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06-05-2012, 12:50 AM #10
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- 06-05-2012, 06:16 AM #12
BlackBerry prices are ridiculous. They are not worth the price offered. I love them, but I didn't pay £400+ for a Bold when I can get a S2 for the same and the S3 for a little bit more.
I returned my Torch 9810 and I ordered a Curve instead. Firstly as I have doubts on RIM in the long term and secondly I'm waiting for the BB10 Bold. The price was reasonable, but still high for what that phone really is.
- 06-05-2012, 06:22 AM #13
Isn't the better question - what will they have to price them at?
Nokia's lumia sells for $200 less than the iphone but each one costs nokia about $40 more to make, Blackberry might be in a similar place.
Now Blackberry could take a hit on price but the market isn't going to like that, they are going to want to see a premium device that sells in high volumes and has decent margins.
- 06-05-2012, 06:22 AM #14
T-mobile is asking $599/$299 for the bold 9900 which is the most expensive device they sell. If RIM want to make a dent it'll have to be priced far more aggressively than that. When a 3GS is $0 an iPhone 4 is $99 (soon to be $0 if apple follow their past pricing structure upon the new iPhone release) and a 4s is $199 RIM is fighting a losing battle when it comes to pricing. Maybe the OP should look a bit deeper into who is actually overpriced.
- 06-05-2012, 06:25 AM #15
"overpriced" is the wrong perspective - if a company can command high margins and sell high volumes, then that is fantastic. If anyone thinks RIM or any other tech company doesn't want to do the same they are deluded.