RIM has been gathering feedback for awhile now on how to improve the BlackBerry Beta Zone and they have now executed. They have redesigned it along with improving things like the mobile experience and a more user friendly interface. They have also launched the new clearly separated Business Beta section of the Beta Zone which they explain here. It thankfully uses the same credentials but separates the two.
The new Beta Zone improvements include:
- A more user friendly interface – We’ve redesigned the site from top to bottom. It’s more engaging to use, has more interactive elements, and offers a more intuitive user experience to make sure you can find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.
- A clearer division between Business and Consumer beta programs – We’ve also now separated BlackBerry Beta Zone into two distinct sites: BlackBerry Beta Zone and BlackBerry Beta Zone for Business. BlackBerry Beta Zone for Business now has its own dedicated URL so users can more easily access enterprise programs, while consumers only see content and programs that are of interest to them.
- More opportunities to get involved – We know BlackBerry Beta Zone members have a lot to say, so we’ve added a blog-style newsfeed to provide the latest site news and allow you to comment and share in the conversation. We’ll also be posting more frequent polls and surveys, ensuring that there are more opportunities than ever to get your feedback.
- Improved mobile experience – BlackBerry beta testers are always on the move, so we’ve optimized our mobile site to make it easier to provide your feedback on the go. We’ve revised the mobile layout, simplified the download process, and added access to a number of new features – all to improve your mobile beta testing experience.
Check out the new design at www.blackberry.com/beta!