08-03-14 08:48 AM
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  1. AmritD's Avatar
    The Q5 is now available for Rs 13,990 in India! 3 months it had received a price cut of 5K from its original price of Rs 24,990. It's like the early adopters are paying insanely. Not cool.
    Not try to rant but, I had saved for almost a year before I could buy a Q5. And within 2 months after I bought this phone, it's now available for 5K less than what I bought it for. Not Cool BlackBerry.
    07-23-14 05:41 AM
  2. blueyestm's Avatar
    Look at it this way, now more of your buddies can buy one too
    07-23-14 06:13 AM
  3. Rahul1234's Avatar
    Sad but true, although I agree with ^

    Posted via CB10
    07-23-14 06:26 AM
  4. baarn's Avatar
    Early adopters always pay more. It's the cost of exclusivity. If you don't want to pay so much and don't need exclusivity than just wait until the price comes down. Simple.
    That said, BlackBerry do need to be more careful with their pricing to avoid another z10 debacle. Just because they think they are entitled to a whack of cash doesn't mean the market is willing to pay it. Especially for software still in beta...

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    07-23-14 07:01 AM
  5. singhvikas101's Avatar
    Same happened with me in case of my Z10, i got it for 30K INR;
    It was launched 40+ ; now its 16880!!
    07-23-14 07:22 AM
  6. cia_man's Avatar
    Sorry... but this is normal in the market...

    Look at samsung or HTC... or or or...
    mh1983, howarmat and kbz1960 like this.
    07-23-14 07:25 AM
  7. raj281977's Avatar
    It happens with every other phone. I paid 33 grands for z10 when it was launched and see now its available for like 14 grands.
    07-23-14 11:19 PM
  8. evilcmac's Avatar
    I paid $300 for a koodo Q5 and they soon after dropped to $150. Kinda cheesed but more tempted to buy another one. The only thing holding me back is that they only have black.

    Q10SQN100-1/10.2.1.3247
    07-23-14 11:33 PM
  9. Chintak Mistry's Avatar
    I m agree...but guys plz concentrate on one special thing...
    With decreasing the price...the hardware quality is also poor....not in the performance...
    I have the z10 in 43k.....and now my friend have the same phone....but the back cover have less quality and weight is also so less....first model is made with higher quality materials and after its also decreases....

    Z10 STL100-1 , OS-10.2.1.2977 , Pin: 2B4E77D7
    07-23-14 11:53 PM
  10. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I m agree...but guys plz concentrate on one special thing...
    With decreasing the price...the hardware quality is also poor....not in the performance...
    I have the z10 in 43k.....and now my friend have the same phone....but the back cover have less quality and weight is also so less....first model is made with higher quality materials and after its also decreases....

    Z10 STL100-1 , OS-10.2.1.2977 , Pin: 2B4E77D7

    I don't think that's true at all... manufacturing changes and retooling cost more. BB10 devices are being sold cheap because of weak demand, over stocking, and the looming release of new devices.

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    07-24-14 12:03 AM
  11. Chintak Mistry's Avatar
    I don't think that's true at all... manufacturing changes and retooling cost more. BB10 devices are being sold cheap because of weak demand, over stocking, and the looming release of new devices.

    Posted via CB10
    Yes this marketing issues are also effecting the prices....

    Z10 STL100-1 , OS-10.2.1.2977 , Pin: 2B4E77D7
    07-24-14 02:37 AM
  12. keegh's Avatar
    This is the norm for electronics of all kinds. TVs, Computers, Tablets, you name it. You pay more to be one of the first, nothing new here.

    Posted via CB10
    07-24-14 07:35 PM
  13. loyalIND's Avatar
    It's not a norm. Rarely do other phone companies drop their prices so drastically and in such frequency.

    I'm not saying I'm against it, but let's not operate on the belief that this is true for ALL phones.
    07-24-14 08:14 PM
  14. Mr Zed's Avatar
    At where I live at least, BlackBerry tends to price their devices above the market. Back when Z10 was released, for example, it was a bit pricier than the Samsung S3! Now I love BB10 as much as the next CrackBerrian but even I gotta admit at that time the pricing just seems a little bit ridiculous...

    Point is, BlackBerry needs to adjust their pricing strategy. I hope they learned from current mistakes and price the Classic and Passport accordingly.

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    07-24-14 10:25 PM
  15. bigbadben10's Avatar
    Hang on so now people are complaining the prices are dropping too fast. Oh my!

    Posted with my gorgeous Z30
    07-26-14 12:05 AM
  16. AmritD's Avatar
    Ofcourse they will! BlackBerry isn't supposed to go the samsung's way.
    07-26-14 03:24 AM
  17. Parth Shah6's Avatar
    Yeah S5 was launched for 51000 in india two months ago and now it's available for 33000 only

    Posted via CB10
    07-26-14 03:31 AM
  18. FirstBerry101's Avatar
    All phones drop in price after launch.

    Posted via CB10
    07-26-14 07:30 PM
  19. AmritD's Avatar
    Not so much! This is what samsung does. Not BlackBerry.
    07-27-14 12:12 AM
  20. afhstingray's Avatar
    I m agree...but guys plz concentrate on one special thing...
    With decreasing the price...the hardware quality is also poor....not in the performance...
    I have the z10 in 43k.....and now my friend have the same phone....but the back cover have less quality and weight is also so less....first model is made with higher quality materials and after its also decreases....

    Z10 STL100-1 , OS-10.2.1.2977 , Pin: 2B4E77D7
    Keep telling yourself that to make yourself feel better....

    As far as I know the z10 , q5 and z30 went out if production in march/april. They restarted 9900 production due to high demand from enterprise.

    Come on, these phones are 1.5 years old. They should either have released new models or cut the price. Deal with it. To put it in perspective, the galaxy s3 was the phone out at the same time as the z10.....
    07-27-14 02:59 AM
  21. keegh's Avatar
    Keep telling yourself that to make yourself feel better....

    As far as I know the z10 , q5 and z30 went out if production in march/april. They restarted 9900 production due to high demand from enterprise.

    Come on, these phones are 1.5 years old. They should either have released new models or cut the price. Deal with it. To put it in perspective, the galaxy s3 was the phone out at the same time as the z10.....
    S3 was released june/july 2012. Z10 was out 2013. S4 released just after the Z10 was and just prior to the Q10.

    They are not as far behind as you think. I would like to see the Classic/Passport released before the S6 though.



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    07-27-14 01:14 PM
  22. afhstingray's Avatar
    S3 was released june/july 2012. Z10 was out 2013. S4 released just after the Z10 was and just prior to the Q10.

    They are not as far behind as you think. I would like to see the Classic/Passport released before the S6 though.



    Posted via CB10
    I was referring to the z10 specifically. The android flagship at that point in time was the s3. And don't forget how awful the original bb10 release was. It wasn't until 10.2 (ok maybe can argue 10.1) that it even stood a chance of competing with the s3, by which time the s4 was already out. Anyway my point is they are rather ancient phones by tech standards.

    The q10 is another matter completely. It had no competition if you wanted a reasonably modern specced qwerty device. All the others on the market were crappy low end android devices.
    07-27-14 01:21 PM
  23. skstrials's Avatar
    Maybe you can learn your lesson and not buy phones on their launch date.

    Not only people who buy phones at the launch pay the most, phones at the launch often come with manufacturing issues that need to be taken care of.

    That's why I bought my Q10 nearly one year after its launch.

    I will get a Z30 when the price hits the bottom for that.

    And even Iphones depreciate as well, if not as much.

    Ever seen last year's flagship phones becoming the "free phone" with contract?

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    07-28-14 12:39 PM
  24. afhstingray's Avatar
    Maybe you can learn your lesson and not buy phones on their launch date.

    Not only people who buy phones at the launch pay the most, phones at the launch often come with manufacturing issues that need to be taken care of.

    That's why I bought my Q10 nearly one year after its launch.

    I will get a Z30 when the price hits the bottom for that.

    And even Iphones depreciate as well, if not as much.

    Ever seen last year's flagship phones becoming the "free phone" with contract?

    Posted via CB10 using Blackberry Q10
    In the UK at least, they become free phones 3 months after if you've been an existing customer.exception being iPhone.
    skstrials likes this.
    07-28-14 03:23 PM
  25. tx ram's Avatar
    Just to bring to the notice of our non Indian Q5 users and non Indian forum participants reading this thread, the q5 sold in India comes without NFC.

    Q5SQR100-3/10.2.1.3247
    07-29-14 04:23 AM
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