Whats Happens When Blackberry 10 official launches
At the very first BlackBerry 10 Jam event in Orlando, Florida and now across the world at Jam Tour events, developers have been given a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device. By utilizing this prototype device, developers can already begin building applications for the BlackBerry 10 platform. However, the Dev Alpha has a short lifespan.
We’ve confirmed that upon BlackBerry 10 going official, your Dev Alpha will automatically brick itself. Therefore, rending the Dev Alpha no longer useable. However, RIM has a nice little trade off planned for the device, that is IF you had an app accepted into App World for BlackBerry 10.
Remember the ‘BlackBerry London’ we saw (and thought) as would be the first BlackBerry 10 device? Turns out the London is a few revisions behind what will be the official BlackBerry 10 device. RIM then intends to give out the BlackBerry London as a special edition keepsake BlackBerry 10 WORKING PHONE to those developers who return the Dev Alphas back to RIM.
How cool will that be? Not only can you say you got to play with the first BlackBerry 10 prototype, you’ll be given a more advance version that will actually work as a phone! I think it is a pretty cool trade-off, since the London will actually work as a phone. Whereas, the Dev Alpha isn’t even giving you access to the microphone so you couldn’t even make regular phone calls or video chat (at least not with audio). Are you excited to get the London in exchange for your Dev Alpha?
Source : n4bb.com
what do we think of this?
btw the mic is working on my dev alpha device, ( @ the moment you can't call with it only with bluetooth incoming calls, but maybe on the update wich roll out soon it is possible, but the offer is also very nice to get a blackberry london
- 06-22-2012, 09:02 AM #6
All the "experts" and bloggers will find every minute problem and emphasizing only on those so they can declare it too little too late, a failure.
You all know they will even if they are wrong.
- CrackBerry User
06-22-2012, 12:56 PM #8
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So let me get this right if u make an app and it gets accepted then you can trade it in for another prototype. It won't be the actual final version?? I don't get it why not just give devs a final bb10?? They could help to spread the wordBlackBerry 10 App reviews and News bb10apps.com
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- 06-22-2012, 02:40 PM #11
- 06-22-2012, 03:48 PM #12
After searching through some of the files on the Dev Alpha, you will find a list Model Numbers, which include a name and a hardware ID.
# R061 – Colt 0×04002307,1
# R072 – London 0×04002607,1
# R073 – Blackforest 0×04002706,1
You can see, these three have very similar starting hardware numbers 0x04002XXX,X.
Therefore, if you look at it sequentially; it makes sense. Colt being the Dev Alpha, London being the next revision, and the BlackForest potentially being the final hardware.
RIM used the Colt for initial testing of BB10, then seeded it to developers. You can only assume that the London was also used for testing, potentially internally or maybe even by certain partners. You can then conclude that the London could be the device that will replace the Colt for qualified developers.
These are just my thoughts and conclusions, and not anyone else's.
Last edited by SurrealCivic; 06-22-2012 at 04:03 PM.
- CrackBerry Genius
06-22-2012, 11:31 PM #16
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Alec Saunders confirmed yesterdat dat the trade for dev alpha ( a last time : people who have a dev device and make an app and get approved for the app world they must return there Dev device and the wil get a LIMITED edition blackberry 10 device not a prototype but a limited edition and that phone will never ga for sale)
and that deal is world wide
Last edited by ossasosa; 06-23-2012 at 08:49 AM.
- 06-23-2012, 04:20 PM #20
- CrackBerry Genius
06-24-2012, 01:58 PM #21
- 4,433 Posts
The fact is, I didn't say that 2.1 will be on the Dev Alpha. I was talking about two different things there.
There will be a final version of 2.1 released for the PlayBook. That's the "update" which I said would come to follow the 2.1 beta that we have now.
There also will be updates to the Dev Alpha, but those have nothing to do with OS 2.1 which is for the PlayBook.
Any dispute with those statements? They're the same thing I tried to say before.
- 06-24-2012, 02:19 PM #23
There will be a huge BANG and the whole world will be suffused with a surreal golden glow.
All iPhones and Android devices will rot and turn to green slime. These will be replaced by angels carrying BB10 devices. All fanbois and gurls will immediately see the error of their ways and will fall to their knees begging forgiveness.
BlackBerry users the world over will be hailed as saviours and all other cell phone users will hail them as prophets.
The new BB10 devices will be all things to all women and men.
MacDonalds will announce the BangBurger10 and the Catholic Church will consecrate St. Kevin the patron saint of CrackBerry.
Well, it could happen.
- 06-24-2012, 02:43 PM #25