1. data77's Avatar
    Hi All,
    Never had to worry about it but just curious? Why not sell it unlocked 9900 & 9930 and ramp the sales directly?

    I would love to buy from RIM instead of another GSM provider. Not holding my hopes for AT&T right now.

    Appreciate any comments on this request..
    08-01-11 11:22 PM
  2. kevinnugent's Avatar
    They are OWNED by the carriers, unfortunatley. They seem to want to be wholesalers only. They could have an online store too, that would be great.
    data77 likes this.
    08-01-11 11:26 PM
  3. Culex316's Avatar
    Also because the BIS/BES system requires close cooperation with carriers, since their systems have to play nice with RIM's infrastructure etc.
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    08-01-11 11:39 PM
  4. Bonnie Bonzai's Avatar
    They are OWNED They could have an online store too, that would be great.
    Now that would be great - I'd prefer to buy from Rim too.
    08-02-11 12:11 AM
  5. CrackBerryDoctor's Avatar
    Apple sells directly to the customers but they have a strong tie-in with the carriers of the country they are respectively selling to. Very lucrative process in the whole scheme of things for RIM to sell it to carriers instead of the customer directly also.
    08-02-11 12:17 AM
  6. ritesh's Avatar
    They sell directly in India ( through their distributors). No carriers involved in between. Carriers just sell BB plans. Phones are unlocked and can be used with anyone.
    08-02-11 01:35 AM
  7. atuarre's Avatar
    They manufacture the phones. Samsung manufactures the phones. HTC manufactures devices. The carriers sell the devices.

    Sent wirelessly
    08-02-11 02:26 AM
  8. grahamf's Avatar
    RIM used to sell the 8810, 8310, and the 8110 directly from their website. I really wish they would start selling the latest devices that way.
    08-02-11 11:14 AM