02-28-2013 12:20 PM
03-01-2013 03:43 PM
First of all, I have no affiliation with RIM/BlackBerry. This is only my personal thoughts.
The Dev Alpha C is, just like the Dev Alpha A+B, prototype devices. This means they have not been certified by the carriers and should therefore only be used a limited time. They will either be locked or RIM will offer some trade in program. My bet is both.
03-01-2013 03:52 PM
03-01-2013 03:58 PM
Yes, of course. That is why they will be locked. Try getting back development devices that still works...
Anyway, I believe many developers like to keep the devices as "trophies" even if they are locked. If RIM wants them back, a trade up program is a good way to do that.
What ever happens, we can be sure of one thing. They will be locked at the end of the program.
My wish is for development devices without SIM slots that the developers can keep and really use as dedicated development devices. Or why don't just buy the real Z10 or Q10?
03-01-2013 03:59 PM
They already thanked developer with the RED LE Trade up for the A/B Dev Alpha, I don't expect them to do it again.
03-01-2013 04:24 PM
I don't expect anything from BlackBerry for the Dev Alpha C. What I am wondering is why they are having drawings for Dev Alphas still for the last Port-A-Thon if they will be locked out.
I am just hoping they will just let developers keep them for development purposes only.