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nickmartins
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-20-2013
My Device: Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha A , Blackberry Bold 9780 , Blackberry Curve 9300
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what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

 gostaria de saber o que vai acontecer com os dev alpha a partir do dia 30 de janeiro

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ndsmyter
Posts: 648
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
My Device: Limited Edition Z10, Playbook 16GB/32GB, Dev Alpha A/B/C
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Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

Please try to use English when you ask questions. That way more people will be able to answer your question.


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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
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My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30


nickmartins wrote:

 gostaria de saber o que vai acontecer com os dev alpha a partir do dia 30 de janeiro


Some time after January 30, the Dev Alphas will stop working. We developers don't have any additional details at this time.


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jetstreamblue
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Z10 LE #00055
My Carrier: Telus

Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

I do hope they will keep Dev Alphas functioning for devs who choose to keep their devices for a while after launch in case issues arise with their apps.  If they prematurely deactivate the Dev Alphas, developers would basically be forced into a "blackout period" of no test device until the LE's are shipped "6-8 weeks after launch" (IMO, way too long a period to be without test devices for serious devs).

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peter9477
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Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

In the IRC channel (#blackberrydev) one RIM dev relations fellow assured us that he agreed it would be entirely unreasonable if these bricked on Jan 30, or much before we received the replacement devices, and that he was going to be walking the issue through the system internally to make sure there was a plan in place to avoid that.

No update yet, and that doesn't guarantee anything, but at least you know they're quite aware of our concern and not ignoring the issue.

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AlexXF
Posts: 323
Registered: ‎03-10-2010
My Device: Bold 9780, DevAlpha
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Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

I do not think, that alpha will be disabled at 30th, because too many devs does not receive it!

 

It will be curiouse receive Alpha for a week only.

 

And more problem - there is a too much devs that waiting for a full functional OS, to build/test apps on it. If RIM limit devs by 12.000 devices, it will no good for developer community. Especialy if your app is free.

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brechtryckaert
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Registered: ‎09-12-2012
My Device: Curve 9300
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Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

Too bad for those among us who already sent in their dev alpha's. Wish the delivery would possibly be sooner the 6 to 8 weeks after januari 30th.

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pie505
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-18-2013
My Device: Blackberry Dev Alpha A
My Carrier: Telus

Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

Im Not sure if anybody els is haveint this issue but after i updated to the lates os my device pin is blockedd

on the blackberry dev aplha dose anybody know what i can do iv tryed flashing it svereal times 

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chall3ng3r
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎12-25-2010
My Device: PlayBook 16GB + Z10 LE
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Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

I was one of the lucky ones who received that BB10 Alpha B device.

 

Do we have to return these devices at some time in future? Like if my app does not get qualified for B4BB?

 

I was under impression that we will be able to keep these Alpha devices for further development, what else RIM gonna do with them? turn them into LE? :smileytongue:

 

I was also thikning that RIM will post a full BB10 OS update for these devices so devs who got the Alpha devices can continue development with full featured OS and personal use. I believe Alpha devices are full HW platform but just OS features are limited?

 

I hope RIM will think about devs who will not have retail BB10 devices for 5-8 months after release date.

 

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is05140
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Registered: ‎01-22-2013
My Device: Blackberry 9810, dev alpha
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Re: what will happen with the alpha dev from January 30

I read in some post that stickers to send the DevAlpha in some cases are already shipped, so you must return it to get the new one, also if I don't remember wrong, you must ship it (devalpha) before get the Limited.

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