BB10 phones in South Africa
I spoke to an employee at one of the carriers here in South Africa and according to her stock will be arriving at the end of January, beginning of Feb of the new device. I am assuming this will be the L-Series. This is exciting if it is true seeing that Mr Heins confirmed that BlackBerry will be showing love to the markets where they have a strong presence.
- 12-07-12, 02:43 PM #3
They definitely need it in South Africa soon. I know people from there, and follow some people on Twitter there too, and see the people who can afford to, are leaving BlackBerry for high end Android and iPhones. I'd say this is in the early phases still, and if RIM can get BB10 out there in January it would probably save the market as BBM is very popular there, so a BB10 device with apps and BBM should do well.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-08-12, 06:09 PM #4
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Surely we, in SA, will get blackberry 10 devices Q1 2013. RIM has shown his interest in SA by hosting a blackberry 10 Jam session in Captown and Thor promised that there will be a "global" or "mondial" (don't remember the exact word) launch of BB10. There is a lot of BB 99xx, BB Curve users ready to move to BB10. Some android users as well want to have the high spec and flexibilty of their androphones on a reliable blackberry smartphone. So I'm confident that BB10 devices will certainly show their faces at launch and make their way!
- 12-09-12, 12:42 AM #7
I quite think you'll remain with T-Mobile USA.
- 12-09-12, 08:21 AM #8
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- CrackBerry Abuser
12-10-12, 07:23 AM #12
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A frind of mine who works at Vodacom (Vodafone but in Mozambique) just told me that he had a meeting with a few representatives of Blackberry in SA. They confirmed to him that they will be getting stock by the end of January as well. So I see some truth in both statements (from the guy who started this thread and from my friend). Gotta say that I was a little bit in doubt when he told me but after reading this, I think he was telling the truth.
- 12-10-12, 10:23 AM #13
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- CrackBerry User
12-17-12, 04:31 PM #16
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i'm so excited for bb10 in SA. i want to have a competition for SA's biggest bb fan. I've had roughly 9 blackberry's. 3 curves. 4 storm 2's 2 bolds (9700 and 9900) and 2 playbooks (bought 2 play books for friends and a 9300 also for a friend... thats how committed i am), and i would take a guess that I've converted at least over 20 people to BB. can anyone in SA beat that? come on RIM, hook a brother up with a free bb10 device, (full touch screen).
in fact RIM, show some love, and give every 9900 owner a free upgrade. my 2 year contract only ends in november '13.
- 02-25-13, 03:28 AM #18
Data plan vs BIS
Does everyone know that B10 runs on data plans and that this is a major issue with BB 7 users as the reason for the BB success is BIS.
If people wished to purchase data packages, the I phone and Androids would have rivaled the BIS experience. So to all those that are saying BB10 is needed in South Africa, please understand what and who are using the products.
- 02-25-13, 03:37 AM #19
Data plans are going to kill the BB10 migration, In my family alone both parents, two sisters, their husbands and myself are due to upgrade our BBs. However going from BIS to a Data plan contract is NOT NEGOTIABLE. We rather opted to stay with BB7 or either go to androids if we wish a second phone. Unfortunately although BB10 are a good offering, as a product, its functionality is now limited at its data planned, so the R60pm BIS doesnt apply but data transfer applies. SO WHAT IS A BB NOW>>>>>>>>>>>> Just another PRODUCT! Yes as human and in the age we live in, Cost cost cost is the driving factor and even if you are running an i phone or Samsung, you still worry about the costs. yet BB managed to resolve that with BIS, But well i guess BB10 wants to reduce its BIS clientele and loose market share to some else who can make BIS options sustainable.
BB is starting to suck
- 02-25-13, 03:42 AM #21
MMMMMM please read the BB 10 offering buddy. I too had loved BB but do you know that all your BIS is GONE on BB10 . You gonna cough up the dough every time you want to do a thing . Oh and Bis is not available on BB10 ...................DATA plan is your second name.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-25-13, 03:51 AM #22
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@ panther74...wishing you and your family all the best in apple/droid world.
Do me a favor and copy/paste your own rants into an email, fire it off to blackberry so they understand the trauma which as been inflicted upon you..cheers
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- CrackBerry Newbie
02-25-13, 04:49 AM #23
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People in South Africa who can afford the z10 can afford data bundles and most probably have an ADSL line at home so that the phone can "hand-off" onto Wifi when the user is home and/or at work. When out and about, a 500MB+ data bundle should keep BBM, Twitter, Emails and Facebook going. Blackberry did their research. This was a necessary step forward to bring down data center costs while introducing enhancements such as BBM Voice and Video (Which require Wifi anyways). This wasnt just a random decision people. Those who cant afford it will stick with their bolds and curves.
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