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Want to test pre-release BlackBerry products, BlackBerry fans? Here’s your chance

BlackBerry Beta Zone

BlackBerry fans, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. In a memo sent to some customers earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that its most loyal users will soon be able to test pre-release BlackBerry products ahead of launch. The program is open to a limited number of BlackBerry device owners who are registered in the free BlackBerry Beta Zone, which currently has more than 400,000 registered members.

BlackBerry’s full email to Beta Zone members, which was published earlier this week by CrackBerry, follows below.

We’re excited to announce that in the near future we will be initiating an exciting new beta program for BlackBerry 10 devices! Based on your participation in past betas you look like you would be a good fit for the upcoming program. If you are interested in participating in a beta program on your BlackBerry 10 device please take this quick survey to indicate you’re interested and to help us select individuals who are suitable candidates to participate.

  • What kind of beta is this? – This beta will focus on pre—release BlackBerry products. It will require the use of your BlackBerry 10 smartphone in order to be eligible to participate. Participants will be expected to engage in regular activities such as software upgrades, sharing feedback, and submitting bug reports.

  • What happens if I am selected? – lf you are selected to participate we will contact you with more information about next steps. Only those who are selected will be contacted.

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