Some BlackBerry users will get the chance to test pre-release BlackBerry 10 products

Some BlackBerry users will get the chance to test pre-release BlackBerry 10 products
Some BlackBerry users who have been members of the Beta Zone, will soon have the opportunity to test out pre-release BlackBerry 10 products. An email sent out to these 'Berry owners is telling them, that their past participation in the Beta Zone qualifies them to test software updates, and report on bug fixes. Once a BlackBerry 10 user receives an email inviting him to join the program, the next step is to take a survey to see if  he or she qualifies to be a member.

The email notes a few times that users will be required to use their current BlackBerry 10 flavored handset. This means that it won't be new BlackBerry handsets you'll be checking out, so get that image of you testing the BlackBerry Passport out of your mind.

Just because you won't be testing hardware doesn't make this job any less important. An example of what you might be testing on your phone, is the BlackBerry Blend feature. This will eventually allow you to pair your BlackBerry 10 handset with a PC or tablet, and share BBM, emails, texts, calendar and contacts. Blend is showing up on official images for both the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic.


With over 400,000 BlackBerry members in the Beta Zone, you might have some tough competition. But if you do get selected, you will have access to programs, apps and updates, many of which the public has no idea about.

source: Crackberry

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11 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a great idea. Good luck to all involved!

2. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I think this is smart move from BB/JC. Reduce the employee, and using FREE beta tester. 1 BB handset (material worth US$80-120) + FREE beta tester that will be very happy to get freebie is much cheaper than paying worker to beta test (US$20/hour salary) Good Job BB, you really need to use the money in the bank carefully.

3. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Wow. You made a comment WITHOUT TROLLING. Miracles do indeed happen.

4. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm not a troll (unlike someone who always think BB always right), I give credit, when a credit is due. This one BB did the right things. But when BB did things wrong, I will critic them.

5. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nah dude. You're one of the biggest trolls here. You misstate facts and outright lie most of the time simply because you don't like BlackBerry. And that's your choice not to like them. But we don't need to know about your dislike for them in EVERY SINGLE POST about BlackBerry. That's called TROLLING. And when you get proven wrong by the facts, instead of admitting you're wrong, you just disappear and show up on another BlackBerry post saying the same crap. That's called TROLLING. So YES, YOU ARE INDEED A TROLL. I don't like ANYTHING done by Apple or Microsoft. But I don't SHOW UP ON EVERY POST and state it. That would be trolling.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, you're a TROLL, Wahy. You always either post mostly negative comments about BlackBerry or WP. Even with the comment you made above, you're attempting to troll BlackBerry. BobbyDigital is right: whenever you get proved WRONG, which is always, you disagree from the article you were proved wrong in.

7. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Wow this is exciting I can hardly contain myself. First they have to find people that own Blackberry's for the testing. That is going to be hard to come by.

8. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Don't you ever get tired of trolling? If you really are an IT person like you claim to be, wouldn't you rather post some intelligent comments on Android articles instead of being known as the BlackBerry troll that no one respects?

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's the thing, ablopez: Apiskula isn't really an IT person. He doesn't even really own a phone, let alone an Android one. I doubt he knows ANYTHING about Android, save for what he reads on PA.

11. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

haha yeah I know. I thought I'd just try a different tactic. :)

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apiskula, That was so LAME. With each comment you make, you truly show that you are, without a doubt, a TROLL.

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