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  • $500-600 No contract

    52 30.95%
  • $450-499 Not contract

    49 29.17%
  • $400-449

    35 20.83%
  • $300 + With contract

    10 5.95%
  • $250-299 With contract

    13 7.74%
  • $200-250 With contract

    50 29.76%
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  1. tharrison4815's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EGerhardt View Post
    I guess its weird looking at how things get priced over in the states... Here in the UK mostly its not the done thing to ask for cash for the handset, they just manipulate the contracts such that it covers the full cost of the phone, the only real exceptions to that being iPhones (go figure) and very high end android (atm on my network I can get a Note II or Galaxy S III for 'free' on a contract cheaper than an iPhone 5). So it is kinda weird for me.

    That said, I would be willing to pay the same as I did for my GFs Note II contract... 38 month, nothing upfront, and I see that as being realistic for the UK market.

    The new BBs aren't going to have record breaking hardware like the high end droids, or command an extreme premium like the iPhones, so they should fall below both of those classes, but I would be willing to pay over the odds to get one on release day or extremely shortly thereafter.
    Yes the American system is really odd its difficult to ask this question in the UK because when you buy a phone on contract here the contacts are extremely flexible and you pick from usually around 10-20 different prices plans per network per phone which will vary in upfront cost and monthly cost and how many minutes/texts are included and then you can add features like unlimited data as an additional charge if you want.

    I agree 38 would be fair as the cheapest free upfront 2-year contract.

    Personally I'll be looking for a SIM free device and I'd be hoping for less than 500. Especially considering that you can get a SIM free Nexus 4 for 239 from Google.com, and I bought my current HTC Radar brand new SIM free for 180 from Play.com
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    I'd be willing to pay 450 for the L & 500 ish outright for the N.
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    Note II is 199 /w contract in Rogers, BB10 can't be more than that on launch. I think $100 /w contract would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aha View Post
    Note II is 199 /w contract in Rogers, BB10 can't be more than that on launch. I think $100 /w contract would be great.
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    Less than $200 with a 2-yr contract. Anything that costs more than the iPhone 5, SGIII or Lumia 920 is too expensive.
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    If it's under $500 off-contract, I'll get one. If not, I'll wait around for the Aristo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantlesspenguin View Post
    If it's under $500 off-contract, I'll get one. If not, I'll wait around for the Aristo.
    I agree, but I can't see the Aristo being below 550...
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    I'm willing to pay 1000$ can't wait for this phone. I haven't had a different phone then a blackberry for 7 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    Less than $200 with a 2-yr contract. Anything that costs more than the iPhone 5, SGIII or Lumia 920 is too expensive.
    I agree. Has to be right up there with the competition. Anything more, and the price will be a big fat negative in the reviews of BB10 devices. RIM can't afford to price things high to be perceived as a "premium" product like Apple devices.

    Here is a really crazy idea: Make them $99 or $49 on contract for a limited time. It would show RIM is serious about competing and while they would suffer some revenue, they would get volume and make headlines. A "buzz" would be around BB10 phones. It'd be awesome if you got a discounted Playbook too with your BB10, but that is for another day. RIM needs to shout "Blackberry is back!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmantz65 View Post
    Here is a really crazy idea: Make them $99 or $49 on contract for a limited time. It would show RIM is serious about competing and while they would suffer some revenue, they would get volume and make headlines.
    My guess is that this idea is not at all off the table for RIM. It might be smart of them to spend a hefty chunk of whatever cash they still have left on-hand to support a very, very affordable price . . . even if just during the initial launch period of BB10. If they're not aggressively priced then I'm afraid that nobody but loyal BB fanatics will even pay attention to them.
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    around 500 - 600 with no contact is still reasonable price. Above that? hmm, RIM will struggle to sell BB10.
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    i would pay exactly what my 9900 cost at launch.
    $100 with contract
    $700 without contract.
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    I hope it is under $150 on contract. That will draw a lot of interest.
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    Off-contract pricing should be very competitive... On contract, $200 sounds about right, or go as cheap as you want, Lumia 920

    BB is trying to win people back right now. People that are going to buy these phones are people that have had smartphones since probably around 2010, when things started to really slip for RIM. I've had my unlimited data plan with Verizon since then, and since buying a new phone with contract would mean losing that data plan, every phone I buy now will be off contract. There are a LOT of people like me. There is going to be a huge spike in off-contract buying, as opposed to how it used to be where in general in the US people just bought phones whenever they were offered a discounted upgrade. Off-contract pricing is ridiculous, why should a cell-phone cost more than a tablet? More than a laptop?

    Lumia 920 pricing, $150 with contract $450 off-contract, is obviously a gamble to put phones in people's hands, but it seems to be working. If BB did the same thing I would be in store buying a phone the day they were available.
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    If I had a good paying job i wouldn't mind paying $500 no contract or 200 with contract.
    but im a college student with no contract the most is $250 and $100 for contract.
    I got my 9900 for $99 when they had the deal going on. Without the deal would have been $199.
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    one of the huge issues with BBs is the price has been super high, historically, for a product that has been 'behind the times' every time it was launched. I am torn here because i know it will be worth a high price point 500/600 but i feel that people will under value it because of BBs pricing history. Personally im using my upgrade in march to get one so i hope to get a good discount on one .
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGWIRE View Post
    one of the huge issues with BBs is the price has been super high, historically, for a product that has been 'behind the times' every time it was launched. I am torn here because i know it will be worth a high price point 500/600 but i feel that people will under value it because of BBs pricing history. Personally im using my upgrade in march to get one so i hope to get a good discount on one .
    Totally agree, if RIM wants volume they better price their phones better

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    Would NEVER pay more than 498 Euros :

    1. A Nexus 4 AND a Nexus 7 cost 498Euros
    2. I can keep my PlayBook and my Bold 9700 who is working just fine, perfect for my mails, facebook, and twitter accounts.
    3. I don't use my phone for gaming or anything, just reading news ( RSS, plus Twitter + Bloomberg app ), Calendar, Music, and messaging.
    4. I'm studying In France as a foreign student right now, and it's bothering me that there is NO Arabic Keyboard on the Playbook, so i have to use my Bold for messaging in Arabic.
    5, THERE is Arabic on both Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 ...
    6. With 498 Euros, i can have both Android and Blackberry devices ( can't see the point of that, but it's just feeling good to have more devices xD )
    7, There is Skype on Android !
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    I use my BB for work and play...if it is even more efficient to use than my 9900 it's like it's making me money the way I see it. So I don't overly care how much it costs.

    It will however probably be 649 no contract for the L-series, probably 599 for the N-series.
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    I hate contracts!! Im gonna buy the phone at full price. im just hoping rim keeps the value of the devices under 600 dollars. on contract i wouldnt pay more then 150 on a 3 year term. Canadians carriers suck !! 3 year is wayy too longg!!!
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    Personally myself I am willing to pay $200-$250 on 2 yr contract ....no more than that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tharrison4815 View Post
    Personally I'll be looking for a SIM free device and I'd be hoping for less than 500. Especially considering that you can get a SIM free Nexus 4 for 239 from Google.com, and I bought my current HTC Radar brand new SIM free for 180 from Play.com
    Yeah man, google is just going nuts with kidney punching prices. Compared to the Nexus 4 et al, EVERYTHING looks overpriced. It's crazy.
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    $700 full price
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    If any of these devices are over $200 on contract I'll just get a Note II
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    I didnt think that this justified a new thread, but what carriers do you expect on launch in North America?
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