Loyal BlackBerry users that have participated in the Beta Zone program might want to keep a keen eye on your email. Apparently some members have received a message outlining a new initiative that gives them the option to test “pre-release BlackBerry products.”
The email notes the program will be specifically for BlackBerry 10 devices:
“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? – if you are selected to participate we will contact you with more information about next steps. Only those who are selected will be contacted.”
According to BlackBerry’s site, the Beta Zone is currently “400,000 members and growing.” There is no indication of what the upcoming products will be, but most likely the BlackBerry Blend that has appeared online, or any of the eBBM suite of apps.