It looks like good usability is sinking into RIM’s culture. The latest sign is an announcement by the Beta Zone that they sent to users about changes to the BlackBerry Beta Zone Logins. RIM is planning on streamlining the login process letting you integrate your Beta Zone with BlackBerry ID. This will allow you to integrate your Beta Zone account with your BlackBerry ID for the future. If your BlackBerry ID matches your Beta Zone then you will automatically be connected in the coming weeks. Hopefully this means that RIM will use your BlackBerry ID everywhere from now on. I am also guessing this is a sign that BlackBerry 10 will also be using the Beta Zone even though the PlayBook does not currently do so.
Check out the announcement below:
We wanted to send out a quick email to let you know about some upcoming changes to the BlackBerry Beta Zone login.
What changes are coming?
We are pleased to announce that we will be integrating BlackBerry Beta Zone with BlackBerry ID (BBID) to create a more streamlined login experience for you. If you do not currently have a BlackBerry ID, not a problem, you can simply create one here!
How is my current account affected?
Upon logging in to BlackBerry Beta Zone with your BlackBerry ID, you will have the opportunity to link all of your existing BlackBerry Beta Zone programs and profile information in one simple step.
If you have a verified BlackBerry ID username that matches your Beta Zone username, then you will have nothing to worry about – account linking will be seamless and you will have access to your existing profile right away!
When are these changes taking place?
The BlackBerry Beta Zone login changes will take place in the coming weeks, and we will notify you once the changes have been implemented.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
BlackBerry Beta Zone Team