BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone gets an update

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone gets an update
A couple of months ago, starting at BlackBerry World, RIM started handing out the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handset to anybody claiming to be a developer. The idea is to get enough of these phones into the hands of these code jockeys so that BlackBerry App World can be populated with a decent number of applications in time for the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 handsets. The handset is unlike anything that RIM has released before with a 4.2 inch display offering a resolution of 768 x 1280. An OMAP processor of unknown speed is under the hood with 1GB of RAM along for the ride. 16GB of native storage is aboard. 

RIM has announced an update for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone which takes the software to version Unfortunately, this is not an OTA update which means you will need to hook up the phone to your PC. You will also need the latest beta version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager installed on your PC. Once you've done that, click on the sourcelink for step by step directions.

The latest build of the OS will update the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkits and will open the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone. This will allow developers with the handset to access apps made by other developers and to test them. This gives all developers with the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha model the ability to see what everyone else is doing, perhaps leading some developers to enhance something that they are already working on. It leads to a feeling of "we're all in this together" which is certainly true. RIM's survival depends on everyone doing his part.

In the past, it seemed as though RIM figured with the enterprise market in its back pocket, it didn't need to catch up to Apple or Android. This time, RIM can't aim for something a little short of the competition. The Canadian based manufacturer has to come to market with something that is a few steps ahead if the company is going to remain in its current form.

source: RIM via Crackberry



1. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

I hope BB10 does good.

5. Aeires unregistered

Me too. They need to get this in the hands of the general public as well.,

2. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Not the most exciting update in the world as most consumers have never and will never hold the BB10 Dev Alpha, but good to see that things are moving forward to a very much needed successful launch of BB10. I'm still rooting for ya RIM. :)

3. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

RIM is doomed if this doesn't lift off. Good luck, RIM. :D

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Negative votes? I want them to do good. I'm not being sarcastic, this is their last chance and they WILL fail if this doesn't do well.

11. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

I'm a long time BlackBerry user and there's no doubts that you are correct. I want them to succeed, if they want to exist they have to succeed. When you back a dog into a corner what does it to? Fight for it's life, and that's what RIM is doing right now. The platform will be awesome. But they have to do it right and be at least up with the rest of tech. If not, that's it. Being in the position they are in now, they know all of this and what is riding on a successful launch. I can think of no better motivation to win. :)

4. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

RIM=Rest In Meaningless

6. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Looking forward to the 1st BB10 devices, im glad RIM didn't sell out and lose focus unlike some other company that is now trading at less than $2USD a share due to selling out to a crap OS. If RIM can mix Android type specs, with their BIS/BES services and also QWERTY keyboards in some models as well as some hq apps and games then they'll have a winner, they are headed in the right direction right now. :)

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Apple may sue BB if the new BB 10 phones looked like the ones pictured in the article...

9. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Apple will sue them anyway.

12. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

lol. I've lost track of how many active lawsuits are happening right now.

14. SoopaManLuv

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Apple will sue u 4 that comment. Lol

10. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i love that RIM BlackBerry is really catching up! BB10 is really promising!! i wish that they should be also on developers priority too! i wanna see a real compertiton not only android phones and iPhones!!! i wanna see 1.) Google's Android phones 2.) Apple's iPhones 3.) Microsoft's Windows Phones 4.) RIM's BlackBerry Phones 5.) Samsung and Intel's Tizen Phones 6.) Jolla's MeeGo Phones 7.) Mozilla's FireFox Phones!!! with equal share too!! now thats competition!!! love the competition

13. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

love to see BB10 come soon... RIM has very good following in the enterprize segment... even now my company provide BB to its employee not iPhone or Android.. though I wish it does... so if RIM comes with full bang BB10 then it sure will gain its market back... as may still want BB in their hands.... it seems professional... and BB services are top that anyone can get... BBM is the best of all... BEST OF LUCK .... RIM & BB...

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

when people see someone with an iPhone they say that that person can afford and rich!, when they see someone holding a samsung or any android phone they say that that person is a game addict... when they see some person holding a nokia or windows phone they say its unique(WP) and durable(nokia).. but when they see a blackberry device they label them as proffesionals! BB are made for proffesional people! but for blackberry need to survive is to have a strong ecosystem and a killer device! the iPhone can kill its business because iphone 4s's targets are profesional people! blackberry's strongest points are BBM and QWERTY keypads! but i hope BB will make full touch screen too like this alpha dev device!

16. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012


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