- 12-28-12, 10:58 PM #26
Well this is an interesting thread isn't it?Sent from my NEW PASSPORT
or a soon to be BB10 PlayBook
- BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Virgin Mobile) - BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile) - BlackBerry PlayBook 64 gig - BlackBerry Z10 (T-Mobile) - BlackBerry Z30 WHITE (Unlocked) - Blackberry Passport (Unlocked)
- 12-29-12, 01:28 AM #28
So when you buy the phone off contract. Supposed it will always have carriers branded logo? Hoping there is some place that i can buy the phone off contract cuz i don't want any branded logo on that awesome phone )
- 12-29-12, 02:57 AM #29
I know that carriers brand the phones in many places, but my 9810 has no branding whatsoever. Maybe just luckyZ30 and Black(of course) OG Passport
updated to official 10.3.2.226
Playbook 64 gb wifi retired
Galaxy tab4 5.0 given to me free
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-29-12, 01:59 PM #31
- 6 Posts
I myself, being an ATnT customer, would prefer to buy directly from RIM. We get the real ratty orange and white boxes with just the handset, a microfiber cloth and a home charger. No holster or sleeve or anything (I saw a couple of different unboxing vids for a 9900 where there was a sleeve included, if I remember correctly). Conversely, when I purchased my Playbook, I received the nice black box.
- 12-29-12, 05:56 PM #32
I wish we could buy direct from RIM, just like how you can buy directly from Google or Apple, UNLOCKED.Concept Corner: C004104CASamsung SPH A540 ▶ Motorola V551 ▶ Samsung SCH A645 ▶ HTC Touch P3050 ▶ BB Curve 8330 ▶ BB Bold 9000 ▶ Huawei U8100 ▶ Apple iPhone 3GS ▶ Motorola Spice ▶ BB Curve 3G 9300 ▶ Apple iPhone 4S ▶ BB Bold 9900 ▶ BB Q10 ▶ (Current Device) iPhone 6 Plus ▶ (Next Device) BB Priv
- 12-29-12, 07:59 PM #33
PS. Increase your intake of B-complex, as I fear it's going to get HOTTER in here the closer we get to Jan 30 2013 ie. more trolls, fist fights to get in line for Z10, more newbie folks coming back home(big hugs), Green Fruit Company types dropping for a first time look/see(come on in,let me show you this Z10 X10 ), pretend insiders, gypy's, marauders and elfs.
These are exciting times, don't lose sight of that in the mayhem.Negative thinking destroys your brain cells and causes global warming.*- Dodinsky (The Scientific Institute of Get Over It!) Action Spots
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-30-12, 02:39 AM #36
- 251 Posts
Ehh although I know why people want this, I think it would ruin things for RIM if uninformed people started ordering the wrong model and trying to use it on their carrier. When it doesn't work or is slow because of having the wrong frequencies, they will complain that BBs suck, RIM is dead, blah blah
- 12-30-12, 03:19 AM #37
Great question , OP. Got me thinking. I'm with T-mobile, who has a history of shafting the customers with "exclusive", (i.e., lower version) models. Other carriers get the Lumia 920, we get the 810, other carriers get the HTC One X, we get the One S. Although we did get the Bold 9900, HTC 8X, S3, and the Note II, I have to consider what to do if my carrier doesn't release the phone I want.
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- 12-30-12, 02:28 PM #40
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-30-12, 02:45 PM #41
- 113 Posts
As a german and first time blackberry customer (Z10) i was just wondering how blackberry handles OS Updates for their phones. In germany (and i think in the rest of the world), you buy a phone from a provider like t-mobile and they put stuff on your phone (logo, apps etc. - even if the phone is unlocked). The biggest problem for me always was, that they keep OS updates to check and validate them and than send them month later OTA to me (this is for Android).
Could this be the same with BB10 ?
- 12-30-12, 10:08 PM #42
I believe the only way to buy a device directly from RIM is through an employee ... I have a friend that works for RIM and he purchased a 9900 for me..
it's unbranded and unlocked.. it says 3G instead of H+ (but i get HSPA+ Speeds)
it's just u don't get it on launch day.. u gotta wait till it becomes available to them.
- 12-31-12, 07:24 AM #43Samsung SGH D807 > Moto Ming A1200 > Bold 9700 18.104.22.1685 > Bold 9900 22.214.171.1246 > Z10STL100-3 10.3.0.1052 || PassportSQW100-1 / 10.3.2.680
PlayBook 64GB 126.96.36.1993
- 12-31-12, 12:41 PM #45Passport (10.3.2.2789) | iPhone 6 (9.0.2) | Lumia 1020 (W10 Preview) | Surface Pro 3 (256GB i5, W10)
- CrackBerry User
12-31-12, 12:44 PM #46
- 90 Posts
- which one ?
Re: Is there a way of buying bb10 directly from Rim? Does anyone know?
please consider that there are way more blackberry users outside of the usa and that rim has stated a release to these countries before the usa . I live in nz and I bought my 9810 directly from rim shortly after launch so I don't see that not happening again .website expansys.com is taking preorders for both l and n phones. so I guess if you live in usa you willbe disapointed .It,s only ILLEGAL if you get caught
- CrackBerry User
12-31-12, 02:09 PM #48
- 72 Posts
Is there a way of buying bb10 directly from Rim? Does anyone know?
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- 01-03-13, 12:23 AM #49
purchasing from rim wud be great. cuz i know for sure the carriers in trinidad gonna be months behind. the S3 was only available via the carriers about 3 months ago. i do not wanna wait till august to get my Z10. RIM needs to make purchasing available directly from them n make it worldwide too.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-04-13, 01:48 PM #50
- 2 Posts
Funny thing is even if you interpret the question that way, your answer is wrong. Thorsten mentioned possible licensing of BB10 in the future, so just like you can buy (a license) of Windows XP, you might be able to "buy" (the right to use and distribute) BB10 directly from RIM.
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