Inside BlackBerry, the Official BlackBerry Blog, announced that BlackBerry now has the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is currently accepting registration for new members. It is only open to residents of Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. at this time. If you’re interested in beta testing, read on.
Here’s the description from the BlackBerry Beta Zone site:
BlackBerry® Beta Zone is the place where Research In Motion (RIM) communicates with and receives feedback from beta participants. As a member of BlackBerry Beta Zone, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for beta programs and be among the first to try out new BlackBerry software before it’s released to the general public. Your feedback will be an important part of ensuring future BlackBerry products meet the needs of customers like you.
Benefits are as follows:
When you join BlackBerry Beta Zone, you’ll preview and evaluate pre-release software before it’s released to market. In your role as beta participant, you’ll have the ability to:
- Provide input on product designs and upcoming features
- Help shape future releases of BlackBerry products
- Voice your input through online discussions, feedback and surveys
- Validate product features and technical documentation
- Plan, train and prepare for upcoming release
You must agree to the terms and conditions, and update your profile so you can let them know your carrier, your BlackBerry device, and other information that will help for evaluations. You have the opportunity to try different software before it’s ready for prime time, you’re able to decide which ones that are available to you that you would like to participate in.
After registering and signing in, you can view eligible programs and the programs you are participating in. All that’s required after accepting the terms and conditions is your feedback for the apps and program. If you’re interested and would love to test the apps before they’re out in the public, go register while the program is open to new members.
[via: Inside Blackberry]