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Posts: 124
Registered: ‎11-05-2011
My Device: Z10, Bold 9900

Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

I hope the Dev Alpha C won't take 6 to 8 weeks to ship. Otherwise will that imply a delay of Q10? Any idea?
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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-02-2013
My Device: Dev Alpha A

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

Really do not hope so cause this is delaying The submission of outlook apps, also recieved a mail yesterday requesting to send in soms info so Will see how long IT takes.
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Posts: 1,004
Registered: ‎12-12-2010
My Device: Z10 (red Limited Edition)

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

Maybe they learned from their mistakes with the Z10 LE and provide a cautious shipping estimate now?

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

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping from the time that you complete this form(DA C shipping form).
Developer
Posts: 124
Registered: ‎11-05-2011
My Device: Z10, Bold 9900

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

Honestly I wish that 6 to 8 weeks is counting from Jan 30, but not from the date the form is completed. If the devices are ready, what kind of shipping may take 6 to 8 weeks?
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Posts: 849
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

With a great demand for Z10, it is hard to find a timeframe to manufacture Dev Alpha Cs. I know that Chinese factories need orders many months in advance.
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Posts: 669
Registered: ‎02-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

This tweet from a BlackBerry employee suggest they have already been manufactured.

 

https://twitter.com/demianborba/status/307636646726209536

 

Guess it's Brand Alliance being slow.

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

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

I think that most of the Dev Alpha C are already manufactured. Because on the BB Jam Europe we already had the chance to play around with them. In some sessions they used Dev Alpha C's as a testing device, which were participated amoungst the participants to use during that session (and return afterwards :smileysad: ).

I am not saying that all devices were manufactured before BB Jam Europe. But my guess would be that BlackBerry will order them by batches, so a lot should have been created together with the ones I used on BB Jam.


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Posts: 849
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

Well, first 1500 devices were predictable in advance.
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Posts: 100
Registered: ‎03-01-2012
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: Will the Dev Alpha C really take 6 to 8 weeks to ship?

Yes, I think they should ship soon.. Ive heard that the Q10 is releasing in March-April. Were going to need to test our apps, submit them and have them accepted before the release, if it takes the DA C 6-8 weeks, we wont be able to have the apps ready in time, becuase the testing process alone is taking weeks at the moment.. Hopefully, the DA c's get shipping soon!