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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Device Release Notes

BlackBerry OS version 10.0.10 Bundle 263

Please be sure to create a second BlackBerry ID for your Dev Alpha device. If you use your existing BlackBerry ID, all BBM contacts could be transferred from your current BlackBerry device to your Dev Alpha device and they will be erased from your current BlackBerry device. You will NOT be able to automatically transfer your BBM contacts back to your current device at this time.

New in this release

The following features are new in this release of the Dev Alpha Device:

  • Fully functional Hub

  • Chat app

  • Phone app

  • Maps app

  • Cards for email

Fixed issues

277257

In some instances, BBM could not be launched successfully on the first attempt.

267496

In some cases, the BBM Send Location feature may have resulted in the application not being able to find the correct location.

262055

In some instances, BBM location attachments may not have been received on another SDK device as expected.

261116

In some instances, BBM contacts registered in the games app did not appear in the games contact list.

261097, 258433

In some instances, sending a contact card without an avatar resulted in a white space instead of the default contact image.

260815

In some instances, the BlackBerry device did not automatically restart after long pressing the power button and tapping Restart.

259936

In some instances, the date format shown in the Settings app did not match the format in the date picker.

259753

In some instances, BBM might have displayed a black screen when you opened the details of a contact in a BBM chat window.

253943

In some instances, purchases made on BlackBerry World using PayPal could have resulted in a transaction error.

253620

Some games might have hung on startup.

252805

The thumbnail images in the camera application showed the last screen capture taken rather than the last picture taken.

Known issues

233860

Pictures added to Gmail contacts on the BlackBerry device do not appear in the contact's details until you re-enter the contact details. After you exit and open the contact application, the contact pictures appear as expected.

238032

When a notification (such as entering Development Mode) is sent, the notification area of the BlackBerry Hub causes the red LED to constantly flash.
Workaround: Wait for the notification to time out after 10 to 15 minutes or turn off the LED in the Settings app.

250643

In some cases, repeatedly tapping checkboxes on the NFC settings page may cause the buttons to become unresponsive.

256820

In some instances, BBM messages that you receive do not trigger the audio and LED notification.

256828

In some instances, you may not be able to send calendar attachments using BBM.

258602

In some instances, NFC activity may cause the backlight to go out or the device to lock for a few seconds. As a workaround, hold the power button down for two or more seconds.

261658

In some cases, you may be able to enter invalid dates for recurring yearly events.

6101758

The BlackBerry device does not connect to the 3G network on bootup. As a workaround, you can force the BlackBerry device to 3G mode.

258373; 282184

When adding a contact to your social accounts, you may notice empty rows in the Social Accounts drop down menu.

261658

In some cases, you may be able to enter invalid dates for recurring yearly events.

274351

In some cases, the Map search may be unable to find an address; however, the same address can be found if saved as one of My Places.

274546

In some cases, if you rotate the BlackBerry device from portrait to landscape while playing a full screen video, you may see a gray bar on the right side of the display.

282556

In some cases within the browser, if you press play within the YouTube pop up, the audio for the video plays, but the video does not play.

283456

In some cases, the Phone app may display an unknown phone number.

283782

If you add both a BBM/BB PIN and email address for a new contact, an extra BBM address without a BlackBerry ID may appear in the contact view.

283855

In some cases, if you select a profile picture for a new contact, the image may appear twice as a profile image for that contact.

284880

In some cases, after adding a BBM contact and adding the BlackBerry PIN, you may receive a prompt to invite the existing contact to BBM.

285214

In some cases, if you select an alternate location from the suggested result when searching by map, only the suggested location list appears, rather than the actual address information for the query.

2664477

In some cases, after selecting a found location, you may encounter an error message indicating that the location was not found.