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    Default How much do you think the N series will cost?

    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are. It'd be awesome if it was $99 on a new contract, and it'd suck if it was $299
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    I'm guessing $199 on contract, like most other premium smartphones.
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    I'm guessing $199 on contract, like most other premium smartphones.
    Idk. The 9900 stays above that. I hope it's $199 though.

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    I've only seen the 99x0 over $200 on TMobile, which generally does charge more for their phones.
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    The 9900 on tmobile was $300 initially. . .but I think a similar price across all carriers would be beneficial. . .but that's unlikely. . .$199 would be reasonable. . .
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    Bell and Telus have the 9900 for $50. Though they do seem to subsidize better.
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    Bell and Telus have the 9900 for $50. Though they do seem to subsidize better.
    Isn't it 3 years there though?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20degrees View Post
    Isn't it 3 years there though?

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    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. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfroZepher View Post
    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. . .
    Agree with you, but maybe RIM also need the flagship for the best spec. It doesn't need 8 core processor, 4 is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCrid2000 View Post
    I'm guessing $199 on contract, like most other premium smartphones.
    This is pretty much what I'm expecting. Can't wait to see the N series.
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    I know Telus carries it, but I hope Koodo does too... but they always are late in getting new devices.
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    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.
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    I have to admit I'm wavering a bit and am seriously considered switching to the HTC 8X. I'd love if we could get some specifics, as that might hold me for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamf View Post
    I have to admit I'm wavering a bit and am seriously considered switching to the HTC 8X. I'd love if we could get some specifics, as that might hold me for a while.
    I think it's safe to say we all have our 'exit strategies' if things take a turn south. Mine would be to either buy an iPhone or switch to T-mobile and get an unlocked Nexus 4.

    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcheung135 View Post
    How did I get these numbers? Pricing from Rogers of the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
    RIM is not in same spot as it was when it released 9900. Stock has plummeted even further since then. So, I think the pricing is going to be a bit more competitive. $149 to $199 on contract. No more. Just a guess.
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    I wonder how much it cost to make a 9900. . .do you think the L series would be cheaper to make than the N?
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    Whatever it is, I hope it's cheap. I'm on contract for an eternity, so it's going to cost me a pretty penny as it is to upgrade to BB10.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aragone79 View Post
    It doesn't need 8 core processor, 4 is enough.
    For what purpose? Bragging rights?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarFan View Post
    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.
    In the same boat here: my poor Curve has been on its last legs for awhile now and why spend even a hundred dollars for a 9930 when there's the glory of BB10 right around the corner? I'm guessing on a price of around $500-600. Hopefully we'll get leaks on pricing and ship dates before the full 30/1/13 announcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcheung135 View Post
    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.
    I think you're right on the money (pun intended) I paid 450 for my 9900. (contract extension included)
    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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