BlackBerry Beta Zone receives a makeover, now more user friendly

BlackBerry Beta Zone: Makeover Edition
By Bla1ze on 25 Apr 2012 09:11 am EDT

If for whatever reason you've not logged into the BlackBerry Beta Zone yet today, then you may not have noticed the latest changes. BlackBerry Beta Zone: Makeover Edition took place at some point over the night and now, the BlackBerry Beta Zone is prettier and more functional than ever. Based on the feedback, RIM made the following changes:

  • 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 separated Beta Zone into two distinct sites: Beta Zone and Beta Zone for Business. Beta Zone for Business now has its own dedicated URL so users can more easily access enterprise programs, while consumer users only see content and programs that are of interest to them.
  • More opportunities to get involved - We know Beta Zone members have a lot to say, so we’ve added a blog-style newsfeed to provide the latest Beta Zone 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 provide your feedback.
  • Improved mobile experience - BlackBerry beta testers are always on the move, so we’ve optimized our mobile site to make it easier than ever to provide your feedback on-the-go. We’ve revised the mobile layout, simplified the download process, and added access to a number of features – all to improve your mobile beta testing experience. 

Needless to say, the changes are certainly appreciated and things look great over there. If you're a BlackBerry Beta Zone member, go ahead and login. I'm sure Kerri Birch, the Community Manager for the BlackBerry Beta Zone and the rest of the Beta Zone team is waiting to hear what you all think.

Check out the new BlackBerry Beta Zone

Reader comments

BlackBerry Beta Zone receives a makeover, now more user friendly


gr8... RIM, seems you guys are ready for a new BB10 makeover... keep shifting and innovating.. no one will be able to stop you! We guys want you to win!

OMG i love this omg!!!! I always asked for a make over/more user friendly and hopefully a app. NICE JOB RIM changing for the better - BB10

Does the new mobile site mean I will be able to browse the site without waiting a minute per page on my 8530?

Yes! Possibly even two minutes! I reccomend upgrading to a OS7 phone. Web browsing is a breeze compared to the older OS5 phones.

Excellent. this was the reason I didn't use the beta zone a whole lot. I'll check it out. Thanks CB. I wonder why the beta zone didn't email its users about this.