04-28-2011 11:42 AM - edited 04-28-2011 11:43 AM
@peter9477 I do think that people shoul actually keep telling us whether they receive their PBs or not.
This helps us figuring our how is TMGIdeas going.
04-28-2011 11:45 AM
@pbappnewbie: They are definately sending a couple hundred devices per day, only a fraction of developers are on this forum and I bet there are people who haven't shared the news
04-28-2011 11:46 AM
04-28-2011 11:49 AM
oops. Sorry to everyone about earlier then. I thought I was safe to do edits without inundating people with update emails. Also, I have nothing of real value to contribute so I apologize for this post too.
peter9477 wrote:(Even edits to posts mean many of us get numerous emails, one with each edit, so please try to be careful in making your updates too.)
04-28-2011 11:50 AM
on behalf of a fellow developer at my office... [ not mine... I'm still waiting :-( ]
March 10th - Ordered
April 28th (11:14am) - Shipping Email Received
April 29th (12:00pm noon) - Estimated Ship Date
(Shipping to Ontario, Canada)
And yes, he's very, very happy!
04-28-2011 11:56 AM
@big_bz --Thats true.. I too agree that only a fraction of devs. are posting their replies in this forum.
Just doing some math here.
If they have shipped 100 devices per day, by end of day today, they will complete shipping 900 devices!
(I thought most developers received their emails only be end of March/early April.)
There was some calculation on # of free devices (in this forum) to be sent out and that # came to around 1000-1500.
If everything ties out, TMG will need just 6 more days to finish shipping all devices..
However, if @Juliopp received an email saying that he will get shipment email only by end of next week, I seriously doubt if they are shipping 100 devices per day..
04-28-2011 12:03 PM - edited 04-28-2011 12:03 PM
@pbappnewbie: Sorry, but I'm afraid your math is wrong - you should count working days only, so if they are sending only 100 devices per day then they would have sent a mere 500 devices by the end of today (Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and quite frankly I think they've sent a lot more than that. Moreover I would expect the total number of devices to be around 3000.
04-28-2011 12:12 PM
@big_bz .. last week TMG sent out shipments from 19-23 (5 days). I saw some emails on 23rd saying that they received shipment emails. This week, they sent it out starting Monday. Today is 28th. So total 9 days.
I doubt they will have to send out 3000 devices. Most developers have more than 1 app in the appstore (I have 3 apps. Currently I have pulled all of them from sale as I started getting some bad reviews. I need to test them on an actual device and modify these apps).
At launch, about 3000 apps were available for PlayBook. Assuming that each developer created 2 apps, # of devices to be sent out will be only 1500. If some of them created just one app, the # of free devices would go up. However, there are chances that the number will go down if developers have more than 2 apps in the app store.
04-28-2011 12:16 PM