Developers on Verizon cannot get the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 handset
The second alternative is to order a replacement phone from another carrier. Those Verizon customers who already made a request for a replacement unit should expect to receive an email in the next few days. If you are a Verizon customer and want to go ahead with the option to replace your BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha unit with a new BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Q10, instructions will be sent out ASAP.
To qualify for the Limited Edition BlackBerry 10, you need to have already received a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha unit, and have submitted a qualifying app to BlackBerry World. Those who followed those directions will soon receive an email confirming their application. The limited edition phones are supposed to go out 6 to 8 weeks after the introduction of the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 models. That would put it at roughly the same time period as the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 in the U.S.
1. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
If I were the developer I would sell it and buy nexus 4 instead
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
I don't understand, you love android, which mean you prefer the open system platform...
dont you love Adobe flash?
don't you love Bluetooth file transfer?
don't you love custom rom?
don't you love 3rd party apps?
don't you love hdmi?
don't you love removable battery?
don't you love sd card slot?
don't you love nfc?
don't you love choice? (full touch and qwerty)
bb10 has delivered everything you want... Why do you still hate blackberry all the time nikolas?
5. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
As i said, some people just hate mainstream devices for no reason, I hate bb just like Americans hate apple because iPhone is the mainstream device in the states and in my country bb is the mainstream device, know what I'm saying?
Just because I love android doesn't mean I'm an Android fanboy,
In addition, bb is overly overpriced, the bold 9900 (former rim's flagship) still sells for a hefty 500 bucks, yet people still buy it and considered it as a "rich and cool person's phone"
Lmfao you can't install custom rom on bb
7. wendygarett (unregistered)
Wrong!!! You don't know how to root bb7? I'm waiting xda to give us the guide how to root bb10!! If you can custom rom on bb7 why not on bb10?
11. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Lol I'll pretend that I believe you
13. wendygarett (unregistered)
Here some steps that teach you to custom rom your blackberry, and teach you overclock gpu as well :) enjoy!!!
14. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Lol hybrid os, it's not custom rom, not even close
23. DigitalJedi_X2 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Nikolas.Oliver: Clearly... You have no idea what you're talking about. "Galaxy S3 NOT a mainstream device"? Are you KIDDING me?? The S3 is as mainstream as it gets. Samsung designed it specifically to be so and marketed it as such.
Your reasons for hating Blackberry are your own but foolish. "Because its a mainstream device in your country"? That's about as retarded as it gets.
"Americans hate Apple"? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
What rock are you living under? America is Apple's stronghold. Like I said... CLEARLY you have no idea what you're talking about. I'm surprised no on else on PA called you on that BS.
I can't wait to come here and see your excuses and the other haters excuses when Blackberry does well. They may not beat Android or Apple(though one can hope the step on Apple on their way to second place)but they'll definitely beat out WP. They've already been doing so with their OLD devices. WP doesn't stand a chance against their new devices.
Full disclosure: I'm an Android fanboy. Admittedly so. Currently own a Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 as my daily devices. But I also love cool technology. Good technology. QNX(BB10 for the uninitiated) is AMAZING technology. And has so many more applications(from NASA software, to automobile software, to parking meter software and beyond)than most. BB10 will do quite well in this upcoming mobile computing age we're entering. Its already there. iOS and WP... Not so much.
And reports of Apple's slow spiral into nichedom are not exaggerated. Its already happening.
29. wendygarett (unregistered)
But Apple doesn't even have any of the features that I mentioned in comments #2 bro...
stop hating and admit blackberry is awesome...
49. Xtasy (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
apple with all it's apps is no where as close to being good as the BB10 u fool
41. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
won't sell as much as android or iPhone, even its own ceo said "we've a clear shot of being a #3" believe me...
Apple is not a dying a company, As a matter of fact, It's the second most valuable company in the history of company (used to be the first)
25. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
Android isn't mainstream? It's in every home!
32. Deaconclgi (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Android isn't in every home...now a toilet....now that's mainstream!!! /s
6. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
If someone would give me a year old s3 or a 2 days old bb 10, I would take the s3 in lieu of the bb 10
8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Well said, I agree, and would do the same; no custom ROMs, no changeable Kernels, no options to over clock the CPU....!
This new OS of BB and Nokia's scrap WP8 will fail, and is failing while "LINUX" and iOS dominates!
17. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
Both of you are correct. I would also never choose a bb10 over top end droids
20. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
then i will always laugh at cheap fanboys like you!
9. wendygarett (unregistered)
Funny that you say you hate mainstream, and yet you want an international mainstream device named galaxy s3... clearly you hate blackberry not because of mainstream...
12. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Galaxy s3 is not a mainstream device, it is clearly designed for human including
Geeks and tech-savvy folks
Indeed, it is not the sole reason why I hate bb, there are still lots of other factors
15. wendygarett (unregistered)
Google the definition of mainstream!!!
Mainstream = dominant player!!!
Go back to your English class, bad boy!!! Lol
16. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Yeah I know what is the meaning of mainstream, samsung is not the dominant player in my country, only Geeks who use them
You should say that to junfe not me
62. DerryAhmad (Posts: 153; Member since: 05 May 2012)
You know that's not true Nikolas. Samsung is one of the most dominant players - if not THE- in your country (Indonesia isn't it?).
Current stats shows Android is besting BB in Q3-Q4 2012 (64% market share, IDC stat).
And you know clearly that Android = Samsung there.
I fail to see your argument there. Android IS THE mainstream OS already.
You probably hating BB is just cause it's BB.
I love technology be it Android, IOS, Blackberry, Meego etc, and I wish BB10 a very good luck.
21. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
then theres 1 reason why i hate android/samsung, its because of fanboys like you!
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
So you say that you hate Android and Samsung because of fanboys, so according to you other brands does't have fanboys, right???
60. jroc74 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I kinda understand where he's coming from. I dont like Apple....I dont like the iPhone or iOS. Their fanboys might make me not like them even more.
In all honesty....since I like Android...I dont really care about Android fanboys...lol. I never owned a BB, barely used one ...but I like what I see from BB10....I kinda dont like the hate for BB10.
Hate for iOS, the iPhone and Apple....hate on....lol.
65. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
i mean the attitude of android/samsung fanboys like you! yes other brands have fanboys like me. but we put our nerves down and just hope for the best. not like fanboys like you who bashes other brands who is working hard to be in the game! got it?!
70. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"i mean the attitude of android/samsung fanboys like you!"
What makes you think that I'm fan of Android or Samsung?
What even makes you think that I'm fan of something?
"but we put our nerves down and just hope for the best."
Could you show me please where I'm nervous?
"not like fanboys like you who bashes other brands who is working hard to be in the game! got it?!"
If you didn't have noticed it already, I'm just expressing my opinion about various things and I'm doing it constructively not just bashing, I always explaining why I'm saying this or that not just bashing.
36. nwright94 (unregistered)
Galaxy s3 has sold the most out of any other android phone, it's an amazing phone but it is without a doubt mainstream. And who cares about "mainstream" are you a hipster? If it works for you and you enjoy using it, use it and don't worry about it being mainstream.
33. 14545 (Posts: 884; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I personally don't understand his hating on BB10. I love "Droid", but I wouldn't mind having a BB10 device. As you said, it has everything that us "Droid" lovers want, as long as the OS is customization, then what more could we ask for?
34. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
No...BB is not open source...it still has some limitations, you can't run bb 10 on htc devices can you?
will dig its own grave
40. 14545 (Posts: 884; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Ok, great, it's not open source. What's your point? I own an HTC device and it takes months upon months for device to create/modify the kernal in such a way that will allow you to run the newest update. So what has open source done for me in terms of timely updates?
You are correct, you will dig your own grave. It seems like BB is willing to adjust their business model(even if it did take so long) to respond to what the market wants?
50. Xtasy (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
That's why BB rocks...the softwares that are limited are the ones that are best...just like IOS
It's like being able to convert to being jewish...u still weren't born one but u sure can try to be one haha
4. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)
This irony, you're not smart enough to be a developer, but if you were smart enough to be developer you would not sells the device.
10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Me2 wouldn't take it for free™
And bye the way, who cares, and no one gives a Botheration, BB is dieing, and its there last hope, just like Nokia's WP8.... RIP both!
51. Xtasy (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
If u don't care than why did u bother commenting and reading any of this...seems like u give a dam after all
55. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
You wasn't, nor is that smart enough to why I posted this!
The name is TROLL™®©
18. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
Whatever you say fanboy! you will always be cheap. iphones and bbs are always premiuim, your precious sammy will always be cheap. Its like you own kia, i own mercedes. True, samsung sells well (for those fanboys who like cheap products). but iphones and bbs PROJECTS(verb) better!
28. tedkord (Posts: 3409; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Oh, stop. iPhones and Blackberries are not Mercedes (unless you mean late 1990s - early 2000s Mercedes). They're more like Coach purses. They aren't any better than other purses, they're purchased because others can plainly see it's a Coach.
Its form over function. Style over substance. And its sad.
66. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
do i really need 5 inches phone to call and text someone? do i really need 5inches to see a movie? whats the use of a tv? and by form over function, making calls and sending msgs/emails browsing the web are the ones i do and i need. (browsing the web is done 80% on my ipad btw) so think of it, i have these functions already in a very good looking device. that makes form = function, style = substance! and its very freaking awesome!
35. MistB (Posts: 508; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I have to admit I'm loyal to no one brand but if you put form over functionality doesn't that defeat the purpose of the usability of the device. That is short sighted mentality, you pick one brand over because it has a more glass like yet fragile substance and more prone to scratches over the other that just performs seamlessly with added extras that are actually quite useful? C'mon, no one is attacking Blackberry except one, I actually want Blackberry to do well and support them like they have supported me with software updates via the trusty Playbook i have and I'm no Apple hater, like I said I own and use every OS bar Windows Phone 8 (which is next on my shopping list btw) but it is silly when the only thing people attack others for using Android and Samsung for is the materials they use, that's like saying I should't drive a sports car because of the less exotic materials being used and because of the fact is uses lighter Carbon Fibre material over Walnut wood trim.
37. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Lol bb = premium? Just see the z10, it is made out of a cheap plastic,
If phones were car
S3 = Lexus LFA
iPhone = Aventador
BB = ford focus
43. 14545 (Posts: 884; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Did you really just pretend that the S3 isn't made out of cheap plastic? HAVE YOU SEEN THE S3, because I am really beginning to question whether or no you own one. If you said Moto, or maybe HTC, then you might have a point, but the S3, in terms of materials used, is = "Ford Focus".
53. Xtasy (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
did u hold the z10? ahhhh NOPE! soooooooooo, shut down already, like your S3
67. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
i saw it already and i have one now! the materials and build quality is far way better than s3. come on.. you must be blind or you dont have hands to hold it.
71. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
Correction the Ford Focus is actually a well made car, you're talking about the Corvette, plastic used everywhere in that car even the rear panels. The suspension sucks, leaf springs iirc
63. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
Anyway Sammy always beats them in features and sales
68. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
yes thats true. i hope they will do more. and keep some fanboys contented and stop bashing other brands whos trying to be back in the game.
30. simplyj (Posts: 402; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Yup, because the Nexus 4 works flawlessly on Verizon.
47. metalpoet (unregistered)
no surprise there, verizon isnt getting the best...first.
48. Xtasy (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
If i were you i would just shut up...get off of blackberries ass. don't u have a life?
3. jroc74 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Well....I dont what happened.....but I know the Android devs who ported apps and use Verizon cant be happy about this....
Ran outta stock? Showing preference to the other carriers? Can phones from another carrier be used on Verizon? I'm just curious what happened.
19. tedkord (Posts: 3409; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Folks on Verizon just need to be patient. It takes time to load up bloatware, remove functionality, and lock down any possibility of increasing value and versatility. All in the name of "security" on the Verizon Network, of course. And if that means you get the phone 4 months after everyone else, you can thank verizon with your money.
44. 14545 (Posts: 884; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I plan on doing that. I will be moving on at the end of my contracts. The may have a lead in 4G and overall network size, but when you can't do any with the device you BUY on it, what's the point in being on their network?
22. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
keep the technology coming! its better to see a lot of competition. a lot of choices for us consumers! dont say like you will not get it, its dead on arrival, its not going to be a success, bla bla bla! keep it to your plastic mind! cause there are people out there who like the ones you hate!
24. DigitalJedi_X2 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Almost forgot. This is iPhonearena. Can't call Apple "crap" like I did in my response to Nikolas. Couldn't get my post through for a minute. But you can say "Fandroid" and all sorts of negative things toward Android and any other OS with no problem. Go figure. And they wonder why they've earned a reputation as an Apple fanboy site...
38. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
As far as I know, the only pa's writer who use iPhone is Johnnnnnnnn V, michael h uses nexus 4, don't know the rest though
Either ios or android is a very functional os, it's just designed for an entirely different customers
Android = for those who love technology, tinkering with smartphones, making their phone as personal as they want to
iOS = for those who like to keep things simple, hazzle free, 'it just works', if you want a little bit of customization , just jailbreak it
Believe it or not, ios is more customizable than bb, yeah you must JB your ios in order to make it customizable, But in life if you wanna receive something you have to give something in return right?
With blackberry, what can you do? Only themes and that's about it, Hybrid os doesn't make your bb customizable, it only makes your phone faster
42. DigitalJedi_X2 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
CrapApple only has the largest chunk of the pie in the Unites States. And not by much. And Android just beat them out in tablet share.
You really don't know about anything other than CrapApple and Android do you? If you did, you would know that Blackberry's have been highly customizable from putting themes(Launchers on Android)on your phone to putting two different iterations of the BB OS on your phone. Blackberry's have been and always will be highly customizable. Please learn about the OS before you attempt to bash it. You're only making yourself look even more foolish than you already are.
And as for you saying that Apple is better than BB... In. Your. Dreams. The Z10 is so much better than the IP5. Better software. Better hardware.
59. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Hardware? Are you smoking crack? Iphone 5 hardware is obviously better than the z10, z10 is made out of a cheap plastic whereas ip5 is made out of glass and anodized aluminium