We picked up our BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Device at the BBJAM event in London a few months ago. The device was initially running the playbook OS and was extremely buggy, sometimes bricking for days, before magically returning to life. We presumed this was an OS issue and would be solved when BB10 came. Well, BB10 was released a few days ago and we were excited to see the results. Our device bricked itself halfway through the update process and has now been unusable for nearly 5 days. We have emailed RIM and they have requested our details and mentioned the 'possibility' of a replacement. Lets hope they can get us one ASAP!
We are watching the live webcast from BBJAM Americas and luckily, we've joined the stream at the start of the BB10 demo. They are using the rumoured Dev Alpha B device to demonstrate the new OS. In the past we have only been shown a html5 demo of BB10 (with the time always 13:37 - leet). Today, for the first time on an unseen developer device, you can see the new QNX based OS in action. 'Flow, connect, extend' This new OS looks truly amazing, the whole 4.2" touchscreen is controlled one handed, using your thumb to move between tasks and check incoming emails etc. To be honest it shows how weak the linux and Unix (Android and IOS) based operating systems are. To put it simply, BB10 makes the new iphone 5 (IOS 6) look seriously outdated.