RUMOR: Delay in BB10 launch?
I was just at my local franchised AT&T store getting a peek at, well, an Android phone I'm considering, and asked if they'd have the BB10 devices when they launched so I could get a peek at them too. The guy said that he'd heard a day or two ago that the launch was going to be pushed back. His source was "a friend who is crazy about Blackberries." I have not seen anything anywhere except full-steam-ahead promos from RIM so this guy can't be right... right? That would be a Very Bad Thing for RIM.
- 01-23-2013, 10:57 AM #2
Launch is January 30. If you are talking about phone release, at this point lets not forget Q1 2013 is still "on time" and not delayed. Anything you heard is speculation.Phones:
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- 01-23-2013, 10:58 AM #3
I highly doubt that. Sales guy trying to get you to take the plunge by saying the new BB won't be out any time soon. Also, this here is Crackberry Nation.... you want super crazy about BlackBerry? You found us. With the thousands of members, I'm sure at least one would have been able to report a delay from a credible source.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-23-2013, 11:31 AM #8
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Sorry for the rant , it just makes me sick I was at my phone store just a week ago and the ***** behind the count was with a customer who had a cuve and was given a credit to upgrade and he goes into his speal about god dam iphone , no mention what so ever about BB 10 I was so close to flipping out at this ****, I'm done lol
Yeah I figured there probably wasn't much there there but I knew this was the place to check.
I suppose he could have been saying that AT&T's date for bringing BB10 out is going to be further out than anyone wants...
- CrackBerry User
01-23-2013, 01:32 PM #14
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People who work at these stores are the lowest level employee the organization has. I mean no disrespect for them, but they will have no insider information on such matters. If they say something like this just don't believe it. Furthermore, don't even ask them because they will not have a clue as to the real answer.
- 01-23-2013, 02:14 PM #15
[SARCASM] The AT&T store rep told you that the phone that they won't have for at least a week has had it's availability pushed back when you are looking at another phone that they can sell you today? I'm shocked an sure they didn't have their bottom line in mind and lied at all about this. BB10 must be delayed because a store rep is an honest, reliable source for phone information![/SARCASM].
- 01-23-2013, 03:05 PM #16
In Canada, the phones are launching early February. When i pushed what it meant or would i have to wait until the end of February or march, he said no.. in canada they will be available shortly after the announcement. Not mid February or the end of February.
All carriers in Canada have plenty of stock to avoid shortages and they were suprised at the initial demand.
The Phones with be released AFTER they are released in canada... So that may men the week after or the month after.. Canada is being preferential treatment because RIm is Canadian and Canadian demand for blackberries is still high.
Thats right from the Western Rim Rep at the Rogers meeting i attended going over BES 10 and bb 10 dev alpha demo.--- Sent From Mobile Device While on the Can! ---
- 01-23-2013, 03:14 PM #18
Spoke with an employee at one of the local Rogers stores here in Waterloo this week. Got some clarification on my reservation for the Z10. When I asked him about dates... he claimed their RIM rep recently told them they will have the phones within 5-6 days of the Jan.30th launch.
It's still all speculation and even he admitted that... but worth hearing nonetheless.
I told the guy that I wasn't eligible for my upgrade yet, to try to deflect any hardsell approach - if I'm almost eligible I'm not going to be a fool and jump for a new phone. I was hoping that would keep the air clear a little.
Thanks to everyone who posted what they were told by others.
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