Z30 or wait for Chen's Ground Breaking, next Flagship
YAY!!! I have a Z30 enroute from Rogers.
I spent some time b*tchin' to Rogers retention dept about the earphone speaker crapping out twice since I got my Z10 (on one of the last 3 year contracts). My 2nd Z10, refurb is enroute with 3 days left in my original warranty, but more importantly, the retention dept is sending me a Z30, on a new 2 yr contract, nullifying my existing 3 yr contract, plus with about $250 worth of credits to my account. This leaves me owning outright, the Z10 refurb that arrives in a couple days, and has me also paying $100. toward the Z30 on the 2 yr contract.
So... my conundrum is this!
Should I use the Z30, or continue with the Z10 and wait for the possible windermere device, or whichever is the ground breaking, flagship that John Chen says is coming out this year?
"... the other flagship BlackBerry is intended to win over new customers. And there's a strong chance it will launch this year, although he said he couldn't guarantee it...."
What would you do?
- 03-20-14, 06:17 PM #2
As an owner of both q10 & z30 I can tell you what you will do.
You will keep your z10 as a back up and only use your 30. Then one day you will sell your z10 b/c you realize you never use it.
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- 03-20-14, 06:32 PM #3
Personally I'm waiting till June/July to see how long it'll be before the new one hits the market and how much will have been leaked by then. If it's not out before the end of the year, I'll switch to a Z30 after Z10'ing it for a year
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Damn you all! ... for thinking like me! ;-)
Thanks for the feedback. Having been a BB addict since 2001, I have often found myself jumping on the latest and greatest. (in no way an inexpensive addiction) and then wanting the next version. Can you say Bold 9000, or 9800 Torch. And then sit back and wait for the contract to end so the bargaining skills can be put to work with the Rogers retention dept.
I did get lucky with retention this time, having had 2 dud, Z10's in a row. Although I would have preferred to pay nothing. I guess loyalty and tenure with a carrier has its advantages. I love to play the "I've been with Rogers for 12 years" card. They eat it up like hot blueberry muffins! or should I say... like hot Blackberry crumble...
Besides... Who am I fooling! There is no way a Z30 is going to show up tomorrow and be ignored by me...
Damn the tech! Its such an unforgiving addiction!
- 03-21-14, 09:34 AM #9
I got a z10 off contract and used it for a couple months. Verizon allowed early upgrades all of a sudden so now I have a z30. Still like the z10 size better but the 30 rocks. Instead of letting that z10 languish as a backup I gave it to my kids. Now we all get the great bb10 experience and my razr m is collecting dust as a backup.
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03-21-14, 09:58 AM #10
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I just can't justify buying a big screened Z10 that has the same ****ty camera. If the Z30 had an improved camera I would already have one by now. I'm sure the Z30 is an awesome device and I'm sure I would love it if I had one but I just can't she'll out $400-$500 for one.
- 03-21-14, 10:39 AM #11
I know that Chen eluded to a new flagship device, hopefully coming out this year, but there's no guarantee. It has not been seen in the form of a leak, nor is there an alpha device in the hands of developers. Seems like it's a long way off tome.
Use the Z30 and in a year's time, if the new device is out, you can sell the Z30 and grab the latest & greatest. There's no guarantee that you will even like the new flagship, so you'd be giving up an awesome device in hand for the promise of something that you may or may not like (and that may or may not ever appear).
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03-21-14, 04:14 PM #13
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So now I at least know I have secured a Z30, but I had to surrender my beloved Z10. But yea, it would have just languished in the old electronics drawer. Then if Verizon *does* get a Z50, I will just use edge again and keep going. I guess it's sort of like a lease program. Bad for those who keep devices for a long time; good for those who do like upgrades -- but it'll cost you a bit more (a small price to pay for awesomeness I guess).
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