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BlackBerry 10 Limited Edition Not Available on Verizon WirelessDevelopers who had submitted a BlackBerry 10 app and approved for the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 device cannot use it on Verizon Wireless. RIM has been sending this email to developers who requested to use the LE BB10 phone on Big Red:
We want to start by saying thank you for you continued support and commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform. The excitement around this launch, device and platform is palpable and we owe our developer community a debt of gratitude for that. In fact, that’s one reason we want to give the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 smartphone to our developers.
I wanted to let you know that although you have applied to receive a BlackBerry 10 Limited Edition device, we are not able to offer the device from Verizon. Instead we will send you a 4G device.
Please note that Verizon is completely committed to launching BlackBerry 10 devices, but we are not able to order the Limited Edition devices at this time.
BlackBerry Developer Relations Team"
It looks like you will have to get a pre-paid service or new service on a different carrier. No word yet on what the reasoning behind this might be. Perhaps it has to do with the LTE radio used in the Limited Edition device?
- 01-22-13, 06:31 PM #5
- 01-22-13, 08:43 PM #10
I honestly don't understand why they would be doing this.. What got me motivated to make an app was that I could get a limited edition device.. And now I won't be able to use it on Verizon.. I'm legit pissed right now, am I acting out of line..? This is rediculous... They have supported developers SO well from the beginning.. Why would they cut such a major corner at the end of it all? /:
- 01-22-13, 08:51 PM #11
Is there a difference between the Limited device and the Verizon device? I don't care about the antenna differences. Everyone should know that especially when RIM asked what provider would you want the phone for. For so many not to be happy about this then there has to be other differences between the units. Different size? Faster or slower? Whats the difference?
- 01-23-13, 04:52 AM #17
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01-23-13, 01:36 PM #21
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firstly, id let the devblog post go live before going too far with this, could be a whole host of reasons.
what i would say though is absolutley nowhere ever did RIM say it would be functional on particular networks. they simply said a speical edition phone.
- 01-23-13, 01:50 PM #22
The limited edition device was never promised on any carrier. You are still getting a free BB10 device. You could sell it, you could keep it, it doesnt change the fact that RIM is indeed holding up their end of the bargain and giving you a FREE device for trading in your Dev device that will be bricked anyway.~S_A
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- 01-23-13, 04:54 PM #23
I think the confusion for me when I received this email from RIM was whether they meant that I would be receiving a normal Verizon Z10 or if they were going to send me a Limited Edition device that simply would not work on Verizon's network. At first I was thinking it was the first statement, but it seems from this thread that it's actually the latter.
Am I a little disappointed that I probably won't be able to use my LE as my daily driver? Yes... I am... but a free device is a free device, especially with it being a Limited Edition. RIM didn't have to make this offer at all and I, for one, am still grateful for it.
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- 01-23-13, 05:23 PM #24
Anyway, the reality is that if they do not offer a cdma device, you will be able to easily ebay the limited edition and will probably make enough to buy yourself both a z10 and an x10 if anything.
- 01-23-13, 05:51 PM #25
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