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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?


BBSJdev wrote:

You say it will be locked but with the leaked ROMs out there not hard to get round.


Actually I believe experience from the PlayBook has proven that when they use the tools at their disposal, they can indeed make it hard to get around. In fact, impossible so far, as seen by those who realized that once their device was updated to a particular version, they could not downgrade it. Some people were resorting to buying "fresh" early-release PlayBooks merely to avoid having them effectively locked to "version X or higher" when the update was applied.

 

Depending on how they lock these, it may be easy to get around, very hard, or harder. ;-)


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Developer
KermEd
Posts: 179
Registered: ‎05-18-2009
My Device: NA

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

Thats true.

 

I think right now they are intentionally turning a blind-eye towards Dev Alpha's in the wild not being returned.

 

That could change easily though.

Trusted Contributor
neilwick
Posts: 176
Registered: ‎01-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9790

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

They've set a date of June 30 to lock the devices, if I remember correctly, so nothing is going to happen until after that date as far as devices not being returned.
Developer
borceg
Posts: 671
Registered: ‎03-21-2012
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

I hope that *mine* DA C will arrive before the hw/sw brick countdown runs out :smileyhappy:
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neilwick
Posts: 176
Registered: ‎01-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9790

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

I should clarify that the June 30 date appears to apply only to the A and B devices. Someone from BlackBerry was recently quoted as saying that there is no end date for the Dev Alpha C at the present time. One could possibly be set in the future. I don't suppose anything has been decided yet, and even if it has, it can change.
Developer
soaman
Posts: 849
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

@DueNorth: Simply, to get Dev Alpha B you have to submit at least 5 apps on portathons. One of those apps is enough for trade-up.
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sh2sg
Posts: 177
Registered: ‎03-10-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

Got DAC, Really love it.
Hope there will be a trade up for Q10...
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sudipta
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎01-16-2013
My Device: Dont own a BB

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

Which country ???
Developer
jplust
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎12-17-2012
My Device: Bold 9900, PlayBook, DevAlphaC, Z10LE

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

omg... please give us Q10-LE :-)

Developer
smartek
Posts: 281
Registered: ‎05-31-2012
My Device: Playbook

Re: Will there be a trade-up program for Dev Alpha C?

Q10-LE would be really awsome.

Lets see what BBLive will bring

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