- CrackBerry Addict
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RIM should sell the Dev Alpha device
plastic back would be low-cost, the clean front is appealing. The Milan sliver/square corners might be a bit polarizing, I like it personnaly, but clean aspect of the Colt/Dev alpha would be a good mid-end BB10 device. Capacity 16, 32, 64Gb.
Let Milan differentiate BB10 from Android. High grade back panel, 32, 64, 128Gb capacity.Jobs: the apps nazi
- 05-07-2012, 06:16 PM #3
If they could launch it with OS7 today and upgrade it to BB10 I would agree
but BB10 is certainly not baked enough for release
and I'm not sure about a non removable battery for a BlackBerry,
I do like my devAlpha and some android people have been WOW'd by it, but it is a bit bulky
- 05-08-2012, 01:17 PM #4
I wouldn't mind having the option of buying back my Dev Device when we can trade them in for a BB10 device, purely for nostalgic reasons if nothing else.
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05-08-2012, 02:06 PM #6
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Actually having it in your hand is a different story. It's just a little too bulky and the build quality isn't great (though it's a dev device so no fault here). If they were to refine it a little bit more, they could certainly brand it the "MiniBook" or the "PlayBooklet" or something fun, but as is, it's just so-so. Wouldn't suggest selling it :P100PROOF - Marketing & Design
- 05-08-2012, 03:05 PM #7
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- 05-08-2012, 03:08 PM #8
The device looks great, love the specs, but actually holding it... I'll take my 9850 or even my work 9930 over it. (Keeping in mind this is simply a development device)
Now, for a dev device, I really think it is a great formfactor. The hybrid BB10/PB software is another story today...
I would would not want to actually purchase this device as a phone... Maybe a portable video game device if I played games, but I don't.
I really do look forward the next generation of polished devices from RIM. A very exciting glimpse in to the future of capabilities for the BlackBerry platform. As an AIR developer I am glad to see the updated SDK with more native extentions, etc.
- 05-08-2012, 05:10 PM #9
- 05-08-2012, 05:11 PM #10
- 05-08-2012, 05:23 PM #11
I suppose this also may be what people like about it?!? Maybe because it doesn't have that classic RIM touch that I as a very long time user cherish so much? I don't know.
I truly appreciate picking up my 9850 after working with the Dev Alpha and running my thumb along the screen. I can feel just how much work was put into the physical engineering that folks who like bricks likely couldn't care a less about...
Again, I may be outnumbered here but that is my opinion and again, the Dev Alpha is a remarkable piece of hardware and I am pleased to develop with such a polished piece of hardware. This really helps visualize and get into you head what your app will be like in the smartphone form-factors. Sparks creativity.
- 05-08-2012, 09:28 PM #13
- 05-08-2012, 09:41 PM #14
I would probably take that offer but I read online (I think maybe asaunders tweeted it?) that they won't be handing out Dev devices at the road tours (which of course might just to be to dissuade non-devs from coming to get them).
- 05-08-2012, 10:22 PM #15
I just checked ebay there are ZERO avaliable .. wondering if I have any takers at 10 k LOL jkjk... (for 10k not really .. but seriously jkjk . . . )
- 05-09-2012, 12:34 AM #17
Not gonna lie... I would shell out a couple hundred bucks for that beauty
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- 05-09-2012, 08:09 PM #18
I would NOT want the DevAlpha device as my full time driver, it doesn't feel wonderful in the hand as RIM devices do, I LOVE the 9790 because I feel it is the best shaped device RIM makes today, even the microUSB port is perfectly positioned,
that said in the full touchscreen market I don't find the devAlpha any less or more comfortable in the hand than anything of compatible size in the 4+ " Android /Windows range
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06-03-2012, 05:29 PM #19
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I wouldn't want blackberry to release anything unless it is polished. So I'm okay with them not releasing anything yet. No more debacles from Rim please.Porsche Carrera S 997.2 -The Ultimate QNX Machine
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