1. lewisc1979's Avatar
    http://shop2.sprint.com/NASApp/onlin...eSKU=SP9930RIM
    Last edited by lewisc1979; 08-21-11 at 05:49 PM.
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    08-21-11 02:28 AM
  2. Doc Z's Avatar
    It should cost even LESS than that, VZW is out of their minds. I stopped by a VZW store today at the mall and finally got to play with one of these. Cool little phone. Worth $250? **** NO!! I even talked to the rep about the price, kinda starting clowning on it and even the rep agreed with me! He just said that's a ridiculous price for that phone.
    08-21-11 03:38 AM
  3. dalton4L's Avatar
    Yeah, should be about $150 in my opinion.
    08-21-11 03:41 AM
  4. iamfrancois's Avatar
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    08-21-11 03:46 AM
  5. imrank128's Avatar
    I've said this all over the forums, but you can't find a better off contract priced phone than the bold 9930 on sprint. Most decent android phones are priced higher than that and the iphone 4 is 650 dollars unlocked. So, I really don't think it's a 'crazy' price by any means.
    08-21-11 04:39 AM
  6. lewisc1979's Avatar
    I like the price and the fact that I don't have to worry about a rebate getting to me in the mail.
    08-21-11 05:14 AM
  7. otacon#AC's Avatar
    Yeah, should be about $150 in my opinion.
    $150 for RIM's flagship BB? Come on now...

    Everyone I know on Verizon that got the 9930 paid $199 with free activation. Which is more than fair if you compare it to the flagship Android devices.
    08-21-11 05:32 AM
  8. terreos's Avatar
    Really? Does everyone want this phone to be free? "249! That's a crazy price!" *phone is released at $199* "Well it should be $149!" if the price is too high for you then get the torch. Otherwise pay the $199 because that's what a new phone commonly costs at launch. I'll be ordering a 9930 by the end of the day once I get back from Chicago.
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    08-21-11 07:28 AM
  9. jinxednuance's Avatar
    wow 499?! that's even cheaper than here pfft.
    08-21-11 08:45 AM
  10. lewisc1979's Avatar
    Yeah, the price really isn't that bad.
    08-21-11 04:13 PM
  11. LSglock89's Avatar
    $150 for RIM's flagship BB? Come on now...

    Everyone I know on Verizon that got the 9930 paid $199 with free activation. Which is more than fair if you compare it to the flagship Android devices.
    Is that with a NE2 discount? I used my primary line upgrade which includes a $50 discount to get the 199.99 price.
    08-21-11 04:20 PM
  12. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Sprint is sorry. lol.
    08-21-11 04:22 PM
  13. lewisc1979's Avatar
    Sprint is sorry. lol.
    Yeah, the new store went down after I posted that. I updated the link.
    08-21-11 05:49 PM
  14. dalton4L's Avatar
    $150 for RIM's flagship BB? Come on now...

    Everyone I know on Verizon that got the 9930 paid $199 with free activation. Which is more than fair if you compare it to the flagship Android devices.
    Slapping some title on a phone like "flagship device," whether warranted or not is no reason to justify prices equivalent, and sometimes even higher, to devices that 'outdo' the 9900 in a lot of ways.

    To me, if I were an unbiased consumer(I'm not, but hypothetically), had a few hundred dollars to spend on a phone, and was not on contract but looking to be on one I would definitely not be spending it on a BlackBerry 9900(although if this were the case now, and iPhones didn't exist, my bias would have me picking up the 9900/9930 probably). However, this is all in the eye of the beholder, what you and others may see as good may be outrageous to others. In my honest opinion, $199 isn't all that bad for the 9900, but I'd be hard-pressed to look in another direction if I weren't as smartphone savvy as I am and was more eclectic to different phone manufacturers.
    08-21-11 06:05 PM
  15. lewisc1979's Avatar
    Slapping some title on a phone like "flagship device," whether warranted or not is no reason to justify prices equivalent, and sometimes even higher, to devices that 'outdo' the 9900 in a lot of ways.

    To me, if I were an unbiased consumer(I'm not, but hypothetically), had a few hundred dollars to spend on a phone, and was not on contract but looking to be on one I would definitely not be spending it on a BlackBerry 9900(although if this were the case now, and iPhones didn't exist, my bias would have me picking up the 9900/9930 probably). However, this is all in the eye of the beholder, what you and others may see as good may be outrageous to others. In my honest opinion, $199 isn't all that bad for the 9900, but I'd be hard-pressed to look in another direction if I weren't as smartphone savvy as I am and was more eclectic to different phone manufacturers.
    That's all fine and dandy. However, this is a forum for those of us who are looking at getting a BlackBerry and/or are current owners/fans of BlackBerry phones. The fine proprietors of this site have forums for other smartphone platforms.
    08-21-11 06:33 PM
  16. UnInvited's Avatar
    can i buy it and i am not staying in US ?
    08-21-11 07:42 PM
  17. dalton4L's Avatar
    That's all fine and dandy. However, this is a forum for those of us who are looking at getting a BlackBerry and/or are current owners/fans of BlackBerry phones. The fine proprietors of this site have forums for other smartphone platforms.
    Thanks for the heads-up. Let me return the favor; just because I point out something that I think is a little flawed about your precious BlackBerry doesn't mean I'm in any way attacking it. What I said was pretty neutral towards BlackBerry, why take it so negatively?

    Plus it's the carriers who decide prices.
    08-21-11 08:06 PM
  18. lewisc1979's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads-up. Let me return the favor; just because I point out something that I think is a little flawed about your precious BlackBerry doesn't mean I'm in any way attacking it. What I said was pretty neutral towards BlackBerry, why take it so negatively?

    Plus it's the carriers who decide prices.
    I wasn't taking it negatively. I'm aware of the flaws and shortcomings that RIM has yet to overcome in its line of BlackBerry phones. I'm also aware that carriers decide the price of a phone. My response was for those individuals that will inevitably jump on what seems like an opportunity to bash RIM and/or BlackBerry phones.
    08-21-11 08:48 PM
  19. lewisc1979's Avatar
    Update: I just ordered the BlackBerry Bold 9930 from Sprint. It should be in my hands in 2-5 business days.
    08-21-11 09:10 PM
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