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Posts: 62
Registered: ‎02-06-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook 16GB
My Carrier: Bell


Do developers get discounts on devices to test on or discounts in general?

Posts: 374
Registered: ‎02-12-2011
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: Wind Mobile

Re: Discounts?

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-30-2012
My Device: curve 8520
My Carrier: Idea

Re: Discounts?

RIM doesn't offer developers any discount on hardware.  You can dwonload simulator available online for free.  Simulator is good to test your app first.

Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Discounts?

There are also companies that provide actual devices for testing over the web.  For example:




It can get real costly to start having every possible device in house for testing.  My personal hope that RIM will just have a few devices going forward.  There really is not a need to have N number of devices with only slight variation in capabilities.  Apple has proven that.