- 12-29-12, 05:23 PM #27
Having watched the mobile industry for over 6 years now, I've come to the conclusion that asking these questions like "how much will (device) cost?" Are irrelevant.
Think about it, all the prices are pretty much the same. Either it will be ridiculously priced like an iPhone which is $699+ for the base model, or it will be reasonably priced where people can buy them off contract at $499-$549. On contract prices are even less worth debating because it's either going to be $199-$299 on contract. $199 has become the defacto 3-year price (in Canada) for most high-end smartphones and anything at $299 gets nothing but rage from the mass consumer market.
Since the LG Nexus 4, people's expectations on smartphone prices have been skewed and what they don't realize is that Google is the except in this arena because they are selling so close to cost, to get you into their ecosystem and start using their services, which gets them more info on you and proliferates their ad business.
My guess: $199 on 3-year contract and $599 outright.
Last edited by Plazmic Flame; 12-30-12 at 09:04 PM.
- 12-29-12, 07:44 PM #33
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12-30-12, 12:19 PM #34
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Bb, you guys need to lower the price of your new phone the z-10 to at least $399.00. I want to see you get back on top, the only way is to get new people on your team. Lowering the price will be a big boom! To bb and the world and i mean the world! If it is over priced, people will think you guys are making up your shorts by charging a higher price. This will sink your ship if it is higher and or the same price as the other smart phones, people will stick with what they have instead of changing over or an up-grade, although your phone is the "smater phone"!
- 12-30-12, 12:22 PM #35
A year from now maybe, when BlackBerry 11 is launched. But nope, not right now.
But what you can do is wait for someone to sell theirs. There will be someone that will not like it, no matter how good it is. Watch CB or eBay and pick one up for less.
- 12-30-12, 12:54 PM #36
- 12-30-12, 01:42 PM #38
BB Z10 Price?
So many delusions in this thread. Plan on spending just as much or even more than what we paid for the OS7 devises.
Thoughts to the contrary are pure fantasy.
- 12-30-12, 03:12 PM #41
doing precisely that will not help them. Blackberry need to learn humility, they cant act like kings of the world anymore.
i think you are right, but i hope you aren't.
ideally what i would do is release a mid to top end phone as cheaply as possible to introduce people to the platform, then release the flagship devices. i hope this is what they are doing with the L and N series and keeping the A series back.
but if the Z10 is the same price as the 9900 (£450 in the uk off contract) then Blackberry are going to fail big time.
- 12-30-12, 07:06 PM #44
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12-30-12, 09:12 PM #46
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I'm a long term bb user, and so far everything I have seennof bb10 is a massive step in the right direction, to getting RIM back to the top 4 brands.
The onlyn place they could fall down is on price. There us no way to compare the pricing of a device or brand like Apple iPhone5 to BB10 they are not in the same league, you may remember the Playbook. RIM tried to launch a basic tablet to the market, at a premium price causing it to get smashed by the Galaxy Tabs, iPads and Nexus' the olaybook 16gb now sells for £99
RIM must follow in Googles footsteps with the Nexus 4 (a phone which is taking the uk by storm) as its only £250 sim free - let's be honest, to the general public BB10 needs to capture these customers, they will NOT capture iOs owners so stay away from their proce point.
Please forgive the typos its 2am and a great example why I need a touchscreen with a larger, more accurate touch keyboard.
- 12-31-12, 03:45 AM #48
well just looked on rogers and telus website....the iphone 5 64gb off contract is at $899 and same with telus..very high..For the bold 9900 of today rogers is at $499. and telus is at $630. So if i go with those number of today..well then..still high..but still cheaper than iphone of today...would be nice not more than $500.
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12-31-12, 05:03 AM #49
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