Somebody pointed out to me an interesting problem that was bound to happen with RIM’s new BlackBerry Beta Zone. When the Beta Zone launched two weeks ago one of its 3 featured programs was a new OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520. That OS was v22.214.171.1244 which is TOP SECRET. The irony is that WIND Hellas just released OS 126.96.36.1992 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520…?
This is the reason that I think beta zones cannot be wrapped with all the red tape RIM has surrounded the program with. It makes them useless for anything other than a marketing ploy. RIM already has a HUGE beta zone with every user who installs a BlackBerry OS Beta leak yet they refuse to acknowledge those users.
Personally I think they would just be better off releasing the betas of everything publicly without 15 pages of red tape… What do you think? The crazy part is that I know quite a few BlackBerry users who would PAY to get their hands on the latest beta even if it was FULL of bugs.