- 08-04-2011, 08:07 PM #201
I actually laugh at some of the hard cases. Not the ones that are low on funds because of normal job hard ships but the ones that don't understand how they have massive CC debit and don't understand how to cut that scrapbooking expense.
- 08-04-2011, 08:16 PM #202
Don't forget the trade in program that RIM has. Based on some of the numbers people are tossing around it may make a difference. My brain is like swiss cheese sometimes but I think they were offering $100 dollars for my 9000. That and the rebate bring it to 150 Balloons. Right?
Seems like RIM is doing more to get the price down than the carriers.
- CrackBerry Master
08-04-2011, 08:37 PM #203A reluctant iPhone 4s user who would STILL be a Blackberry user had RIM not messed it's own bed by putting a "Fisher Price Camera" in it's "flagship" Blackberry Bold 9930.
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08-04-2011, 08:58 PM #205
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$250 for a 3 year contract with Rogers. Seems pretty expensive for me though. I'm just hoping that there is a price drop within a month of release. From what I looked on the internet, the 9700 was $300 at release, but dropped to $200 within a month.
- 08-04-2011, 09:09 PM #206
I was watching some new Youtube videos tonight with the 3 new devices. The Digital Compass is cool. It also offers employers a big leg up in the "Big Brother" department. Saw one of them loading PDF's PDQ too.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
- CrackBerry Master
08-04-2011, 09:40 PM #208A reluctant iPhone 4s user who would STILL be a Blackberry user had RIM not messed it's own bed by putting a "Fisher Price Camera" in it's "flagship" Blackberry Bold 9930.
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- 08-04-2011, 10:26 PM #210
Carrier always drop pricing about a month after.. you either buy it, as new as soon as it hits the shelves or you wait for the price drop.. not sure what all the fuss is about.
Some of you all also seem to think RIM sets the prices, they don't -- they suggest prices to the carrier which buys bulk from RIM. The carrier then sets the prices.
- 08-04-2011, 10:34 PM #212
And ok we won't buy it. I love how RIM fanboys just say "oh don't buy it than". If no one buys it than GOOD BYE RIM. They already have tanked. RIM fanboys alone can't keep RIM from surviving. Even Android sells so many phones b.c they have phones in the whole price range ($0-$300)
So let me say this again NO BLACKBERRY WILL SELL WELL AT $300 ON CONTRACT.
But than again i could care less about tmobile's $300 price since verizon ALWAYS prices the BOLD and Curve Cheaper than AT&T and TMobile. Only 4G phones go over the $199.99 barrier.
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- 08-04-2011, 10:39 PM #213
I just watched some videos of this machine and cant wait to hold mine in my hands. I usually moan about the price in private but like with all my somewhat large purchases, unless they suck and get returned, I quickly forget. 300 is steep but I have been waiting since my contract ran out in Feb for something like this. Bring it Verizon....I'm ready!
- 08-04-2011, 10:53 PM #216
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- 08-05-2011, 02:14 AM #217
Unless it's a Verizon handset, then by all means trade it in or put it under your wheels and roll over it.C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\vendor.xml <~ DELETE
C:\Users\*User Name*\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML\vendor.xml <~ DELETE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\loader.exe <~ (Right Click) RUN AS ADMINASTRATOR
- 08-05-2011, 06:50 AM #218
anybody else dissapointed with the 9900 price point?
It is not only the price I am disappointed with. A Bold 9000 with OS 6.1 (errr I mean 7) for $299? This phone should be around $149 and should have been released one or two years ago.
- 08-05-2011, 08:12 AM #221
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08-05-2011, 09:00 AM #223
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no date for 9900 in USA!!!!!
It is absolutely amazing to me that after all the hoopla, after all the false starts, there still is NOT a launch date for the Bold Touch 9900 on a carrier in the US. That is mindboggling. Please tell me I missed something. T-Mobile leaked screen shot said Aug 31, AT&T and Sprint say later this year.
Are you friggin' kidding me? Give us a GD date!!!!!
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08-05-2011, 11:11 AM #224
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Although I agree, the price point seems to be quite higher than expected, I will still by this phone. Not because of fandom but I want to go back to Blackberry from Android. And no other Blackberry till the OS7 devices come close to the speed and processor power Android has. I hope RIM will reconsider the 249.99 price point. Quite honestly if this phone hadn't been delayed for so long and had release when originally intended, it would probably be 99.99 at Radio Shack already LOL.