03-30-2013 01:08 PM
03-30-2013 02:18 PM
03-30-2013 04:46 PM
I have to think that the main reason they wouldn't want us to use it as a real phone is to discourage people from selling it to someone else, which would keep it from being used as a development device. It's not really authorized by, for example, the FCC to be used as a normal device. I'm not sure how stringent those types of regulations are.
Aside from that, I'm not so sure that the phone and hub functions are completely written and debugged. There are basic functions that may still not be quite right. With the OS shipped on the device, I noticed that tap and hold highlighted words or sentences near the top of the screen when the tap was near the bottom. I haven't noticed this problem since I updated the OS with the autoloader.
I've noticed with the apps I've tried so far that the splash screen on app startup is using the 1024x768 graphics squashed to fit the square screen. I don't use those in my apps, so I haven't tested yet to see whether that is a bug in the OS or in the app. I'm expected that it's in the app, but I can't be sure at this point.
By the way, I got my Dev Alpha C on Wednesday, the 27th of March, here in Canada. It was shipped on Tuesday. Here's the box it came in: https://twitter.com/neilwick/status/31698531202067
03-30-2013 06:16 PM
03-31-2013 07:33 AM
Yeah, that is pretty true like when people were able to fully load the OS10 on the DEV A/B devices they were selling on craigslist & ebay.
Funnily enough, people were selling them even when it was running the crippled OS. But that was a different time before BB10 was out. I don't see much resale value for Dev C's with the Q10 out.
04-01-2013 04:33 PM
Overall after a few weeks I find that I really enjoy mine, being able to pull it out of my pocket and have the digital world at my fingertips is awesome especially with the snapdragons oomph.
There are a few quirks I hope will get worked out over time, I find that most apps are susceptible to closing without any warning and my contacts are showing up under different names than who they actually are