- 01-14-13, 07:37 AM #27
One slightly off-topic query though, will the BB10 devices have wireless charging?
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-14-13, 08:24 AM #28
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- 01-14-13, 09:40 AM #29
- 01-14-13, 04:37 PM #31
- CrackBerry Addict
01-14-13, 05:39 PM #32
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This is the same converstation that has been going on in my head, so I am glad to see it discussed. In the end, after all the faithful waiting, I don't see myself as capable of waiting any longer. Besides, the first phones will be a big improvement on the PlayBook, which I love, so they will be awesome. Plus I want to give RIM a quick sale. All I know is I need a BB10 in my hand, Kevin needs to get his hair cut, and then things will be right with the world once more ...
- 01-14-13, 07:06 PM #35
There are only going to be 3 devices.
3 Product Lines (ex. X10, Y10, Z10)
1 Device Per Cellular Standard (GSM/CDMA) (ex. Z10(G) / Z10(C) ) - So essentially there will be 2 versions of the Z10.
3 x 2 = 6
Math is fun.
Seriously though, if RIM were releasing 6 totally unique devices, it would be absolute chaos...
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-14-13, 07:40 PM #37
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So there will be 6 unique devices and each will have regional variants and some will have multiple color options.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-17-13, 05:02 PM #41
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I think Z10 and X10 will be the opening ones, but as everything, they need to release a better / improved device later and maybe some mid devices to fullfil all the markets ... but as many mentioned before, the first ones need to be amazing but not necessarily the top devices.
- 01-17-13, 06:13 PM #42
this is a rather iffy topic. in short though i believe that RIM will launch with the "Big Daddy Versions of the L-Series and the N-Series. the 6 devices that will be launched by the end of 2013 I believe will be the 'BBZ10','BBX10' and two variations of each with lower specs for a lower price point market. I believe this makes the most sence for RIM and for BlackBerry as a brand.
RIM is rocking out Curves left right and centre i cant even keep up with all the number variations it has LOL. its workign for them so they might as well stay with it.
As for having a lower end varations of the L-Series is a page out of the Android book. I dont know the exact numbers but i know that Android is a HUGE market contributer and that is becasue it has so many different phones out there. they have their flagship, the Galaxy line, but for the people that want an Android but with not so many bells and wistles they have phones to help thoes people as well.
Personally what i would liek to see in the six devices is a low end and high end for QWERTY, Touch and Slider but the truth is that a Slider version BB with the BB10 OS is very very slim in the game, as much as i would love it.
- 01-19-13, 06:55 AM #43
Re: 6 Devices in 2013, but which will be the Big Daddy Device?
It depends what you want, OP. I was originally of your mind on this as well but it appears that the super high spec phone is also going to bring a super high size if you believe the leaks. I don't want a 5" phone, so the z10 launch phone will end up being the only 2013 model I'd actually want.
- 01-20-13, 03:13 AM #44
While we are speculating on the 6 phones, it makes sense for me to think they are Z10, X10, touch curve, keys curve, Porsche with keys, and a slider.
I think the Z10 and X10 will need updating for the newest chipset and probably also for the ac Gigawifi standard as Apple is apparently going to make a big splash about that shortly. Not sure RIM has the resources to upgrade the phones annually so I'm not thinking these will be upgraded in time for Q4, though if the launch delay was software rather than hardware then they may be more advanced with the hardware upgrade.
- 01-20-13, 08:02 AM #45
- 01-20-13, 08:07 AM #46
- 01-20-13, 08:14 AM #47
I also doubt that we will see a porsche design or similar for a while, this year will be about establishing bb10 and each device will be there to carve out its own significant market and not take sales from another model so I also think a slider is unlikely since it would mostly just be taking a few sales from each of the z10 and the x10 rather than developing a whole new audience, but we shall see by this time next year what actually turned up.
- 01-20-13, 09:10 AM #48
Z10 will sell the most. It's the first to market so it will see the first rush in sales. Seriously how many people are going to be able to wait for the next device to launch? Aristo may be coming but when it launches the Z10 will thanks to economies of scale become the defacto low cost device. It will continue to sell as it re-launches with huge carrier discounts.
- 01-20-13, 11:34 AM #49
6 Devices in 2013, but which will be the Big Daddy Device?
- 01-20-13, 11:52 AM #50
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