Dev Alpha Device to get update next week.

Good news Devolpers! Wayne over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone forums just let us know that an update for the BB10 Developer Alpha devices should be available next week. Wayne said:

The good news is that the new Desktop Software 7.1 build should be ready anytime now and developers have implemented fixtures to the software loading on your Alpha devices.

The bad news is the new Alpha build for your devices won't be ready till next week (it is handled by another team) so in the meantime it will still say "no updates available".

I'll keep everyone posted on the progress here so if you know anyone thats lost wondering why their Alpha devices don't work please point them to this thread. Thanks!

You can read the full discussion here: https://beta.webapps.blackberry.com/threads/view/10839?pg=0

Internal builds of BB10 are up around 10.0.6, according to some RIM employees, and are rumored to have a lot of features working that aren't currently available for the Dev Alpha (BBM maybe?). Hopefully this update will bring some enhanced functionality to the Dev Alpha.

Keep your eyes peeled for the release to drop; in the meantime, also download the new BlackBerry Desktop Software from the Beta Zone, which apparently has some cool new features, like add pictures/music by dragging your media into BlackBerry Desktop. According to the Beta Zone:

With BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.1, you can:

- Add a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that has BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1 or later installed on it

- Sync your music by individual songs or by collections of music, including albums

- Sync all of your configured data at one time by toggling the sync button in a synchronization screen and selecting sync all

- Drag and drop picture and video folders from your computer into the BlackBerry Desktop Software to sync with your smartphone or tablet

- Learn about Music, Pictures, and Videos before configuring the features

Shane Cridlebaugh

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