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demarcodonjuan
Posts: 129
Registered: ‎10-03-2012
My Device: Blackberry Alpha

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

Hopefully I can make phone calls with it unlike the dev alpha device

 

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SangramPatil
Posts: 271
Registered: ‎01-21-2013
My Device: BB10 Dev Aplha

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

You can make phone calls and that is for sure. :-)
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TheMarco
Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

Why does the device having a different color mean it can't be used on Verizon?

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

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

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Verizon doesn't do things like the LE BB10 device. Look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, then look at the same phone on Verizon to see what I mean. Verzon took a Nexus and crippled it. They removed a preloaded Google app, replaced it with their bloatware, slapped 4G LTE branding on it and made it to where it is currently three updates behind all other Nexus devices.

 

Verizon has to approve the phones that go on their network. So that explains all the issues with the Galaxy Nexus. For a phone to be on Verizon, the phone has to have Verizon apps, Verizon branding and Verizon tested and approved software updates. If Verizon wouldn't make an exception for Google, why would they make them for RIM? And why would Verizon go through the trouble of testing, approving, branding and then bloatwaring a device that they will never ever be able to sell to coustomers? Seriously, why would Verizon do those things when they have nothing to really gain from it. It's not like Verizon would be able to lock you into a contract from a free phone you was sent from a developer promotion.

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borceg
Posts: 671
Registered: ‎03-21-2012
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

Plus, Verizon doesn't like features like sideloading and that will mean no development mode on LE devices. And LE without dev mode is simply useless for developers.
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Marc_Paradise
Posts: 155
Registered: ‎01-22-2010
My Device: PlayBook -> 9900, 9810, 9800, 9700,9000, 8800, 8700...

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

On the other hand, a Verizon device can't be used on any other carrier. At all.


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TheMarco
Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

That depends. I sent my sister an unlocked Verizon Bold 9930. Works fine for her in the Netherlands with a GSM sim :smileywink:

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DueNorth
Posts: 135
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

The only thing I can confirm about the LE device is that it will take a while before it will be out. If you are developing still, keep your dev alpha with you for longer before sending it in. The evangelists haven't seen it yet, but note that it will indeed be noticable from a regular Z10. They can't get them (so you shouldn't see them with one).

 

Right now I am thinking blinged out or just plain RED. :smileytongue:

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TheMarco
Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

I'd totally rock a red Z10!!!

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greatwiseone
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎01-08-2013
My Device: 9900

Re: Limited Edition BB10: Special Features

What's interesting is that we have not seen a single leak of the LE Z10, whereas the Z10 is the most leaked phone in the history of phone launches. LOL
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