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Posts: 232
Registered: ‎11-19-2010
My Device: Z10, Playbook

OS 10 beta for playbook?

Can I get a beta version of OS 10 to install on my playbook (currently at

It would save me developing apps twice.

Once to run on PB now then again when OS 10 is actually released (February...right???).


If I have to sign my soul away and promise not to give it to anyone else, I'm ok with that. (sadly, I don't even know any other PB users)

Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: OS 10 beta for playbook?

They intend to have an open beta program for BB10 on the PlayBook prior to the final release of BB10 for the PlayBook, but this will definitely not happen until after the launch of BB10 for the phones, in the first quarter of next year (which could be January, February, or March).

There's lots of other developers who wish we could get it now too, but it's just not going to happen. :'-(

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
Posts: 195
Registered: ‎05-09-2012
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE

Re: OS 10 beta for playbook?

And that's another mistake. The simulator does not suit me and I do not own an alpha device. So practically I cannot do and test anything BB10 related yet.

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

Re: OS 10 beta for playbook?

What in the simulator is not working? Other than sensor input.
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎11-21-2012
My Device: The alpha device
My Carrier: Telenor

Re: OS 10 beta for playbook?

Simulator does not support videos using mmr
Posts: 139
Registered: ‎05-24-2011
My Device: Z30 running 10.2 and Playbook 4GLTE running OS2.1
My Carrier: rogers

Re: OS 10 beta for playbook?

The simulators also don't support Bluetooth, WiFi or Cellular radio info.
bron: a cron-like scheduler for BlackBerry 10
Posts: 195
Registered: ‎05-09-2012
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE

Re: OS 10 beta for playbook?

How do you test multitouch?