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  1. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    I don't get why everyone is losing it about the prices exchange rates between CAD/USD... BlackBerry has always made it the same price in both countries either $599 CAD or $599 USD for example... it's just always been like that :/

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    09-22-14 07:27 PM
  2. stooy leown's Avatar
    US will be paying 640ish after taxes. Don't know sales tax in CA or any other country.

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    09-22-14 07:32 PM
  3. BigHulkDiesel's Avatar
    Man! I am flying/traveling the week of October 20th and I would love to have this to keep me company, I mean keep me productive lol!
    09-22-14 07:41 PM
  4. Mmickel Abraham's Avatar
    Just have to see who will carry the Passport I will buy mine unlocked!!

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    09-22-14 07:51 PM
  5. FSeverino's Avatar
    In Ontario it is 13%. But if the final cost is 750 that means it is more than $600+ tax

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    09-22-14 08:08 PM
  6. app_Developer's Avatar
    In Ontario it is 13%. But if the final cost is 750 that means it is more than $600+ tax
    At today's conversion rates USD $600 equals $662 Canadian.

    $662 Canadian dollars plus 13% is $748, which is almost exactly $750.


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    09-22-14 08:12 PM
  7. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Awesome!!! Thinking to get both black and white passport! Lol

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    09-22-14 08:17 PM
  8. deltact's Avatar
    Doesn't the Canadian price include a sales tax? The U.S. price does not include tax. The actual price in most states will be more than $599.


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    Prices in North America are always quoted before tax.

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    09-22-14 08:29 PM
  9. app_Developer's Avatar
    Prices in North America are always quoted before tax.

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    Ah OK, so does this mean the Canadian price is $750 plus HST (or the appropriate sales tax)?


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    09-22-14 08:40 PM
  10. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Ah OK, so does this mean the Canadian price is $750 plus HST (or the appropriate sales tax)?


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    No I'm still not sure where everyone is getting this extra hundred, with tax in CA, it should be around ~$660 with tax, but it depends on where you're getting it from. If it's from a carrier likely their listing price will be $599, therefore around that price previously stated... :\

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    09-22-14 08:47 PM
  11. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Well I would say that's the right strategy and the right price.
    For technology that is officially a year or two old now I would have expected it be priced right. The Samsung Note 4 and now the new iPhone 6 are generations ahead of BlackBerry. BlackBerry themselves have to stop playing catch up and start leading the race.
    09-23-14 06:04 AM
  12. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    For technology that is officially a year or two old now I would have expected it be priced right. The Samsung Note 4 and now the new iPhone 6 are generations ahead of BlackBerry. BlackBerry themselves have to stop playing catch up and start leading the race.
    Are we talking about the same thing? The same iPhone 6 that has specs from 2012? And you're saying it's generations ahead?

    You can't honestly believe that; and if you somehow do, then you're delusional.

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    09-23-14 06:20 AM
  13. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    @ darkehawke

    [referring to a post in the duplicate thread]

    $50 less for double the storage + SD slot, a bigger higher dense display and a PKB might seem like a good deal to some. Me included.

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    09-23-14 07:50 AM
  14. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    For technology that is officially a year or two old now I would have expected it be priced right. The Samsung Note 4 and now the new iPhone 6 are generations ahead of BlackBerry. BlackBerry themselves have to stop playing catch up and start leading the race.
    A year or two old? The phone runs a Snapdragon 800, has a Full HD display and 3 Gigs of RAM. How is that a year or two old?

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    09-23-14 07:53 AM
  15. koool1's Avatar
    A year or two old? The phone runs a Snapdragon 800, has a Full HD display and 3 Gigs of RAM. How is that a year or two old?

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    Sounds pretty up to date to me. Lol.

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    09-23-14 09:28 AM
  16. koool1's Avatar
    Blackberry should sell the Passport on Amazon for the US market, come on make use of the partnership.
    Not a bad idea though it needs to be available through AT&T and Verizon also IMO.

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    09-23-14 09:29 AM
  17. JLErwin3's Avatar
    I am wondering if the unspoken message behind the price announcement is that Blackberry could not convince any US carriers to offer the device, and instead is relying on greater ease of BYOD to bypass that.
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    09-23-14 09:32 AM
  18. decoy713's Avatar
    Tomorrow is the day we will find out!!
    09-23-14 10:20 AM
  19. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Wondering too? Where are we going to be able to buy in the US? Article on engadget says available in US tomorrow, is that right? I am guessing only ordering through Blackberry, hence the off contract price.
    09-23-14 10:55 AM
  20. LuvULongTime's Avatar
    In fairness Apple can under spec their phones due to the strength and draw of their ecosystem. If BB had the same ecosystem they could get away with under speccing as well. However they don't, so they need something to draw attention to their devices. In the case of the Passport, I see no issue at all with the specs or the price, or the price in relation to the specs. Criticize them for having an immature ecosystem, and relying too heavily on Android, but the price and specs of this phone in isolation are not bad at all.
    09-23-14 11:21 AM
  21. insandouts's Avatar
    Are we talking about the same thing? The same iPhone 6 that has specs from 2012? And you're saying it's generations ahead?

    You can't honestly believe that; and if you somehow do, then you're delusional.

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    Really? the A8 64 bit 20 nm was just released while the Snapdragon 800 was released in May 2013( over a year old) and btw the Snapdragon 801 and 805 have been out for quite sometimes but they decided to equip the Passport with the older cpu
    09-23-14 01:49 PM
  22. stooy leown's Avatar
    Lol. Too funny.

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    09-23-14 01:54 PM
  23. dejanh's Avatar
    Really? the A8 64 bit 20 nm was just released while the Snapdragon 800 was released in May 2013( over a year old) and btw the Snapdragon 801 and 805 have been out for quite sometimes but they decided to equip the Passport with the older cpu
    Not the 805. Just a fact check.
    09-23-14 03:04 PM
  24. Vicki Kenny's Avatar
    Has there been confirm UK price?
    09-23-14 05:35 PM
  25. Nharzhool's Avatar
    Really? the A8 64 bit 20 nm was just released while the Snapdragon 800 was released in May 2013( over a year old) and btw the Snapdragon 801 and 805 have been out for quite sometimes but they decided to equip the Passport with the older cpu
    Yes, the iPhone 6 has a more powerful CPU (anybody who is denies that is just wrong).

    I already discussed this last year when the 5S came out. I've already shown that while the processor is technically more powerful, it only matters when the OS and Apps are designed specifically to work with the 64bit architecture.

    Let's stop discussing this, because benchmarks will show the iPhone 6's processor as better (because it is, and the benchmark apps work with 64bit instructions); but you're not going to notice a difference in performance of the CPU on either device.

    Both CPUs are too powerful for either device (Yes, they are...the iPhone 5 has shown this), but each are there for their own specific purpose in the spec race.

    However, the other specs of the iPhone 6 are actually behind the Passport. These are just hard facts. The same as the Passport's specs are behind that of the G3.

    Either way, this isn't the place to discuss this since this thread is about whether the pricing for the Passport is appropriate (yeah, I know that comparisons should be drawn with other devices, but the merits should not be argued in this thread).

    I like the $599 pricing of the Passport...it means that it will be about R8.5K in South Africa (~$770), which is about the same as the Z30 was when it came out...and still a lot cheaper than the Samsung S5 and the iPhone 6.

    Okay, Mods...I'm ready for my warning for backseat moderating.
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    09-24-14 02:21 AM
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