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  1. Skeevecr's Avatar
    She got it wrong though, it's not a Curve keyboard, it's a Q5 keyboard and it's too big to have the 9790 body, this is a redesigned Q5
    This is basically a 9790 in a new casing aimed at the 9320 market and taking some design cues from the q5.
    07-09-13 07:03 AM
  2. Skeevecr's Avatar
    Looks like BBRY is trying to produce a new BB7 device with ho hum specs so as not to outshine BB10.
    Or alternatively, they are releasing it with specs that are a clear upgrade from the 9320 it is intended to replace in their product range.
    07-09-13 07:04 AM
  3. Skeevecr's Avatar
    why cant the 9900 price be dropped to the price of the curves and sell that in markets where it was too expensive before?
    Things like the casing of the 9900 and even the display would not allow them to be profitable doing that.
    07-09-13 07:05 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    They haven't called it a bold, people are jumping to that conclusion based on the numbering when it could just as easily have been chosen to indicate it was somewhere between a 9320 and a 9790.
    But they did by using the 97xx series nomenclature.

    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk 2
    07-09-13 07:09 AM
  5. Skeevecr's Avatar
    Funny how Apple and Samsung can drop the cost of their high end phones every year when the new models come out and demote the ones they replaced in price and still make money but BlackBerry is apparently using some super exotic stuff that doesn't allow them to do this.
    Apple are able to do it because they are working on higher margins than everyone else and Samsung don't actually tend to do it either, they steadily phase out their old models just like everyone else does.
    07-09-13 07:09 AM
  6. BBThemes's Avatar
    This is basically a 9790 in a new casing aimed at the 9320 market and taking some design cues from the q5.
    isn't that the problem though? the 9790 (and the 9360) are very aestetically pleasing, this (from what we`ve seen, it is a leak after all) is far from pleasing to the eye.
    07-09-13 07:11 AM
  7. Skeevecr's Avatar
    Well a 2.8 inch screen would be OK for a device with a trackpad. So basically a down market 9900. They should just call it the B5 to be in line with the new nomenclature. Leaving the B7 for a possible 9900 upgrade ( wishful thinking for BD) or a C7 because it is pretty Curve like and leave the B7 for the Bold.
    This device is almost inevitably the final bbos device so why would they give it bb10 naming style, they do not want people to be confused in that manner because this device would give a bad impression of bb10 and is aimed at a more price conscious end of the market that is less concerned about specs and OSes anyway.
    07-09-13 07:12 AM
  8. jaunty_mellifluous's Avatar
    Same design, same software! I dont think they're even thinking about targetting non blackberry users.

    Nothing new in there from what I've already got.



    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900
    07-09-13 07:14 AM
  9. Skeevecr's Avatar
    isn't that the problem though? the 9790 (and the 9360) are very aestetically pleasing, this (from what we`ve seen, it is a leak after all) is far from pleasing to the eye.
    I personally thought the 9360 looked fairly bad and as far as this one, maybe we could wait until we see official pics before dismissing it because as we see time and time again, devices tend to look a lot worse in early photos of early hardware, particularly with all that removable plastic stuff still on them, although despite that I would still say it looks nicer than a 9320 which is what it will be aimed at replacing.
    07-09-13 07:16 AM
  10. Skeevecr's Avatar
    But they did by using the 97xx series nomenclature.
    While the numbering generally follows those patterns, the deciding factor is how it is named not numbered and perhaps they chose 9720 to reflect a few things about this device because you have a device aimed at replacing the 9320, using the specs of the 9790 and being the size of a 9900 so perhaps picking a number outside of the usual range made sense even if 9420 would have made more sense.
    07-09-13 07:18 AM
  11. qbnkelt's Avatar
    While the numbering generally follows those patterns, the deciding factor is how it is named not numbered and perhaps they chose 9720 to reflect a few things about this device because you have a device aimed at replacing the 9320, using the specs of the 9790 and being the size of a 9900 so perhaps picking a number outside of the usual range made sense even if 9420 would have made more sense.
    I tend to disagree with the numbering being one family and the name another. I do agree a new number might have worked better.

    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk 2
    07-09-13 07:26 AM
  12. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    If you look carefully you will see styling clues from the Bold, Curve and Torch line(the ridged back)

    I don't think they will call it anything, just the 9720, the whole OS7 lineup streamlined into one low end device. This is not a 9790, how I know that? It has an FM radio that only existed in the Curve lineup. BBM connected FM radio by the way
    07-09-13 07:33 AM
  13. lnichols's Avatar
    Apple are able to do it because they are working on higher margins than everyone else and Samsung don't actually tend to do it either, they steadily phase out their old models just like everyone else does.
    My Bold 9900 was $599 and I think still is almost 2 years later. Also pretty sure I can buy a GS2 and GS3 still.

    Posted via CB10
    07-09-13 07:56 AM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    My Bold 9900 was $599 and I think still is almost 2 years later. Also pretty sure I can buy a GS2 and GS3 still.

    Posted via CB10
    Looks like you can.

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    07-09-13 08:29 AM
  15. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    My Bold 9900 was $599 and I think still is almost 2 years later. Also pretty sure I can buy a GS2 and GS3 still.

    Posted via CB10
    And how does that compare with the statement that BBOS devices are sold at or bellow cost price? Still sound believable?
    07-09-13 08:45 AM
  16. Jahmal A's Avatar
    Funny how Apple and Samsung can drop the cost of their high end phones every year when the new models come out and demote the ones they replaced in price and still make money but BlackBerry is apparently using some super exotic stuff that doesn't allow them to do this.

    Posted via CB10
    As mentioned before, economies of scale at play. You do realize that the dropped price for iPhone 4 is still quite high. Yes with a contract (probably with a commitment to have data and voice plan of a certain price range) the iPhone can be obtained for less (free for 3 year commitment) . But have you tried to buy a iPhone 4 without contract from a legitimate reseller? They still want $700 for a locked model! You may find some exceptions from carriers trying to attract the economic buyers like Koodo in Canada. But that is a lot of money for a 3 year old phone.
    07-09-13 08:47 AM
  17. Bbnivende's Avatar
    This device is almost inevitably the final bbos device so why would they give it bb10 naming style, they do not want people to be confused in that manner because this device would give a bad impression of bb10 and is aimed at a more price conscious end of the market that is less concerned about specs and OSes anyway.
    If it is the final BBOS device ( maybe) then they should just stick with the Bold or Curve.
    07-09-13 10:42 AM
  18. Ryanleelejeune's Avatar
    Can this os be side loaded on previous devices? Like bold 9900 or does it have hardware needed thats not found on previous os devoxes?

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-13 01:42 PM
  19. ukmight's Avatar
    The 9900 will still be a better device than this and in all probability, the update will hot a few of the existing 7.1 devices including 9900.

    Can this os be side loaded on previous devices? Like bold 9900 or does it have hardware needed thats not found on previous os devoxes?

    Posted via CB10
    08-05-13 02:05 AM
  20. Skeevecr's Avatar
    The 9900 will still be a better device than this and in all probability, the update will hot a few of the existing 7.1 devices including 9900.
    I wouldn't be so sure about existing devices seeing any changes, this is a new device that will lead to new sales so using some resources on it makes sense, but that isn't the case for all the other devices.
    08-06-13 06:09 AM
  21. kye2000's Avatar
    All existing OS7 devices will get these changes.

    Sent from my BlackBerry
    08-12-13 10:25 AM
  22. robin9895's Avatar
    Can you be sure?
    08-13-13 06:28 AM
  23. robin9895's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer kye2000 ...
    Brief, I was wondering, is that the new "multicast" will replaces the "social stream" ?
    08-15-13 07:51 AM
  24. ukmight's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer kye2000 ...
    Brief, I was wondering, is that the new "multicast" will replaces the "social stream" ?
    They looked pretty much the same to me in the video.

    Posted via CB10
    08-15-13 09:00 PM
  25. robin9895's Avatar
    Me too it's strange...
    08-16-13 04:53 AM
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