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    Blackberry posted an official update on dev alpha C status.

    They've stated that all eligible applications should be reviewed by Feb 28 with dev alphas sent out within 5-7 weeks. Not great news, but news none the less.

    http://devblog.blackberry.com/2013/0.../?CPID=E10C020
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    Blackberry posted an official update on dev alpha C status.

    They've stated that all eligible applications should be reviewed by Feb 28 with dev alphas sent out within 5-7 weeks. Not great news, but news none the less.

    BlackBerry 10 Limited Edition and Dev Alpha C Update «BlackBerry Developer Blog
    I'm a little confused by this. 5-7 weeks. Why even send out "Dev Alphas", why not send out devs the full Q10 at that point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shao128 View Post
    I'm a little confused by this. 5-7 weeks. Why even send out "Dev Alphas", why not send out devs the full Q10 at that point?
    Only reason I can think of is BlackBerry wants to make sure devs keep it for developing instead of selling their units.
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    wouldnt 5-7 weeks be about the time the q10 should be on store shelves? That is April to just get dev devices out then i doubt we see the q10 on the shelves later that month
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    Agreed, the timing is worrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howarmat View Post
    wouldnt 5-7 weeks be about the time the q10 should be on store shelves? That is April to just get dev devices out then i doubt we see the q10 on the shelves later that month
    Or if it is on the shelves, app world is going to be extremely sparse...
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    "BlackBerry Jam Europe attendees will be contacted this week with details about the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C device program. The devices will ship to developers that qualify for the program within the next five to seven weeks."

    that article is dated feb-02-2013................. so that from first week of march to 3rd week of march. for them getting their dev c

    still keeping to their April timeline ...methinks
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    [QUOTE=ladeberry;7974096 that article is dated feb-02-2013................. so that from first week of march to 3rd week of march. for them getting their dev c

    still keeping to their April timeline ...methinks[/QUOTE]

    Let's hope the BlackBerry app review backlog has cleared up some by then. Because with app approvals (even for updates to already approved apps) taking weeks now, it doesn't leave devs much time to submit apps in time for an April device launch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shao128 View Post
    I'm a little confused by this. 5-7 weeks. Why even send out "Dev Alphas", why not send out devs the full Q10 at that point?
    dev alphas require no network compliance and i dont think fcc paperwork either as they fall into the prototype bracket. this means BB can send them whereever they want without any worries.

    that could be why i guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstreamblue View Post
    Agreed, the timing is worrying.
    I believe its because they were already built. That and so they don't sell em, like the other poster stated
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladeberry View Post
    "BlackBerry Jam Europe attendees will be contacted this week with details about the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C device program.
    Wondering if any of the developers present at BB Jam Europe heard something yet. I know I haven't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstreamblue View Post
    Only reason I can think of is BlackBerry wants to make sure devs keep it for developing instead of selling their units.
    I can agree, when they gave out free playbook to Devs, The market was flooded with Playbook Unit.

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