View Poll Results: Will the 4G PB be released on 7/31 for $550?

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  • No, it will be released in the 4th quarter for less than $550

    18 32.73%
  • No, it will be released in the 4th quarter, but still for $550

    4 7.27%
  • Yes, but for less than $550

    24 43.64%
  • Yes, for $550

    9 16.36%
  1. _BB10_'s Avatar
    Its been over 24 hours since the 4G PB was rumored to drop on 7/31 and not a word from RIM... what does everyone think? Will the 4G PB launch on 7/31 @ $550?
    07-24-12 08:06 PM
  2. Gatmyer's Avatar
    Got me

    I have a love hate relationship with leaks.

    It will come when it comes. Would be nice if it was $450 though.

    As for RIM I bet they did that on purpose to see what plp would be willing to pay by lurking the crackberry forums
    07-24-12 08:11 PM
  3. JayR2010's Avatar
    It could happen as its more likley to ship the new os update we have been waiting for which is due the end of this month
    07-24-12 08:12 PM
  4. christenmartin's Avatar
    agree with it will come when it comes, but i would like 350 as a price.:-).

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9860 using Tapatalk
    07-24-12 08:15 PM
  5. luqman24's Avatar
    And the Desktop Manager new update going official yesterday is also hinting at a near official release. And also if it was a hoax, wouldn't RIM respond to it and kill the false rumor once and for all? Idk just my guess.

    Edit: and I'm also guessing it would be selling for less than $550 if RIM is smart enough to learn from their previous mistake. Maybe $550 would be a more suitable price tag if it were a 10" model instead of 7".
    Last edited by luqman24; 07-24-12 at 08:19 PM.
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    07-24-12 08:15 PM
  6. _BB10_'s Avatar
    As for RIM I bet they did that on purpose to see what plp would be willing to pay by lurking the crackberry forums
    I don't disagree with this, though, I don't think it was necessary to drop a leak to know that $550 is too much.

    RIM's objective with the 4G PB should be to get one (or two) in every home by pricing with razor thin margins. They could generate incremental revenue with app downloads, prove to the developers that developing for BB is worthwhile, and it would naturally market and provide a ramp for BB10.

    They have got to move this product. And a lot of it!
    07-24-12 08:27 PM
  7. Gatmyer's Avatar
    I don't disagree with this, though, I don't think it was necessary to drop a leak to know that $550 is too much.

    RIM's objective with the 4G PB should be to get one (or two) in every home by pricing with razor thin margins. They could generate incremental revenue with app downloads, prove to the developers that developing for BB is worthwhile, and it would naturally market and provide a ramp for BB10.

    They have got to move this product. And a lot of it!
    I do agree with you
    07-24-12 08:32 PM
  8. higherdestiny's Avatar
    *looks at the PlayBook 4G sitting on my desk*

    Nah.. It's all a hoax
    07-24-12 09:13 PM
  9. raino's Avatar
    After a bunch of missed, self-set deadlines, good idea for RIM to not comment.
    07-24-12 09:34 PM
  10. smartie88's Avatar
    64G 550 might be ok.although I don't think 4G is worth it
    07-24-12 09:40 PM
  11. slalom's Avatar
    I believe this was a rumor steve jobs planted and instructed BGR to propogate
    higherdestiny likes this.
    07-24-12 09:43 PM
  12. jgrobertson's Avatar
    I don't disagree with this, though, I don't think it was necessary to drop a leak to know that $550 is too much.

    RIM's objective with the 4G PB should be to get one (or two) in every home by pricing with razor thin margins. They could generate incremental revenue with app downloads, prove to the developers that developing for BB is worthwhile, and it would naturally market and provide a ramp for BB10.

    They have got to move this product. And a lot of it!
    It depends on the market they see for it. If it is the only tablet secure enough for some government agencies, then they will fork over 6 bills for it.
    07-24-12 10:45 PM
  13. rupam95's Avatar
    is this even a serious question?
    07-24-12 11:11 PM
  14. canuckvoip's Avatar
    *looks at the PlayBook 4G sitting on my desk*

    Nah.. It's all a hoax
    That was well played.
    higherdestiny likes this.
    07-24-12 11:13 PM
  15. phoreoneone's Avatar
    Yes, it's a hoax.

    Sent by my unicorn, Geovana, using the BlackBerry Playbook 4G via Tapatalk.
    higherdestiny likes this.
    07-24-12 11:22 PM
  16. phoreoneone's Avatar
    Seriously though, All RIM has to do is replace the GPU, shrink the battery, include a SIM Card slot, and somehow, configure BIS/BES to run on 2.0.1/2.1/BB10.

    I don't think this tablet is going to be coming out anytime soon became RIM is going to take their time perfecting the OS. I do believe that when the new tablet is released we will get an update for the current PlayBook.

    Sidenote: I think RIM shouldn't be waiting their time making a 4G version of the PlayBook; they need to concentrate on knocking MY socks off with BB10
    07-24-12 11:31 PM
  17. manofice1's Avatar
    my RIM rep says it won't be released till end of September, early October... so I'm not getting my hopes up for july 31st. But seeing how fast LTE is on the ipad3, i'm getting pretty pumped for LTE on the playbook.
    Sith_Apprentice likes this.
    07-25-12 06:33 AM
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