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.