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UberschallSamsara
Posts: 1,026
Registered: ‎12-29-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C

LE arrivals in the US?

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Sorry if this is already answered elsewhere, but:  Given that LE's were being shown and apparently handed out in Amsterdam this week, does this mean that LE's are actually going to ship sooner than the "4-6 weeks after the Jan 30 BB10 launch event"?  Has anyone in the US returned their Dev Alpha and gotten a tracking number for an LE en route back to them?

 

I'm basically trying to minimize the time window that I'm without a test device.  If it's still going to be 4-6 weeks (actually now 3-5 weeks) before LE's are even being shipped in the US then there's only downside to returning my Dev Alpha right now.

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witmen
Posts: 89
Registered: ‎11-16-2010
My Device: Bold 9650

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

I've returned my Dev Alpha and the warehouse sent confirmation that they have it. So my last step is to wait for them to notify me that the LE Z10 has been shipped. That hasn't happened yet, but I'll be sure to reply to this as soon as it does.

I'm hoping it is soon, I'm currently without a device for testing and the PC I use for developing doesn't like the simulator at all. I fully realize how much of a help the Dev Alpha was, now that I no longer have one.
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jelounge
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎08-06-2009
My Device: Dev Alpha

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

they only handed LE to BlackBerry Elite member in Amsterdam. the rest of us just have to be patient

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aryanamoya
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-14-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Z30

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

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I too sent back my Dev Alpha and live in the USA.  I received notification on 1/23 that the warehouse received the unit back.  I was hoping that the devices would ship out earlier than the 6-8 weeks as they were given out in Amsterdam and unlocked Z10 models were distrubted at the global launch events. I will try to be patient but it's so hard when so many of my friends north of the border are enjoying theirs. :smileyvery-happy:

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UberschallSamsara
Posts: 1,026
Registered: ‎12-29-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

I'll be glad to get rid of my Dev Alpha and get a real Z10 on my desk ASAP, because my Dev Alpha's keyboard has a mind of its own - an insane mind.

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Ebscer
Posts: 867
Registered: ‎08-31-2009
My Device: 9530, 9630, 9800, 8530, 9900, 9810, 9930, PlayBook, Dev Alpha

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

I am certainly holding onto my DevAlpha for another two weeks. It does not appear as if devices are anywhere near ready to be shipped...


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jasoncheung
Posts: 67
Registered: ‎09-01-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

I was tempted to send my Dev Alpha back, but with the crazy wait and my need to keep on working on my apps, I'm not sending mine back until the beginning of March.

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ndsmyter
Posts: 648
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
My Device: Limited Edition Z10, Playbook 16GB/32GB, Dev Alpha A/B/C

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

I would have done the same, had I known that they would only be sending out the devices 6-8 weeks after the arrival of BB10. But I sent my device a couple of days after I received the mail, when they hadn't mentioned that they will take so long to arrive. I thought that the sooner I sent the Dev Alpha, the sooner I would receive my LE.. My mistake..

For those who haven't sent the devices a little math. Keep them another 2 weeks and it will be fine. Because it took my device 2 days (shipping) + 10 days (before I got mail that it was arrived at the office) = 12 days. So I would have sent my device 2 weeks from now (because we're already 2 weeks after the arrive of BB10). Though, you should keep in mind that probably a lot of people will do this, so there could be some delays. But even then, keeping your device another 2 weeks at least should be fine. Just saying :-)


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zezke
Posts: 1,004
Registered: ‎12-12-2010
My Device: Z10 (red Limited Edition)

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

I do appreciate all the gestures BlackBerry makes towards developers, but being deviceless for six weeks is kind of annoying.
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SysOp
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: PlayBook | DevAlpha

Re: LE arrivals in the US?

I also agree that it is is really annoying for 6 weeks without testing device. 

Moreover, it says the LE won't ship until 6 weeks after the launch date. The Z10 is launched elsewhere but not in the US yet, so what date should I use to count? And thus when is the best / latest date that if I send back the devalpha, I'll get one of the earliest batch of the LE?

And by the way, should I also send the original box of devalpha back or just the bare devalpha device? (I know we don't have to send accessories back from the other thread.)

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