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  1. bbbkkk's Avatar
    300 $. BlackBerry needs to sell more these business devices if it's still dreaming about holding status of pro b2b provider.

    Posted via CB10
    07-20-14 03:54 AM
  2. will308's Avatar
    Now we all know that the Windermere, now Passport, is finally coming, just wanted to know, how much in your country you are ready to pay for the highly specd device. Just put your price.
    From India ,I guess Rs 35,000 will be decent enough price compared to competition. How much will you pay for your Country passport?

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    I think the prices will be between 550 and 650 here in uk
    07-20-14 07:43 AM
  3. jayodin10's Avatar
    $20 is what I must buy for, 5 years after EoL.

    Posted via BlackBerry Z10 ST1 - I mean really!
    07-20-14 09:09 AM
  4. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    A few considerations for those who dream about a 500-600$ Passport:
    the Sony X-Peria Z Ultra and its 6.4" screen (344ppi)+ 3000mAh battery can be found around 675$ in USA for the HSPA+ version and North American and European LTE models were on pre-order for $770 and $840 !!! 11 months ago
    The Passport will have a bigger battery, a better definition 453 ppi vs 344ppi, 3GB vs 2GB of Ram for the Ultra, and 32GB of storage vs. 16GB for Sony.
    Add upon that the Passport has an innovative keyboard that acts like a trackpad and you are way over X-Peria Z Ultra price.
    I am pretty sure it will be at the very least around 649-700$ ( and at least 599/649 euro with weird policy change $-Euro) and wouldn't be surprised to see it as a premium device (900$).
    Why above 700$?
    Apple iphone 5S with 32GB is 749$ off-contract and with the phablet to come they can't make it at the same price.
    So Apple's phablet will set the premium standard price for that segment and it will be over 749$, my guess is around 800$ (maybe with the usual trick of chose for the same price between phablet's 16GB of storage vs iphone's 32GB).
    I can't see Blackberry going cheaper than Cupertino, even more so after Blackberry stated they want to be perceived as a synonym of work.
    I hope i'll be proved wrong, but i fear a pricey strategy from Blackberry... but definitely not a 500-600$ price tag (that would be a real, too good to be true, aggressive marketing and the Passport isn't in the same league as the Z3)
    Last edited by BroncoVAL; 07-21-14 at 07:51 PM.
    07-20-14 09:58 AM
  5. FeitaInc's Avatar
    Confidence Business currently has placeholders for the BlackBerry Passport and Classic. They list the Passport at 6,499 SEK, which is about $955 USD. The Classic priced at 5,499 SEK is about $806 USD.

    Of course, this is likely the factory unlocked pricing and bit over priced. For example, they list the Porsche P9982 at 23,995 SEK, which is over $3,500 USD. Madness, compared to ShopBlackBerry.com selling the P9982 for $1,990 USD.
    Does shopBlackBerry include Value Added Tax (aka VAT)? In Norway online stores are obliged to only show the price with VAT included, unless it's a non-consumer / business-only store.

    So SEK 6499 would be 20% more than the US retail price (on the assumption that sales tax would be added later on).

    So, in other words, to compare it to a US retail price of SEK 6500 * 0.8 = SEK 5200 = $760 would make more sense.

    Classic would be $640.
    P9982 would be $2800
    07-21-14 05:20 PM
  6. FeitaInc's Avatar
    [QUOTE=BroncoVAL;10620635]
    So Apple's phablet will set the premium standard price for that segment and it will be over 749$, my guess is around 800$ QUOTE]

    Benedikt Evans and Ben Bejarin had some interesting thoughts on how the bigger of the two iPhone models that are rumoured to come out might be a play by Apple for emerging markets rather than the premium market, and that the smaller one would be the premium device. You can hear their discussion on their free podcast "Cubed". (highly recommend if you're into the tec sector in general.)
    07-21-14 05:26 PM
  7. nairdaotnatus's Avatar
    A few considerations for those who dream about a 500-600$ Passport:
    the Sony X-Peria Z Ultra and its 6.4" screen (344ppi)+ 3000mAh battery can be found around 500$ (here in Europe)
    The Passport will have a bigger battery, a better definition 453 ppi vs 344ppi, 3GB vs 2GB of Ram for the Ultra, and 32GB of storage vs. 16GB for Sony.
    Add upon that the Passport has an innovative keyboard that acts like a trackpad and you are way over X-Peria Z Ultra price.
    I am pretty sure it will be at the very least around 649-700$ (and at least 599/649 euro with weird policy change $-Euro) and wouldn't be surprised to see it as a premium device (900$).
    Why above 700$?
    Apple iphone 5S with 32GB is 749$ off-contract and with the phablet to come they can't make it at the same price.
    So Apple's phablet will set the premium standard price for that segment and it will be over 749$, my guess is around 800$ (maybe with the usual trick of chose for the same price between phablet's 16GB of storage vs iphone's 32GB).
    I can't see Blackberry going cheaper than Cupertino, even more so after Blackberry stated they want to be perceived as a synonym of work.
    I hope i'll be proved wrong, but i fear a pricey strategy from Blackberry... but definitely not a 500-600$ price tag (that would be a real, too good to be true, aggressive marketing and the Passport isn't in the same league as the Z3)
    how does Sony stands these days amongst Xiaomi mi3, Oppo Find 7, Samsung Note 3, LG G3, HTC One M8, Moto X, and One+ One Phone ? there are lots of tech webs that has poll for best smart phones

    Z30 STA100-2/10.2.1.3253
    07-21-14 06:46 PM
  8. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    how does Sony stands these days amongst Xiaomi mi3, Oppo Find 7, Samsung Note 3, LG G3, HTC One M8, Moto X, and One+ One Phone ? there are lots of tech webs that has poll for best smart phones

    Z30 STA100-2/10.2.1.3253
    that's a good question and i sincerely don't know.
    I used to watch a podcast about Apple (french one) and they usually cited Sony's devices as very good ones (the hardware seems to be premium).
    I took that example because i remembered it was one of the biggest smartphone (phablet) on the market, and thought the comparison with the Passport could be pertinent in some ways.
    I don't know how it is compared to the competitors you cited but i looked for the Xperia Z Ultra reviews and found C-net, and Engadget, it looks like a good phone for those who loves Android OS (i can't stand it...) Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: the best phone you'll probably never buy the price they give is 675$ for HSPA* model (North American and European LTE models were on pre-order for $770 and $840!!! 11 months ago according to Engadget).
    I still think the Passport should be a little more expensive and and wouldn't be surprised to see it around 900$ for Europe and LTE version...
    Last edited by BroncoVAL; 07-21-14 at 07:53 PM.
    07-21-14 07:41 PM
  9. nairdaotnatus's Avatar
    Sony is over pricing their products every time. Z Ultra Specifications on sheet is better than Passport. Iphone 5S has more reasonable price than Sony and BlackBerry. Iphone 5S support 64 Bit + Awesome 8 MP Camera + Finger Print Scan + Aluminium uni body + Only 1 Model every year ( 5C is a disaster if I am not mistaken ) and Off Contract Price $700 for 16GB Model. I had held some of their Flagship, and really not impressed. And I also know in my country, Sony gets price cut insanely. I wish BlackBerry really think it through about Passport Price. I think BlackBerry shouldn't do Premium Price like as Android Big Manufacturer do. Cause most people have lost hope for BlackBerry Devices and for their Price Drops. Since BlackBerry is trying to gain crowd heart to their device again , why don't they launch BlackBerry Passport with an earlier Price Cut and don't make any more Price Cut after another BlackBerry Passport successor comes out. I am a BlackBerry die hard Fan, i had Z10, Q10, and Z30 since they first out in my country. I hate to see BlackBerry lost more of their fans because of the insanely price cut. Z10 and Q10 make a first launch at $600 - $700 after more than 6 months drops to $270 - 350 ( Half Price ) no demands causing lowing price always. why not doing the opposite on BlackBerry Passport Launch. 1st launch $350 - $450 and it stands that way until BlackBerry Passport 2 rises out or go to $800 - $1000 with reasonable price cut after more than 6 months about $100 - $200 until BlackBerry Passport 2 rises out

    Z30 STA100-2/10.2.1.3253
    07-21-14 08:08 PM
  10. bhrgvr's Avatar
    I am sure that in India the launch price is going to be upwards of 50,000 (800$). That makes it out of reach of most of the middle-class

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    07-21-14 08:16 PM
  11. jayodin10's Avatar
    BlackBerry plays at being premium, but then they get hammered by lack of sales and drops pricing.
    Apple - no price drops (just rebates in India and EMI schemes)
    Sony? They do phones? (kidding! The Xperia waterproof model is awesome but hobbled by the new Android OS which needs more memory actually)
    Android is bloated - if Google takes back the code and releases a lean kernel then they might be own the entire mobile OS. Right now, it's mostly crapware and I always use that to convert a few friends to the Z10 (too expensive, so they are looking at buying

    With the next gen of BlackBerrys', I think we'll see better phone bodies, more functionality and smoother OS releases now that they have integrated Amazon apps as a side load option.

    Posted via BlackBerry Z10 ST1 - I mean really!
    07-22-14 12:38 PM
  12. Ferrari430Spider's Avatar
    i got a funny feeling Mr Chen might have a trick up his sleeve and price this around 300-350 GBP and everyone will buy one!
    nairdaotnatus likes this.
    07-22-14 06:07 PM
  13. tmb2013's Avatar
    You know, I just went and looked at the Blackberry website to see if there was any info on the Passport. Do you know under devices they are still listing the Playbook as "Ultra Fast, Ultra Powerful, Ultra Portable". I mean, at some point don't you have to wake up?
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    07-22-14 08:29 PM
  14. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    According to "Stalemate" in the comments of this article: http://mobilesyrup.com/2014/07/22/bl...hite-surfaces/

    It will be on par with, or slightly more than the Z30 was at launch. This coming from BlackBerry reps at a BES12 demo session apparently.



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    07-22-14 10:25 PM
  15. Brewer James's Avatar
    I think you're pretty on point with that estimate. I was thinking $599.
    07-22-14 11:42 PM
  16. divyan's Avatar
    I am sure that in India the launch price is going to be upwards of 50,000 (800$). That makes it out of reach of most of the middle-class

    Posted via CB10
    That is exactly what my thoughts too. In addition to that, Passport may not be available immediately after the launch too, in India.

    Bracing for the howls "too costly ".


    Posted via CB10 from my Z30
    07-22-14 11:56 PM
  17. bhrgvr's Avatar
    That is exactly what my thoughts too. In addition to that, Passport may not be available immediately after the launch too, in India.

    Bracing for the howls "too costly ".


    Posted via CB10 from my Z30
    Oh I will be the first one to cry foul, but may still end up buying it for a premium... )

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-14 04:43 PM
  18. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    N4BB has stated:

    - Passport @ $600 USD
    - Classic @ $350 USD


    Posted via CB10
    07-25-14 08:34 AM
  19. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    BlackBerry is gearing up to launch two new QWERTY smartphones this year, the Passport and Classic. What price might we see for the next-generation in physical keyboard BlackBerry smartphones?

    Swedish online retailer Confidence Business might have the answer. The company sells a multitude of mobile smartphones and accessories, including an array of BlackBerry devices.

    Confidence Business currently has placeholders for the BlackBerry Passport and Classic. They list the Passport at 6,499 SEK, which is about $955 USD. The Classic priced at 5,499 SEK is about $806 USD.

    Of course, this is likely the factory unlocked pricing and bit over priced. For example, they list the Porsche P9982 at 23,995 SEK, which is over $3,500 USD. Madness, compared to ShopBlackBerry.com selling the P9982 for $1,990 USD.

    Nevertheless, we expect the Passport to at least retain a high-end price tag and follow in the footsteps of the Z30. What do you think will be the Passport and Classic pricing?
    That's pretty much Scandinavia. Everything there is much more expensive and people there earn just as much more.
    07-25-14 08:46 AM
  20. Z10NIZED's Avatar
    Not my sources, but reliable sources nonetheless, seem to be quite sure Passport will cost 600 USD

    Posted via CB10
    07-25-14 10:32 AM
  21. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    N4BB has stated:

    - Passport @ $600 USD
    - Classic @ $350 USD


    Posted via CB10
    Link? In any case, they're smoking some really good stuff if they believe those to be the launch prices.
    07-25-14 10:35 AM
  22. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    Link? In any case, they're smoking some really good stuff if they believe those to be the launch prices.
    Lucas from N4BB posted to his Twitter those prices:

    Classic: https://twitter.com/UberLucas/status/492595042867892224

    Passport: https://twitter.com/UberLucas/status/492594427659943937

    He replies back to someone saying "Wouldn't say it if it wasn't true"
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    07-25-14 10:44 AM
  23. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Hmmm not bad. Better start saving.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using CB Forums mobile app
    07-25-14 01:45 PM
  24. jayodin10's Avatar
    Forget saving - I'll need to rob a bank :-)

    Posted by a Z10 but wanting a Z30
    07-25-14 01:46 PM
  25. bhrgvr's Avatar
    N4BB has stated:

    - Passport @ $600 USD
    - Classic @ $350 USD


    Posted via CB10
    In that case it's going to end up in India at $800 with all the import duties and customs and taxes factored in.

    Posted via CB10
    07-25-14 05:23 PM
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