- CrackBerry Genius
01-04-13, 06:21 AM #51
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- CrackBerry Abuser
01-04-13, 06:53 AM #52
- 172 Posts
- 01-04-13, 09:18 AM #53
- CrackBerry User
01-04-13, 10:54 AM #54
- 27 Posts
It may be to late for me (and others) to get BB10. RIM's bad timing.
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- 01-04-13, 11:39 AM #55
- 01-04-13, 12:10 PM #56
It work for me (and others). I got locked into a contract October 2011 when I bought my 9930. I cant upgrade until May 2013. So it works out fine.
The Bold 9900 came out in August, so many of those people will be eligible for an upgrade when BB10 is released.
- 01-04-13, 01:58 PM #57
- CrackBerry Master
01-04-13, 02:01 PM #58
- 1,410 Posts
Sorry, but I agree with most of the "WTF did OP say?" comments. Thanks for the translation, Ratchet Clank.
- 01-04-13, 02:26 PM #59
There isn't really a 'peak' period with cell phone contracts, as many have pointed out, people enter into contracts at different times throughout the year. The HTC One X, SG3, and (if you really want to include it) the Lumia 900 all released in spring to early summer of 2012. The Xperia Play and Xperia Arc released in April of 2011. The iPhone 4 released in May of 2010. None of those times sound like a 'peak' period. So that argument is baseless.
My biggest concern is the possibility of being over-hyped. I am not saying the Z10 isn't going to be awesome, but if (and that is a BIG if) the newest device so hyped up and even remotely fails to meet or exceed expectations it will spell nothing but disaster for RIM and the BlackBerry brand. I for one do not want to see that happen. I have waited this long for BB10, I'm not giving up just yet. I miss my BlackBerry.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-04-13, 02:55 PM #61
- 1 Posts
Release the 10 series now, yesterday or tomorrow ? The timing is not crucial, what will be the determining factor will be if it lives up to expectations. If the 10 series does not at least match the I-Phone 5 and the latest Samsung the danger is that Blackberry will fall by the wayside, joining Motorola and Nokia as another also-ran. I personally hope it revives BBerry fortunes, if only to wipe the smile off the Apple tossers.
- 01-04-13, 02:59 PM #62
I am one that is coming off my old contract in June as is my wife. I will grab a BB10 device and she will move up to a smartphone for the first time. If it is anything close to what we all anticipate and what the promo's have been on it, then my wife is going to get one too. The key for her is ease of use, learning the gestures. She has an iPad and is used to the in/out paradigm, but I don't think it will be an issue at all to learn the gestures. A few trips to the AT&T store to play with one should sell her on features and benefits.
- 01-04-13, 03:13 PM #65
- 01-04-13, 03:17 PM #66
I purchased my BOLD in December of Last Year, No no not last month, the year before (Happy new year)! I had 1 year left in my contract from an android, Broke my contract paid it out and got a new phone.
I have two years left on my 9900 contract. However as I knew a long time ago that I would be looking to get the mew BB10 device when it launched (insert bb10 name here London, N series, L series, Justice , bbx, Madrid) I have been saving money. When the new "Z10" or what ever its called is launched I will go to the bank and make a withdrawl and buy the new phone out right, even if it is $700.00 as rumored today.
I don't think I am being too bold when I say, a lot of people have been waiting a very long time for these phones and are willing to pay to get them.
Contracts are a pain, But its not a jail sentence.
Contracts are meant to be broken (especially in Canada) 3 years is too long to commit to any piece of technology.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-04-13, 03:20 PM #67
- 380 Posts
- the tail on the donkey....
I'm sure many of us wish they would have brought BB10 out a lot earlier, but after what happened with RIM rushing the PlayBook to market, I can wait if it means that the product will be what was promised. I'm on a no-contract plan so I can replace/upgrade my phone whenever I want, provided it is a GSM phone.
Personally, I would have thought that they would have used CES as the launching point for BB10 instead of waiting for a few weeks after. There's a lot of media coverage of CES and having the BB10 launch there would have gotten them more coverage, as not every media outlet will be sending folks to cover the BB10 launch on January 30th. Then again, such a launch may have been easily overlooked at such an event.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-04-13, 03:36 PM #69
- 9,394 Posts
If it is too late for RIM in the smartphone game, someone should share this news with Samsung since they are working on Tizen based phones and and also break the news to the Ubuntu guys that they are "too late" to join the smartphone game. Or maybe they think it is still growing and has huge potential for many companies long into the future.
Everyone's locked into a contract and invested in some other ecosystem, yet there are still customers showing up at the carrier stores every day and often switching brands. Ponderous.
- 01-04-13, 04:02 PM #71
It was the best time for Rim as the carriers will be marketing the phone as well. They needed the launch to fit with the carriers too. They been too busy with G note 2 and Iphone5 as of late but Feb will belong to BlackBerry10 and March and April....May blongs to Gs4 Iphone 5s
- 01-04-13, 04:32 PM #72
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