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  1. 3Dee's Avatar
    For those saying that BlackBerry hasn't got the buying power of other Android OEMs, must charge a lot etc - two words: One Plus
    10-16-15 10:28 AM
  2. dakid72's Avatar
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    10-16-15 10:32 AM
  3. jackcarr's Avatar
    All I can say as a loyal customer is...HELP ME HELP YOU!

    I want BlackBerry to succeed, but they keep pulling boners like this. $900 US for a smartphone is bordering on the ridiculous.

    I'm sure the major US carriers will have a way for their customers to get the phone without absorbing that pain quite as much, but still...that's too much.

    BlackBerry...help me help you.

    Posted via Z10
    10-16-15 10:35 AM
  4. yhamaie's Avatar
    I wonder if someone in the U.K. has called Carphone Warehouse to find the price of PRIV without any contract . . .

    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=exBO-W6F
    10-16-15 10:43 AM
  5. JohnGrey's Avatar
    I'm still betting on $699 in the US, and I'm fine with that. This is a premium device.
    You're fine with it because you're already invested in the BBRY brand. Any price point substantially over $600 will almost certainly kill the phone in the broader market. Before others chime in wailing about profit and production cost, I understand, but there's a wall between where BBRY wants to be with such a price and what consumers are willing to pay for the brand, and that wall is seven years of cultural irrelevancy, to the point of most consumers thinking that the brand is already dead.
    10-16-15 10:45 AM
  6. 3Dee's Avatar
    To put the price in perspective (580), here are the current Carphone Warehouse prices for other flagships:

    iPhone 6s 16gb: 539
    Samsung Galaxy s6: 449.99 (edge: 529)
    Nexus 6p: 449.99
    Nexus 5x (808 chip): 299.99
    Motorola X Style/Pure: 349.99
    Passport: 399.99
    LG G4: 399.99
    HTC One M9: 529.99
    10-16-15 10:48 AM
  7. byex's Avatar
    Complete fail. It was good knowing you BlackBerry.



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    10-16-15 10:54 AM
  8. JohnGrey's Avatar
    To put the price in perspective (580), here are the current Carphone Warehouse prices for other flagships:

    iPhone 6s 16gb: 539
    Samsung Galaxy s6: 449.99 (edge: 529)
    Nexus 6p: 449.99
    Nexus 5x (808 chip): 299.99
    Motorola X Style/Pure: 349.99
    Passport: 399.99
    LG G4: 399.99
    HTC One M9: 529.99
    And everyone of those (excepting the Passport) has brand equity and user base that are orders of magnitude higher than BBRY.
    JeepBB likes this.
    10-16-15 10:55 AM
  9. po10chill's Avatar
    580 from Carphone [Tech Radar].

    Much more expensive than I would recommend to anybody.

    Posted via CB10/BB PP SE.
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 32GB is priced at 529.99 at car phone warehouse in the UK which would assume the price of the phone here would be C$1057.83 this is not the case. The price in Canada is C$829. That device is almost 6 months old now. So for the Priv to be 580 isn't crazy. It's not as simple as just doing the exchange rate. A lot of other import fees and everything come into play. That said...

    I would assume the Price in Canada for the Blackberry Priv will be $899. and In the US about $699.
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    10-16-15 10:55 AM
  10. mad.dog99's Avatar
    Is this not a guess price at this point?

    I seem to remember Clove used to have pre-release prices whenever a new phone was announced, and as it got nearer to release the price fell

    I can't see them getting away with that price at all
    10-16-15 10:59 AM
  11. rbtg's Avatar
    you can always buy an android tablet and keep your bb and that will be cheaper then priv
    10-16-15 11:15 AM
  12. BerryRipe's Avatar
    Screw it I'm ready to give up on BlackBerry seeing that BlackBerry is willing to give up on us so easily.

    Posted via CB10
    10-16-15 11:23 AM
  13. Xadion's Avatar


    US$890 is probable as good as BlackBerry can do and still make money....
    That's the problem... BlackBerry is always looking to eek out money on things that history has shown, you should not.

    Android is a saturated market, yes it is known.

    BlackBerry is a now small player, again yes.

    Microsoft showed us that it took 2 generations of xbox before they could start putting profit into their hardware.

    BlackBerry should honestly have pushed the priv at 0 profit margin. They are starting over- yes it sucks... but it's how it is.

    IMO the priv needs to be cheaper than equivalent hardware and give the advantages of DTEK, keyboard etc.

    Once it builds and shows market the next generations can start getting some skin on the hardware.

    HOWEVER, IMO Chen wants this to fail. The stock needs to tank and sit at 6 for longer than it did. He needs to decapitate the hardware division and show everyone "see! We just CANT make money on this!" once hardware is done then SAP can come on in for the buyout... they have no, no desire to hold anything hardware and they don't want to be seen as the big bad that cuts off hardware.

    If the priv is over 600usd, it's just dumb and ignorance, in everyone believing Chen.


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    10-16-15 11:24 AM
  14. anon(1852343)'s Avatar
    Why are people getting so upset over rumours? Why dont you wait until the true pricing comes out before getting upset for nothing?

    Blackberry Passport Running 10.3.2.2789
    10-16-15 11:29 AM
  15. audio_Rx's Avatar
    ^ thank you

    Posted via CB10
    10-16-15 11:29 AM
  16. lukatrifunovict's Avatar
    Expensive for now, I'm going to wait for official announcement.

    Black, BlackBerry Z30/ 10.3.2.2639
    10-16-15 11:41 AM
  17. 3Dee's Avatar
    Why are people getting so upset over rumours? Why dont you wait until the true pricing comes out before getting upset for nothing?

    Blackberry Passport Running 10.3.2.2789
    Whilst a price is unconfirmed, the per month pricing on Carphone Warehouse is consistent with something around this amount.
    10-16-15 11:42 AM
  18. LazyEvul's Avatar
    Has anyone actually been able to find where the price is listed on the Carphone Warehouse website? I've tried everything I can but it won't give me a SIM-free price tag.
    10-16-15 11:48 AM
  19. nycben's Avatar
    Well 6S+ 128GB ordered

    Posted via Passport
    10-16-15 11:52 AM
  20. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    For those saying that BlackBerry hasn't got the buying power of other Android OEMs, must charge a lot etc - two words: One Plus
    And cut every single corner possible in QC.
    10-16-15 11:53 AM
  21. mathking606's Avatar
    most people will be buying on contract anyway!!!
    10-16-15 11:56 AM
  22. anon4226395's Avatar
    Has anyone actually been able to find where the price is listed on the Carphone Warehouse website? I've tried everything I can but it won't give me a SIM-free price tag.
    I couldn't find it either. OP refers to BlackBerry Priv price confirmed, and it's not cheap | TechRadar
    10-16-15 11:58 AM
  23. BriniaSona's Avatar
    most people will be buying on contract anyway!!!
    Not if you like using Data in Canada, and like money.

    Robellus is evil.

    I was on Rogers paying 90 a month for limited data for 3 years and will never do that again.
    10-16-15 11:58 AM
  24. kfh227's Avatar
    At that price, they will take over Apple's market share of the smart phone market. GENIOUS!
    10-16-15 11:58 AM
  25. david7saad's Avatar
    Very cheap, i'll buy it



    #sarcasm
    10-16-15 12:02 PM
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