04-02-2011 07:42 PM
That not saying that PR won't rename it to 1.0
I wondered if that was the case.
It's nice to see that a RIM rep was going around showing off the device, regardless of how close to complete the software is.
04-02-2011 07:52 PM
04-02-2011 07:57 PM
Where was this RIM rep doing a demo? I need to get in on some of this action...
Best Buy, Kitchener. The guy who saw it also added the rep on BBM, and she's supposed to keep him posted about future demos and where they are. I'll be keeping an eye on the thread I linked earlier to see if there's a demo near me, and I recommend you do too.
04-02-2011 09:43 PM
I guess the "over the air" update ability gives RIM some more flexibility in terms of not needing to update hardware with the latest software before shipping... so perhaps all of the existing hardware has the final software by now and they'll simply be working like mad to release an over-the-air update in time for the 19th to fix as many of the remaining bugs as they can. All of these logistics must make releasing a product like this lots of fun for project managers at RIM and other similar organizations.
Still, I'd be surprised if RIM were to ship devs their PlayBooks prior to the 19th. Not that I'd be disappointed to be wrong
04-02-2011 09:54 PM
04-03-2011 02:56 AM
04-03-2011 06:28 AM
I went back and watched one of the webinars .recently and one of th RIM reps said that it was their intention to ship the free playbooks to developers early so they could optimise their apps. That gave me some hope but I still wont be surprised if it takes til the end of April for my playbook to arrive.
They also said the playbook would be available in the first quarter of 2011. lol I wish they would hurry up and send them I've got a buyer for mine.
04-03-2011 12:34 PM
The more I think about it, I'd be surprised too. Think of the devs that are still waiting on approval. I highly doubt they'd be ok with everyone else receiving a playbook before launch, even if we have been approved for months. Knowing that, I could definitely see RIM shipping the week of, as that gives them two weeks to make sure everyone who was eligible is approved.
They really should be ok with that: I have been waiting since my approval on the 15th of February to finally test my app on a real device. I can only hope that everything goes as planned, otherwise some disastrous reviews could be headed my way.
04-03-2011 01:03 PM
04-03-2011 02:12 PM
As said, I would really enjoy having a week before to see if there aren't big display bugs because we only tested our apps on the simulator.
I don't want to receive somme horrible reviews because lack of time to test on a real device