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Testing and Deployment

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-10-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Testing on a BlackBerry device

I'm justt getting into the BlackBerry world - I don't have a BlackBerry. I'd like to see how my app looks and works on an actual BlackBerry device and not just on the emulator. FYI, I'm using OS 5.0.


My question is: If I buy a BlackBerry device (such as from eBay) but don't want to buy a service contract for an account, can I download the app from my computer to the device? In other words, do I have to have BlackBerry service to test on a device?



BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,871
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Testing on a BlackBerry device

You can load your application onto a BlackBerry Smartphone over USB without having any type of data service.  You would need a data plan if your application requires any BlackBerry services (email, browsing, etc...) or requires cellular connectivity.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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