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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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In the video, the presenter is kind enough to compare the latest BB10 L-series phone with the Dev Alpha version, as well as the iPhone 5.
Users of the alpha version, who send an SMS message with a banner advert attached, will be entered into a sweepstake which offers them the chance to win prizes, including a 2010 Smart car.
The company stated, that as a major step in the service's development, the alpha version will increase its potential user base and enhance the user interface.
Polaris, as unveiled in February 1997, included a functioning OPAC and alpha versions of all staff functions.
Using the new alpha version, "you will be able to call your friends and family on the latest versions of Skype on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, but you won't be able to make or receive calls to and from the previous versions of Skype for Linux (4.
SAN DIEGO -- Mobile application developer, TexTango, announced today the release of the patent-pending alpha version of TexTango software for the BlackBerry[R], allowing users to send SMS text messages with banner ads from their BlackBerry to any mobile phone or device.
Respawn Entertainment's upcoming FPS video game, Titanfall, where players battle out as pilots of mechs in online multiplayer matches, has new gameplay details that have been revealed by a Reddit user, who posted it after getting the chance to play the alpha version of Titanfall.
It's learnt that Tweetbot, another popular Twitter app, decided to shut down its alpha version testing due to new stricter rules.
com)-- Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets can today confirm the development of a prototype of the UK's first gazetteer management system to be fully compatible with the recently released alpha version of the National Address Gazetteer.
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However, Microsoft and Intel had an alpha version of Janus up and running on a Merced box for Craig Barrett's keynote at IDF, and observers have noted that Microsoft has a huge development team working to crack the problems of a 64-bit kernel.
WMS is developing an alpha version of a web-based application involving analysis of financial information and its availability on a real time basis.