- 12-20-12, 12:53 PM #26
if that price is true rim may as well concede defeat to Microsoft now.
i'm glad 3 year contracts are illegal here in the eu.
rim needs to realise they are at the bottom of the pile, not up there with iphone 5 and s3. they need to gain the reputation before charging similar prices.
i hope they see that come the 30th.
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- 12-23-12, 09:34 AM #30
According to press, T-Mo is doing away with phone subsidies and allowing user with contracts to pay the phone off on a monthly basis. Have to see if they stick with that. Am holding out for the 10 in hopes it will, like almost every BB on T-Mo (usa) have wifi-calling. But I am definitely waiting for the 10 to become avail before buying my next phone.
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12-24-12, 08:05 AM #35
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I'm not a marketing expert or anything but this is how I see it; the Z10 and n-series needs to be about getting BB10 into people's hands. They should sell them with as thin of a margin as they can while hopefully stemming the tide and bringing in enough positive cash flow to stay afloat and perhaps start generating a slim profit. This should be enough to calm most investors. This way they can build up the consumer base for BB10 faster and convince more developers that porting to BB10 is worthwhile. To this end, I believe it is important to get BB10 for the Playbook out ASAP to kickstart that userbase by perhaps another ~2 million devices (or however many Playbooks there are out there now). I hope this is part of RIM's strategy and it might be part of the reason why the Playbooks have been sold fairly cheap. Once a userbase has been set-up and more developers and apps have come on board, there will be momentum behind BB10 in the marketplace. This is when RIM can bring out devices like the Aristo with larger margins built in and truly get back to real profitability.
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