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Beta Test

A test of a product by outside users before the product goes into mass production. That is, a beta test occurs after an internal alpha test but before a product is produced in large quantities for consumers. The term is used most often in software development.
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Alpha Tests are events necessary to meet contractual requirements by capturing initial baseline capability for Service use.
The Alpha test starts today and is only available in Japan at the moment.
Partnering with Alpha Test SRL will enable us to better promote and support our products and services in the Romanian market place.
Bungie's "Destiny" is shaping up quite nicely after the E3 2014 and the alpha test that's exclusive to PlayStation players.
TexTango users, who send SMS messages with the banner ads attached during the alpha test with their BlackBerry[R] phones, will initially be entered in a sweepstakes to win a new 2010 Smart[R] car, and other valuable prizes.
TexTango[TM] users who send SMS messages with the banner ads attached during the alpha test will initially be entered in a sweepstakes to win a new 2010 Smart[R] car, and other valuable prizes.