04-25-2013 09:22 PM - edited 04-25-2013 09:29 PM
Lot of developers are still receiving dev alpha devices with no trade up plan available and future of those devices are yet to be known. At this point it seems, BB couldn't ship dev alpha devices to 12000 developers (one device per developer) they targeted. Maybe not even half. There are so many developers who have received more than one dev alpha A/B. From the LE notification numbers, it also seems that less than one third of targeted 12000 have applied for the LE.
Assuming that they have already built 12000 LE, what are they going to do with the rest of the devices? Extend trade up one last time? But Alec said that they wouldn't be extending time anymore. I guess, BB will not sell or give away LE devices as they have promised the early stage developers to be the only recepients.
If they are building LE on demand basis, and no further plan for trade up, does that mean we (would) have one of the <4000 limited edition devices instead of one of the 12000? Not to mention, that will be cool!
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04-25-2013 09:34 PM - edited 04-25-2013 09:36 PM
ap_spd, well, the issue seems not the limited number of LE devices, but not enough devs applying for LE. I haven't seen any AN number more than 33XX so far. And, since we don't need to mention our region with our AN number while emailing to the dev relations, so I think they are unique worldwide.
04-25-2013 10:13 PM
Even though they plan for 12000 LE devices, they might only manufacture a certain portion of it for LE. Anyway, it's just a change of casing from Black/White to Red only, shouldn't be that hard for BB
04-26-2013 03:50 AM
04-26-2013 04:05 AM
As the trade up submission form will be available till mid of 2013 all developers receiving DA from the draws will be able to trade right because the Port a thons were conducted in Jan well before LE tradeup app submission deadline.
04-26-2013 04:23 AM