It may be to late for me (and others) to get BB10. RIM's bad timing.
Before during and after this holiday season tons of phones were new and our, some old ones returned at dropped prices, and bc10 spread word after the main hit.
By that I mean most potential bc10 buyers are on contract win wp8, ups6 and droid devices of so e sort...
Bb10 will launch Jan30, to far away and to close to the phone drought where sales across phone carriers and manufacturers fail..
With that, it may be another pagoda. Struggling to get recognition and then getting creamed in late spring arrivals and the fact people from this holiday are locked for two years will make it near impossible for bb10 to get decent support.
Has ANYONE heard any trade in news for the new bb devices? Free or cut upgrade fees for trading your phone in may be the only way bb10 can gain those licked customers.
Sadly Verizon tricked me and I as well am locked. Unless it is given I may not be able to get the Bb10 devices and neither will millions if others due to rims late Jan release.
Most of their potential customers are locked in contracts unless they have a trade in deal but carriers nay not do that and etl fees are insane.
- 01-03-2013, 07:11 PM #7
Ahhh, the virtues of a virtual keyboard with bad autocorrect software. ..
And no, I don't think it's too late for RIM.all smartphones are tools.
android = 48pc tool set (you"ll eventually find the tool you need, but some assembly required)
iphone = swiss army knife (most of the tools you need in a small, simple to use package)
blackberry = adjustable wrench (sometimes all you need is a wrench)
windows phone = bionic wrench (its different....but it works)
- 01-03-2013, 07:14 PM #9
Here's how I look at it: I was eligible for an upgrade over four months ago but had my eye on the prize and not wavering. Most anyone who didn't wait did so by their own choosing. Sucks to be them.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-03-2013, 07:18 PM #11
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Its simple math, your contract is up when it is up. There is NO WAY every contract ended in December and because the contract ended your locked in to something else. If you were too foolish to continue month to month with your provider until bb10 dropped then that is your doing not RIM. Now please go post negative propaganda somewhere else and let us fans enjoy that in less than thirty days bb10 will arrive and change how mobile os usage should be. Have a nice day.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-03-2013, 07:19 PM #12
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I don't know, I'm getting my wife one as soon as they are available. My work is just coming due, so a few there too. My brother's phone is almost dead so another there. Maybe it is just me, but I think there are always people looking for phones.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-03-2013, 07:23 PM #13
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Ir may be to late for me(and others) to get bb10. Rims bad timing.
It doesn't matter when they launch, it will always be after some other company has launched a phone.
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It was a dumb move to bring it out this late in Jan, Feb till end of march is consistently a time for low sales in the mobile space, people were already in contract by the time rim decided to spread word after the holiday and pre- holiday sakes cuts.
- 01-03-2013, 07:29 PM #16
By your logic, OP, seeing as the majority bought over this past Christmas season, and are therefore locked into contracts, this spring influx of new phones will surely fail, as will next Christmas. It seems that they should only come out every two to three years as that is the typical length of contract length..... Anyone from Apple here? I think someone may have found a cure for your troubling sales :s
- 01-03-2013, 07:32 PM #18
Every month people have contracts that end and people start new ones. Some do hold off but some feel they can't. This happens all the time. Lets be honest, most iOS and Android die hard users are not waiting for a phone by a company that they have been telling their friends that was broke and going under.
Your forgetting people like myself that ended a contract early to get a new phone and be farther into that contract when I end it early to get a BB10 phone. Doing a quick search says that there is 100 million smart phone users in the US alone. So I think there are a few people out there that are overdue to renew, due in Janurary/Feburary or willing to upgrade early for BB10.
Does it mean BB10 they will be a success? No. But they won't fail because of the launch date.
- 01-03-2013, 07:32 PM #19
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-03-2013, 07:32 PM #20
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Clearly OP's post was not typed on a BlackBerry hehe
On a serious note, it's not Verizon's fault that you went with a new phone, you said yes knowing that BB10 is coming very shortly.
Those that want BB10 bad enough are either waiting with their upgrade or will pull the money out and buy it.
And if you plan on waiting for your next upgrade then yes it is too late you you to get BB10 since BB11 or BB12 will be out by then
- 01-03-2013, 07:35 PM #21
They will be releasing more phones this year from what they have been saying. So they will be building brand awareness for later in the year. You have to release them at some point. Are you saying they should now wait longer to hit the major selling season?
- 01-03-2013, 07:37 PM #22
- 01-03-2013, 07:45 PM #25
Well, look at it this way, its always too late for someone. Everyday, there are tons of people who just ended their contract with their carriers and are looking to recontract for a newer phone. There is never a perfect timing that suits everyone's needs.
Someone who has a WP7.5 Lumia 900 will feel that MS' timing with WP* was bad. Or someone who wants a WP8 phone, but his contract ended in october, so he decided not to wait and get an iPhone 5 instead and not wait. So does the guy blames MS for their bad timing? There is no one to blame in this matter. We make our own choices, and with choices comes compromises. We have to take responsibility for our own decisions.
I don't think its too late for you or others to get a BB10, if you really want it, there are tons of ways to go about it. You can wait till your contract ends, you can break your contract, you can sell your current phone and get a BB10. Its not like RIM will only sell BB10 in Q1 and stop it altogether or anything. Its not like the world will end in Q2 2013 or what. So its not too late for anyone.
I'm sure there are tons of us whose contract have ended months ago, but we're just holding out for BB10. Thats the decision we made. We could have bought tons of other great devices that came out like the iPhone 5, S3, Note 2, Nexus 4, Lumia 920, etc. But we didn't.
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