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Old 05-10-2008, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Besides asking nicely, how would someone go about becoming a beta tester for RIM devices? Do they do everything internal or do they go through a 3rd party like Centercode. Anyone that can shed some light on this would be much appreciated.. Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is my understanding that there are not outside testers--outside of RIM and their carriers and those third party testing contractors.
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The problem with testing through third parties is they'll have a repeat of what has happened with the few 9000's on ebay, i.e. the possibility of stolen or sold-on devices for profit...
But i liked LunkHead's comment - 'Beg'
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lol, and that third party vendor won't have a contract much longer.

I have a good hunch those devices on eBay were not from a third party.
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RIM tend not to allow much outside beta testing of devices, software is a different matter however. RIM have a beta test applicant program where you have first have to be nominated by RIM, and if your nomination is successful you then have to apply for it - a long winded questionaire. From there, if you're lucky, you get on.

As for devices though, you must be joking!
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So Begging it is.. I'm flying to Waterloo and sit on the front lawn begging to become one..

I guess as large as RIM is, they would want to put it in the hands of real users to get feedback. Centercode does alot with T-Mobile beta tests. I would assume it would be the same with RIM. Oh well... Thanks for the feedback though!
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You just need to have contacts within the industry, whether it be from RIM or a carrier.
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You just need to have contacts within the industry, whether it be from RIM or a carrier.
Ok.. So next question.. Who works for AT&T, T-Mobile, or RIM and wants to get me on as a Beta??
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