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    Default Engadget - Z10 - UK price - 480 unlocked

    With all the BlackBerry 10 leaks as of late, it seems inevitable that pricing info would get ousted in the lead up to January 30th. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, it appears that the the unlocked version of RIM's Z10 will cost UKers a cool 480. The leak comes from what's said to be a snapshot of Carphone Warehouse's internal database, listing the white variant.
    BlackBerry Z10 priced at 480 unlocked by purported Carphone Warehouse database leak

    What do you think? People going to buy off-contract or see for a better deal on contract?
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    Ouch. Contract it is..
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    SOLD...but in black !
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    well say its 30 a month for 24 months, thats 720
    say you buy it for 480 and go sim only at 10 a month, over 24 months thats a total of 720.

    so the price is actually not too bad, obviously ya monthly costs are gonna vary by useage, but a sim free you arent locked into for 2 years either.

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    "RIM officially unveils its devices come Monday" um really?
    Nothing is so common as is the goal to be remarkable
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    Maybe that BGR leak was right about the price being under what the iphone cost is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBThemes View Post
    well say its 30 a month for 24 months, thats 720
    say you buy it for 480 and go sim only at 10 a month, over 24 months thats a total of 720.

    so the price is actually not too bad, obviously ya monthly costs are gonna vary by useage, but a sim free you arent locked into for 2 years either.

    I've been on SIM only for years - my real problem is that I am too tight to pay 480 for a phone, I can afford it without problem, I'm simply unwilling to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgk View Post
    I've been on SIM only for years - my real problem is that I am too tight to pay 480 for a phone, I can afford it without problem, I'm simply unwilling to do so.
    if youve been sim only for years, trust me the network will offer you an arm and a leg to get you on a full contract, could same some money there

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBThemes View Post
    if youve been sim only for years, trust me the network will offer you an arm and a leg to get you on a full contract, could same some money there
    Can't see it - due to deals and cashback offers, I currently pay the equal 10 for unlimited internet, 5000 texts and about 300 minutes (I never use more than a minute). Also due to the state of the economy, even though I am doing well financial, I avoid any sort of contract commitment if I can because you never know what is coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgk View Post
    Can't see it - due to deals and cashback offers, I currently pay the equal 10 for unlimited internet, 5000 texts and about 300 minutes (I never use more than a minute). Also due to the state of the economy, even though I am doing well financial, I avoid any sort of contract commitment if I can because you never know what is coming.
    trust me, they love converting sim onlys, because it`ll stop their subscriber churn rate which is what they show to investors, i used to work for networks so i speak from experience.

    that said i completely agree with the sentiment of you last sentence.

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    Ill be buying outright but hopefully my PAYG phone fund from EE and trade in of my old phone will knock back some of that price :-) and if its lower on another network then CW match that price and you can stay on the same network so I remain hopeful.
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    Default Engadget - Z10 - UK price - 480 unlocked

    definetely on contract! just hope its affordable.. not like 200 pounds!

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    I have saved my upgrade I could also afford to bye outright, I've looked forward to Bb10 the only problem is I'm the only person in the world that doesn't like the look of the z10!
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    480 Pounds = $750 USD!
    That's expensive, in my opinion.

    I was anticipating:
    on contract price : $149
    full retail price: +$400 = $549. I (and friends I have talked to) thought that $549 would be the sweet spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrysaurora View Post
    480 Pounds = $750 USD!
    That's expensive, in my opinion.

    I was anticipating:
    on contract price : $149
    full retail price: +$400 = $549. I (and friends I have talked to) thought that $549 would be the sweet spot.
    phone prices dont match exchange rates.

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    I have the money saved up and ready to go, that said it seems a tad too steep....

    Was hoping for more around the 400 mark. Was looking at getting the QWERTY device anyhow which should be cheaper but that all depends on when that particular device is out...

    if i have to wait for more than 60 days i will fold and get the z10.
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    Yeah - there is a reason why the UK is known as 'Treasure Island'!
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    i paid 500 for my sim-free Nokia N9, but there was no alternative for a swipe based UI built with Qt, now there is:

    BBOS10 (RIM)
    Sailfish (Jolla)
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    I think i'll hold fire for now..............
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    480 gbp includes taxes, convert it to usd without taxes would be app. 599 usd.
    In euro incl taxes it would be app. 559 euro
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    Quote Originally Posted by backfire101 View Post
    480 gbp includes taxes, convert it to usd without taxes would be app. 599 usd.
    In euro incl taxes it would be app. 559 euro
    Exactly, so it's $600. People are reading into stuff way too much. People are trying to find faults on the phone and price way too much. I can guarantee on January 30 there will be a thread for each individual app that isn't announced.
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    Default Engadget - Z10 - UK price - 480 unlocked

    this is the white model that has been shown.. could the black model be cheaper possibly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    Exactly, so it's $600. People are reading into stuff way too much. People are trying to find faults on the phone and price way too much. I can guarantee on January 30 there will be a thread for each individual app that isn't announced.
    I agree folks may be reading too much. But this is CrackBerry community passionate about BlackBerry (and that's a good thing). So, we discuss everything - big or small.

    As for pricing: it is not a trivial matter. It's one of the most important thing. Product, Price, Placement! Difference between $600 and $750 is difference between sale and no sale. So, yeah, it's natural for people to get concerned or passionate about pricing. Sure, I agree, it's just speculation at this point but then we have been discussing speculations, leaks and ideas regarding BlackBerry 10 on these CB forums for several several months now. Discussing leaked/speculative pricing is no different.

    Besides, it's gotten harder and harder to wait for BlackBerry 10. I thought it'd become easier to wait as we get closer to the release. But in fact, it has gotten harder (for me). Every day seems like a long day. 24 hours seem like 24 days! I am guessing many people waiting for BB 10 are feeling the same eagerness waiting for BlackBerry 10 and are picking-up (consuming) every nibble (leak, speculation, idea) on BlackBerry 10 while they wait for launch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backfire101 View Post
    480 gbp includes taxes, convert it to usd without taxes would be app. 599 usd.
    In euro incl taxes it would be app. 559 euro
    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    Exactly, so it's $600. People are reading into stuff way too much. People are trying to find faults on the phone and price way too much. I can guarantee on January 30 there will be a thread for each individual app that isn't announced.
    it`ll be around that if other devices are anything to go off.

    as an example (and doesnt make these figures right at all) a iphone5 16gb is 509, but costs $649 in the US. so id expect to see something around $600 as an off contract price, thats just a guestimation though

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    As I've said before, I'll go no higher than $549.00.
    To me, no phone is worth $750. None.
    I will upgrade in June, if that's the case. Gives the red more time to come out, if it ever does.

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    It may lower after other carriers announce their prices and it may not even be the price even though it seems pretty solid..
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