- CrackBerry User
11-29-12, 12:51 AM #9
- 74 Posts
If they want to place themselves and sell at top tier it'll be $199 @ AT&T. If they want to push out as many devices as they can for mass market consumption it'll be $99 @ AT&T. My best guess though will be launch at $199 and they will make a determination based on sales how they will price from then on out.
- 11-29-12, 11:12 AM #11
Thor implied that they are not concerned about specs but more about UI and performance. . .the hope here is that they can build relatively cheaper devices with somewhat less "modern" specs, have higher margins but not sacrifice on performance (QNX seems to be the right OS to make this happen. . .) one can only hope. . .
- CrackBerry Addict
11-30-12, 12:18 AM #12
- 692 Posts
- 12-01-12, 11:41 AM #15
I'm on VZW. To keep my unlimited data I have to pay full freight for my BB10 handset. I'm selling old devices on ebay to build my warchest. I plan on budgeting $650 for the new Bold. Anything more than that will require serious consideration on my part.
- 12-01-12, 05:14 PM #17
How much do you think the N series will cost?
I think, however, BB10 will be amazing and none of that will be necessary. These last few months are the toughest. All I can urge is that you keep the faith and hold on just a little longer. The dawn is coming.
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- 12-02-12, 07:19 AM #18
Probably $249 initially and then $199 on contract. It'll stay $199 for a while after that.
Initially $599.99 off contract (maybe even $649 or $699 if Rogers really is in the mood to gouge customers and to encourage consumers to sign up contracts) , then $549.99 after that.
How did I get these numbers? Pricing from Rogers of the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
- 12-02-12, 11:51 AM #19
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-03-12, 09:55 AM #22
- 379 Posts
I guess a certain amount of price in the US is going to be determined by the carriers, but I can't see them pricing BB10 above an iPhone 5. That would be beyond brutal. Launching at $199 seems to be realistic from what I've seen, then dropping to perhaps $150 over six months or so. Remember, the big advantage to not using bleeding edge chips is that they cost a whole bunch less. The per unit cost for BB10 phones should be low enough that RIM can be aggressive with the pricing.
- 12-03-12, 09:58 AM #23
I get that people love to boast about specs and all, but I have seen so many fanboys crow up and down about the specs of a particular android phone ... but then use it for no practical purpose that exceeds was a well designed dual core device can do.
It was like when people were crowing about having an LTE capable device ... yet LTE wasn't implemented in most areas.
the devices need to be fluid and competitive. Not sure they need the absolute best specs though.
- 12-03-12, 10:32 AM #24
- 12-05-12, 04:13 PM #25
Unfortunately for me, my upgrade ability doesn't kick in for another year so I have to play hardball with them on the fact I have a 9900, an LTE PB and an internet stick (yes I know...why not use the 9900's wifi) multiple devices ARE going to play a part in the negotations come February.
I'm budgeting for 600 per device...and I need two (one for my son and one for me)
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