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Developer
thett
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎12-16-2011
My Device: Red 10
My Carrier: Mobifone

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

I want Q10-LE too!

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Philipk
Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

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

I want them to not have a trade up
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neilwick
Posts: 176
Registered: ‎01-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Telus

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

Philip, I'm not saying that I disagree but can you explain why you say that?

Since the Dev Alpha C seems to be final hardware in an uglier case, I think all they'd have to do is release final software if they want us to have a final device.
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Philipk
Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

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

You agree then?
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neilwick
Posts: 176
Registered: ‎01-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Telus

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

It would kind of defeat the purpose to issue a Q10 LE, but they will decide what's best. The purpose of the Dev Alpha program is to make sure that developers have hardware to test their programs. The purpose is not to give away free phones.

The red Z10 was a good way to thank developers for supporting an unknown new OS, but that probably doesn't apply to the Q10, since it's the same OS.

The Z10 LE program was abused by some people and I don't think we should encourage more abuse. I can't say more without having inside information that only BlackBerry employees know.
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Philipk
Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

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

Yeah it's nice that they give away free stuff and appreciate it. As its hard to make money doing indie development.

That said it's annoying that for some people the free stuff has become the main interest rather then improving dev/buis/marketing abilities. Can't say I didn't fall in this trap myself...
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AGZ123
Posts: 100
Registered: ‎03-01-2012
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Rogers

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

Hey,

I was just wondering,.. is the Dev Alpha C AWS compatible? becuase if it is final hardware, it would be! When I put my Mobilicity sim in it, it went to roaming, so, I think it isnt. Does anyone know for sure if the Dev Alpha C is AWS (1700/2100) compatible or not? Thanks 

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alopix
Posts: 413
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
My Device: Z10 LE & PlayBook

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

I have been talking with Alec Saunders on twitter and he told me that there will be NO limited edition tradup program for the Alpha C. The devices are just too expensive for them to just give them away again.

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neilwick
Posts: 176
Registered: ‎01-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Telus

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

Thanks alopix. That's good to know.

If you make lots of money from your apps, you can buy a Q10 yourself. A limited edition version of it doesn't make much sense to me.
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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?

I just filled the trade-up form by using Dev Alpha C's PIN, it is accepted!

 

But I am not sure if they will reject this later with something like DAC is not for trade-up, or 

they will send me another Z10 LE, or

a Q10 LE...

 

Let's see.

 

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