... Initially in January they had two different times listed (4-5 weeks after Jan 31st in one place, 4-7 weeks if I remember correctly in another). Then, two weeks post Jan 31st they said 2-7 weeks out from the current date.

    So take the deadlines with a grain of salt... They are still keeping true to blackberry deadlines on this one...
    their worst case dates have always been 8 weeks, which when someone gives me a delivery window thats the date i look at, sods law thats when it`ll happen normally lol

    Thorsten said ZED 10. deal with it
    My Apps in BlackBerry World
    My Platinum 9900


    For all my themes - BBThemes.co.uk and follow me on @BBThemes1
  11. papped's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    15,881 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,128 Global Posts
    #61  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BBThemes View Post
    their worst case dates have always been 8 weeks, which when someone gives me a delivery window thats the date i look at, sods law thats when it`ll happen normally lol
    All depends where you happened to read it, which is the problem... Every single place had different dates and 2 weeks out the dates did not really change. Technically 2 weeks after Jan 30th + 7 weeks = 9 weeks, if you believe that deadline to begin with.

    They need to learn to give concise dates that they can meet for sure (ie. push it farther out from the get go). Say April 14th and everyone is a bit upset at first, but then happy if you beat it. It's really simple and they still haven't learned that. Keep everyone confused (just like the whole LE availability fiasco) or keep pushing the dates back and everyone is continually annoyed.
  12. BBThemes's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    5,368 Posts
    #62  

    Default

    They would have probably been able to stick to the first date if they hadn't been generous to developers and extended the deadline for acceptance. Surely you can't say that was a bad move on their part.

    I agree the communication could be a little better worded to reflect that, but when you look at the extensions they gave developers then it's kinda understandable.

    Posted via CB10

    Thorsten said ZED 10. deal with it
    My Apps in BlackBerry World
    My Platinum 9900


    For all my themes - BBThemes.co.uk and follow me on @BBThemes1
    r0v3rT3N likes this.
  13. StikiGreenZ's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    246 Posts
    #63  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BBThemes View Post
    They would have probably been able to stick to the first date if they hadn't been generous to developers and extended the deadline for acceptance. Surely you can't say that was a bad move on their part.

    I agree the communication could be a little better worded to reflect that, but when you look at the extensions they gave developers then it's kinda understandable.

    Posted via CB10
    Why delay shipping out the device for people that met the initial deadline? Delaying everyone provides no incentive for those that met the initial deadline. I don't understand why it takes 7 weeks to ship out a device, unless they're still waiting for production runs. Those of us that submitted apps are now in limbo as we cannot:
    - create new apps
    - launch fixes/updates for apps we did launch
    StikiGreenZ - BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry PlayBook
    BlackQtCoder likes this.
  14. floydsaj's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    248 Posts
    #64  

    Default

    That is true, I have not got a testing device as I sent my dev alpha back on the 8th January. I have made a HTML5 web works 2D side scroller game. However the simulator is not a true test of performance. I have nearly finished my game, but I can't submit it as I need to test if the game works as it should. I hope we getting further announcements on what is happening and how long estimate for people who have already sent dev alpha and has been received at warehouse and people who are just starting. I'm pretty sure if they can produce a 1000+ prior to bbjam, to produce 12,000 should not cause a delay.

    This is my game, for any of you that are interested:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iqUcezf6qo




    Quote Originally Posted by StikiGreenZ View Post
    Why delay shipping out the device for people that met the initial deadline? Delaying everyone provides no incentive for those that met the initial deadline. I don't understand why it takes 7 weeks to ship out a device, unless they're still waiting for production runs. Those of us that submitted apps are now in limbo as we cannot:
    - create new apps
    - launch fixes/updates for apps we did launch
  15. jetstreamblue's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    388 Posts
    #65  

    Default

    I don't understand the delay either. It would not make any sense to just make a production run for BB Jam and not complete the whole production run of 12,000 in one shot.
    ~ Spare Time App Developer ~
    (My PlayBook Apps: e-Mmanuel+ Bible Reader, e-Mmanuel Audio Bible, Business Analysis Toolbox, RiskASSIST, StakeholdersASSIST)
    See e-Mmanuel+ FaceBook Page for latest app news!
  16. floydsaj's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    248 Posts
    #66  

    Default

    The only reason, I can think of is to check if these batch of red z10's worked perfectly without flaws and fault, sort of test drive. But then again you wouldn't give elite members red z10's which are not fit for purpose. Also you cant produce 1000+ red z10's to test it works 100%. I'd hope for Blackberry to have more info about this, as everyone is puzzled about what is currently happening.



    Quote Originally Posted by jetstreamblue View Post
    I don't understand the delay either. It would not make any sense to just make a production run for BB Jam and not complete the whole production run of 12,000 in one shot.
  17. neilwick's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    270 Posts
    #67  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jetstreamblue View Post
    I don't understand the delay either. It would not make any sense to just make a production run for BB Jam and not complete the whole production run of 12,000 in one shot.
    Supposedly, the ones done for BlackBerry Jam were assembled by hand and not using the normal production process. I don't think they did do the 12,000 in one shot.
  18. Thunderbuck's Avatar

    Posts
    5,282 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,283 Global Posts
    PIN
    2B6927F7
    #68  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by neilwick View Post
    Supposedly, the ones done for BlackBerry Jam were assembled by hand and not using the normal production process. I don't think they did do the 12,000 in one shot.
    Bear in mind that it's just the outer case that's the issue here. I'm curious as to whether the box label shows the ones distributed to the Elites as being assembled in Canada or Mexico?





    "Max Power doesn't 'cuddle'! You strap yourself in and feel the Gs!"
  19. papped's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    15,881 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,128 Global Posts
    #69  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by StikiGreenZ View Post
    Why delay shipping out the device for people that met the initial deadline? Delaying everyone provides no incentive for those that met the initial deadline. I don't understand why it takes 7 weeks to ship out a device, unless they're still waiting for production runs. Those of us that submitted apps are now in limbo as we cannot:
    A better question is why did they extend the deadline if they had a set number of LE devices made... Maybe they didn't meet the original number so they extended the deadline to use the remaining quantity.

    None of the supposed reasoning makes sense anyways.
    -They should have met the deadline they had for the people who already were approved.
    -The approval process is a mess and has been random (people who submitted way early still have not been approved while others who submitted late have).
    -The elgibility is a mess.
    -The shipping deadlines are not clear (for the developer playbook offer they actually didn't even send out shipment confirmation at ALL for many people. You had no clue what was going on until something just showed up at your door).
    -When to ship the BB10 alpha device back was unclear.
    -The confirmation email received when you sent it back was confusing (3rd party, with links that users can't login to at all).

    I can go on and on. But this stuff has been a problem for a long time and hasn't really been improving.
  20. jetstreamblue's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    388 Posts
    #70  

    Default

    I agree, BB seemed to be doing a good job with developer's relationships up to the launch, but then seem to be making a mess of the LE trade-in, and worse, the BFBB program (see BB dev forums).
    ~ Spare Time App Developer ~
    (My PlayBook Apps: e-Mmanuel+ Bible Reader, e-Mmanuel Audio Bible, Business Analysis Toolbox, RiskASSIST, StakeholdersASSIST)
    See e-Mmanuel+ FaceBook Page for latest app news!
  21. papped's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    15,881 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,128 Global Posts
    #71  

    Default

    Also the simple fact is that any dev who returned the alpha now has no device for 1-2 (or 3?) months. Most functionality doesn't work on the simulator (same with Ripple). They aren't gong to buy a Z10 when they are supposed to get a free one later.

    So what happens inbetween?
  22. BlackQtCoder's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    340 Posts
    #72  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by papped View Post
    Also the simple fact is that any dev who returned the alpha now has no device for 1-2 (or 3?) months. Most functionality doesn't work on the simulator (same with Ripple). They aren't gong to buy a Z10 when they are supposed to get a free one later.

    So what happens inbetween?
    Exactly. I can develop nothing.
    Duantox Apps
    Leandro Cerdan (Head developer)
    BlackBerry Elite Dev
    TapyHold, BB10 Built for Blackberry multimedia scrapbook app developer
    Duantox Twitter: https://twitter.com/duantox
    Tapyhold Twitter: https://twitter.com/tapyhold
    Email: info at duantox dot com
  23. neilwick's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    270 Posts
    #73  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by papped View Post
    A better question is why did they extend the deadline if they had a set number of LE devices made... Maybe they didn't meet the original number so they extended the deadline to use the remaining quantity.
    They had enough LE devices made that every Dev Alpha could be traded in. They set the bar extremely low on qualifying for the LE. All you need to do is write at minimum one small program that does something useful. Since they screened the people who got the Dev Alphas in the first place to make sure they were developers (or at least they tried to), they were justified in expecting a trade-in rate of close to 100%.

    A lot of people on Twitter and the BlackBerry developers blog ran into problems when they tried to upload at the last minute (accounts inexplicably locked, etc.), so this is the reason for the extension. They were really counting on a 100% trade-in rate. They need to get those devices out there where people can write more apps.

    I don't know the story behind the delivery date. It was always intentionally vague by design. If it's anything like estimating how long it takes to fix a bug, I've learned the hard way that it's not wise to give a date you might not be able to meet.
  24. papped's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    15,881 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,128 Global Posts
    #74  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by neilwick View Post
    I don't know the story behind the delivery date. It was always intentionally vague by design. If it's anything like estimating how long it takes to fix a bug, I've learned the hard way that it's not wise to give a date you might not be able to meet.
    If they had an exact number of expected trade ins and expected 100% trade in then production and delivery is simple... You know well in advance, regardless of the extension for others or not.

    I'll tell you this though. Myself and many others would have applied for a dev C if they knew they could do nothing for so long (simply so you would have a device to test with), EXCEPT, now the dev c is in the same spot... So you would end up screwed later anyways.
  25. BBThemes's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    5,368 Posts
    #75  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by papped View Post
    If they had an exact number of expected trade ins and expected 100% trade in then production and delivery is simple... You know well in advance, regardless of the extension for others or not.

    I'll tell you this though. Myself and many others would have applied for a dev C if they knew they could do nothing for so long (simply so you would have a device to test with), EXCEPT, now the dev c is in the same spot... So you would end up screwed later anyways.
    How is the dev C is the same spot? you don't have to trade a device in for it, so you don't `lose` anything while you wait.

    how many apps are you waiting to be approved or waiting to build? as its not like BB10 came outta nowhere, people (dev alphas or not) have had a fair while to get their code ready.

    Thorsten said ZED 10. deal with it
    My Apps in BlackBerry World
    My Platinum 9900


    For all my themes - BBThemes.co.uk and follow me on @BBThemes1
Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. BlackBerry 10 Limited Edition Not Available on Verizon Wireless
    By Chrisd534 in forum BlackBerry 10 Dev Devices
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 03-17-2013, 09:09 AM
  2. BlackBery 10 Limited Edition + X10?
    By H4zN in forum BlackBerry 10 Dev Devices
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-28-2013, 09:55 AM
  3. CHECK YOUR EMAIL NOW-Trade up for BlackBerry® 10 Limited Edition!
    By require in forum BlackBerry 10 Dev Devices
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 01-21-2013, 01:52 PM
  4. Blackberry 10 Limited Edition Expected?
    By floydsaj in forum BlackBerry 10 Dev Devices
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-10-2013, 09:54 AM
  5. Will BB 10 ActiveSync limit be 30 days?
    By Elessar.cm in forum BlackBerry 10 OS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 11:06 PM

Posting Permissions