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  1. neoberry99's Avatar
    I dunno...I think $499 would have been the "sweet spot". But time will tell.

    Thoughts?

    Not Fours Years But A Lifetime
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    09-22-14 10:39 AM
  2. Nature Slice's Avatar
    Hopefully price drops quick

    Posted with my BlackBerry
    09-22-14 10:44 AM
  3. 00stryder's Avatar
    Nope, not really. But then again, I'm not planning on buying the device myself, lol. Still, I am a shareholder and don't think that BlackBerry would have made much (if any) money pricing it at $499 outright.

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    09-22-14 10:45 AM
  4. drewood66's Avatar
    I guess this question is for the extremly small percentage of cell phone users that still want an up to date-tech phisical keyboard phone. That aint me or anyody i know...or anybody i know knows.
    09-22-14 10:45 AM
  5. howarmat's Avatar
    i think 599 is fair. Its the same as most any other new phone on the market. If sales arent what they want they can drop it lower but i think for this starting around 600 is good
    09-22-14 10:45 AM
  6. Granehill's Avatar
    599 I Sweden is more than fair as it is well below corresponding devices.

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    09-22-14 10:53 AM
  7. tsmd's Avatar
    599 is to little, the phone is way to powerful to be priced low, we got really lucky and im happy I can save a good 200 bucks

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    09-22-14 11:07 AM
  8. Resilience's Avatar
    499? Yeeah right, don't degrade blackberry.
    09-22-14 11:07 AM
  9. ahmedhanif911's Avatar
    600 is cheapp!!! That's like 370pounds and most high end devices are around 550pounds upwards.

    So I would say it's a bargain

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    09-22-14 11:11 AM
  10. ubizmo's Avatar
    The Passport has strong specs and a good OS. It has the ecosystem liabilities we've discussed to death. It's innovative. The price is less than many other top-end phones, which counterbalances the ecosystem problem to some extent. That is, BlackBerry isn't pricing it as if the problem didn't exist. I think it's a fair price.


    Posted from my Q10.
    09-22-14 11:11 AM
  11. bigbadben10's Avatar
    Not at all as I'm getting a free set of Ginsu knives with my purchase ...plus a Shamwow!

    Posted with my gorgeous Z30
    09-22-14 11:12 AM
  12. Coffee Shampoo's Avatar
    I think it's a fair price for a high end phone.

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    09-22-14 11:13 AM
  13. Jimberry Storm's Avatar
    I dunno...I think $499 would have been the "sweet spot". But time will tell.

    Thoughts?

    Not Fours Years But A Lifetime
    If you match up specs for iphone6.....no
    09-22-14 11:13 AM
  14. bb-addict67's Avatar
    For me it is a good price, even in Euro.
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    09-22-14 11:17 AM
  15. Aybesea's Avatar
    600 is cheapp!!! That's like 370pounds and most high end devices are around 550pounds upwards.

    So I would say it's a bargain

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    That would be a good price even if they add on VAT@ 20%
    Wonder what the price of the Classic will be when that goes on sale? Interesting
    neoberry99 likes this.
    09-22-14 11:17 AM
  16. anon(1035135)'s Avatar
    Not at all as I'm getting a free set of Ginsu knives with my purchase ...plus a Shamwow!

    Posted with my gorgeous Z30
    I won't buy it unless the Shamwow is included.
    09-22-14 11:18 AM
  17. Carruthers's Avatar
    I think its bang on the mark. I was expecting $799 CDN for hardware like this but I also knew that would take a lot of wind out of the Passports sales. Pricing it just below the IPhone 6 flagship should turn some heads, especially considering its a far superior product and infinitely more innovative IMO.

    Sent from my Z10. Or was it my Q10? Either way, it was sent from an awesome phone.
    neoberry99 and wincyUt like this.
    09-22-14 11:20 AM
  18. Highcroft's Avatar
    $599 might be too expensive to make it a success, but it's a great price for what you get. I can'timagine Blackberry being able to sell it for much lower. Hopefully they are able to get the Classic into to $400-450 range.
    neoberry99 and sentimentGX4 like this.
    09-22-14 11:20 AM
  19. lang007's Avatar
    the price is on par with others but if you want more people to buy then the price should be a bit lower. Diehard BB users will buy but that is all you are going to get
    neoberry99 and 21stNow like this.
    09-22-14 11:21 AM
  20. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Not if the marketing is there. I may change my mind about it.
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    09-22-14 11:24 AM
  21. dejanh's Avatar
    the price is on par with others but if you want more people to buy then the price should be a bit lower. Diehard BB users will buy but that is all you are going to get
    I share your opinion. I do hope they know what they are doing though. The price is OK, not great.

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    09-22-14 11:25 AM
  22. Resilience's Avatar
    It is what it is, at the end of the day we do not decide the price. I like to see john chens hand play out before we judge his pricing in the next quarter.
    neoberry99 likes this.
    09-22-14 11:26 AM
  23. dejanh's Avatar
    i think 599 is fair. Its the same as most any other new phone on the market. If sales are what they want they can drop it lower but i think for this starting around 600 is good
    Ha, see, therein lies the problem. "It's the same as most any other new phone on the market". If this is true, and I think it is, then it is still too high. It should be below most new phones on the market, in recognition of the shortcomings of the platform. I'm just going to sit and wait patiently. Let's see how the launch goes.

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    09-22-14 11:26 AM
  24. lang007's Avatar
    I agree 100%

    Ha, see, therein lies the problem. "It's the same as most any other new phone on the market". If this is true, and I think it is, then it is still too high. It should be below most new phones on the market, in recognition of the shortcomings of the platform. I'm just going to sit and wait patiently. Let's see how the launch goes.

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    09-22-14 11:29 AM
  25. Maheezus's Avatar
    No, I think it's a fair price because it's an impressive device spec-wise, and almost all competitors are asking more for their flagship device.
    neoberry99 likes this.
    09-22-14 11:31 AM
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