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

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

I don't really understand why they don't let them be used as a phone either? What we do with the device while we have it doesn't really make a difference, does it?

I would love to be able to use that device as a real phone. And it would be good marketing imo.


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Developer
AlexXF
Posts: 323
Registered: ‎03-10-2010
My Device: Bold 9780, DevAlpha
My Carrier: Vodafone CZ

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

I do not understand too. If my app will use phone/hub functionality, how to test it on that device?!

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slashkyle
Posts: 800
Registered: ‎10-16-2012
My Device: Red Z10, Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

Well with your imagination of course :smileywink:

...I think it's a bit silly they stipped down the os as well, use of hub/sms for messaging functinalities would be better for testing than purely BBM
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neilwick
Posts: 176
Registered: ‎01-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

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/316985312020672513

 

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soaman
Posts: 848
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

Another explanation: Q10 is not out yet.
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Teaboy1748
Posts: 1,093
Registered: ‎03-24-2011
My Device: Q10/ Z10 / 9900 / PlayBook / 9700 / 8900
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

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.
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shubhamm
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎03-03-2013
My Device: Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: BSNL

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

any news when it will gonna ship in India ??

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jetstreamblue
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Z10 LE #00055
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C


Teaboy1748 wrote:
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.

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Gp2mv3
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎02-19-2012
My Device: 2 Playbook's (16 and 32Go) + Waiting for the Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: Mobile Vikings

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

Still no news about shipping to Europe ?

I'm in Belgium and still waiting...

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Developer
slashkyle
Posts: 800
Registered: ‎10-16-2012
My Device: Red Z10, Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Post Here When You Get Your Dev Alpha C

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 

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