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  1. motec bb's Avatar
    $599 , or goodbye BlackBerry.

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    Elango87 likes this.
    10-16-15 08:38 AM
  2. anon4226395's Avatar
    Hello,

    Wow, assuming that is accurate...close to $900 USD?

    Not sure even what to say about this, except that this reinforces everyone's fears.

    BlackBerry's product targeting a niche market is going to reduce that group even further with ridiculous pricing. With high pricing I don't see how that has ANY chance of grabbing a broader base of customers.

    KAM
    The 580GBP includes 20 percent tax, so approx 690 USD before tax if a straight conversion were done and about 925 CAN. I still believe it'll be 599 US and 799 CAN max
    10-16-15 08:39 AM
  3. blackberry155's Avatar
    Exactly! BlackBerry isn't Apple. Why would I pay for a phone the same price as for a laptop ? There are many great devices for a much lower price.
    10-16-15 08:40 AM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    ? Not sure what some expected....

    BlackBerry doesn't have the buying power or the manufacturing capability of most Android OEMs.... they are paying someone else to do the manufacturing and the inventory control, that adds to the cost.

    BlackBerry isn't using plain vanilla Android.... they have much more development cost associated with all these BlackBerry experience apps along with "tweaking" Android a little..... that adds to the cost.

    BlackBerry volume is very, very low. Yet they are trying to be a Global Company and compete all across the world, which means a lot of support.... that adds to the cost.

    US$890 is probable as good as BlackBerry can do and still make money....
    JeepBB likes this.
    10-16-15 08:41 AM
  5. anon4226395's Avatar
    ? Not sure what some expected....

    BlackBerry doesn't have the buying power or the manufacturing capability of most Android OEMs.... they are paying someone else to do the manufacturing and the inventory control, that adds to the cost.

    BlackBerry isn't using plain vanilla Android.... they have much more development cost associated with all these BlackBerry experience apps along with "tweaking" Android a little..... that adds to the cost.

    BlackBerry volume is very, very low. Yet they are trying to be a Global Company and compete all across the world, which means a lot of support.... that adds to the cost.

    US$890 is probable as good as BlackBerry can do and still make money....
    The cost before tax in UK is 475 GBP, so about 699 USD....
    10-16-15 08:44 AM
  6. Vampiro's Avatar
    Ppl often forget that prices in EU are often 200$ higher at release than in northern America
    Joao Oliveira likes this.
    10-16-15 08:47 AM
  7. Uzi's Avatar
    Ppl often forget that prices in EU are often 200$ higher at release than in northern America
    Exactly
    10-16-15 08:47 AM
  8. Zmain's Avatar
    Yes, just seen this myself BlackBerry Priv price confirmed, and it's not cheap | TechRadar

    Disappointingly expensive. Although others might say it's 'reassuringly expensive'
    It's difficult to see how this pricing strategy will get everybody rushing back to BlackBerry. Premium prices are a deterrent to many punters and although the Priv will undoubtably be a premium product it seems likely that this price will limit sales. On the other hand BlackBerry is committed to servicing the prosumer & enterprise markets, so the average punter may not matter.
    Another bullet in the foot for my dearly beloved BlackBerry.

    ''Splendiferousness'' is not even a word that I use to describe my passport
    10-16-15 08:48 AM
  9. 6stringriffs's Avatar
    U.S. customers can't go by the Euro prices. They include VAT taxes added on the price. $900 is not going to be the price in the states... until you add your sale tax.
    10-16-15 08:49 AM
  10. Scovik's Avatar
    Almost all electronic devices from phones to laptops and pc components are way more cheaper in the US and CA, so I expect that you will have a much better price than Europe, aside from that UK has in general higher prices than other countries, at the current price that you guys mentioned the priv costs in my country (Romania) as much as an iphone 6s 16 GB.
    Either way I am getting this phone from CA so I don't really care much about the price in UK or Europe

    And even if it turns out to be $1000 + CAD I will still get it.......so.......all I can do is hope it won't be 1000+
    10-16-15 08:50 AM
  11. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    The cost before tax in UK is 475 GBP, so about 699 USD....
    Just quoting TechRadar's conversion price...

    Doesn't the US have taxes on imports of smartphones?
    10-16-15 08:53 AM
  12. Nick Spagnolo's Avatar
    Actually more like $849+. S6 Edge launched back then for 599 GBP (Now 499 GBP), Telus still selling that for $849/$960.
    Thanks, I applied 1.25%

    Z10
    10-16-15 08:58 AM
  13. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    Hello,

    Wow, assuming that is accurate...close to $900 USD?

    Not sure even what to say about this, except that this reinforces everyone's fears.

    BlackBerry's product targeting a niche market is going to reduce that group even further with ridiculous pricing. With high pricing I don't see how that has ANY chance of grabbing a broader base of customers.

    KAM
    As I have said in the past. Chen actually wants this price so it won't sell and he can use the excuse for lack of sales to get out of a hardware business that he doesn't know or understand. He is a commercial software guy and doesn't know the consumer/hardware business.
    KAM1138 likes this.
    10-16-15 09:03 AM
  14. app_Developer's Avatar
    Just quoting TechRadar's conversion price...

    Doesn't the US have taxes on imports of smartphones?
    Converting by exchange rate with electronics is meaningless. If you do that with the S6 or the iPhone 6S, you get the wrong result.

    It's much more interesting to see how they priced the phone relative to other phones in the UK. If you look at that, it looks like they position the Priv a little above the 16GB iPhone 6S or a little less than the 6S Plus. So based on that relative positioning, I would guess $699 excluding tax in the US.
    Superfly_FR and southlander like this.
    10-16-15 09:06 AM
  15. pmc216's Avatar
    Also the date for delivery is 6th November
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    3Dee likes this.
    10-16-15 09:06 AM
  16. Iggy City's Avatar
    So many leaks, BlackBerry should just announce the damn thing already.

    I propose the next leak be official the CrackBerry review.
    10-16-15 09:08 AM
  17. FishhPoohh's Avatar
    $895?!?!?!! Screw that!!!! I can go buy a Note 5 for $740.00. I guess I'll just stick with my Passport

    Rock'n the Passport from Shop Blackberry
    10-16-15 09:09 AM
  18. KAM1138's Avatar
    The 580GBP includes 20 percent tax, so approx 690 USD before tax if a straight conversion were done and about 925 CAN. I still believe it'll be 599 US and 799 CAN max
    I think BlackBerry fans might pay $600 or even a bit higher. Not sure anyone else would for what the Priv offers them.

    KAM
    10-16-15 09:11 AM
  19. pineapple2607's Avatar
    No Priv for me.. I'll not pay more than 629

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    10-16-15 09:14 AM
  20. KAM1138's Avatar
    ? Not sure what some expected....

    BlackBerry doesn't have the buying power or the manufacturing capability of most Android OEMs.... they are paying someone else to do the manufacturing and the inventory control, that adds to the cost.

    BlackBerry isn't using plain vanilla Android.... they have much more development cost associated with all these BlackBerry experience apps along with "tweaking" Android a little..... that adds to the cost.

    BlackBerry volume is very, very low. Yet they are trying to be a Global Company and compete all across the world, which means a lot of support.... that adds to the cost.

    US$890 is probable as good as BlackBerry can do and still make money....
    It isn't a question of expectation--it is a matter of what price will sell. If BlackBerry chose to make a phone that costs so much that it will retail near $900, then they're insane. $600...maybe a different story.

    KAM
    10-16-15 09:15 AM
  21. chopachain's Avatar
    At least that price sorts the running out of stock problem BB would of had. No camping outside stores. Just saying.

    Now where's 10.3.3.?
    jope28 and AllanQuatermain like this.
    10-16-15 09:44 AM
  22. Davidoff65's Avatar
    So what happened to supporting BlackBerry to the very end?! They can't sell by the numbers therefore the price is appropriate. It's not about quantity, it's about quality!!!! That being said, I think there should be a program for current users.
    10-16-15 09:45 AM
  23. justino1284's Avatar
    Still speculation at this point, because Chen knows they can't move at all with 800/900 dollars. That's the price of an iphone. We'll just have to wait until BB announces it...whenever that might be in 2020 lol
    10-16-15 10:22 AM
  24. willtothewong's Avatar
    Ouch.

    Posted via CB10
    10-16-15 10:23 AM
  25. DaedalusIcarusHelios's Avatar
    I'm still betting on $699 in the US, and I'm fine with that. This is a premium device.
    southlander likes this.
    10-16-15 10:27 AM
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