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  1. SupaBlackB's Avatar
    if this is true...this would be GREAT news....i'm trying to get this phone b4 i go on my road trips starting memorial day weekend....
    04-13-09 01:38 PM
  2. bigman2's Avatar
    guys i think the verizon BOGO sale says it all. even though some people say its just to boost sales, the fact that they are extending the sale date to April 31st shows that they are clearing out inventory for the niagara. they could just have the sale for the pearl as everyone thought the pearl flip would come at CTIA but every single blackberry is two for one. remember, the sale was supposed to end march 31st but now its been extended, so the more they clear out inventory the better it is. i wouldn't be surprised if the sale ended april 31st and then they announced niagara at WES and then release it soon after. remember, those may 2007 8830 buyers need a new phone to upgrade to or else they would just go to the new iphone. verizon would not want that to happen
    It doesn't work that way. For every device they have out there under contract, they have to keep a certain percentage on hand for warranty replacements, not to mention people who come walking in off the street and want a Storm or Curve instead of a Niagara.

    A Verizon store isn't quite like a Target or Walmart trying to make room for something else, because virtually every phone sold comes with a 2 year service agreement. Meaning Verizon is on pretty much on the hook to ensure you have a working phone for that period, provided you don't destroy the phone due to a willful or negligent actions.

    The idea behind the sale is simply to get more people signed up for service contracts. They eat a one time fee on the phone, and make it up with the service contracts. You don't have to take my word for it though. Ask anyone you know in marketing to tell you what they think is behind it.
    04-13-09 02:21 PM
  3. waterfrontmgmt's Avatar
    i understand what you are saying bigman...but warranty replacements are refurbs. why would they need to keep new stock on shelves for warranty replacements???
    04-13-09 03:15 PM
  4. Dukie22731's Avatar
    Chip is right, VZW would lose revenue if they offered brand new phones as replacements instead of the refurbs
    04-13-09 03:31 PM
  5. infamyx's Avatar
    i understand what you are saying bigman...but warranty replacements are refurbs. why would they need to keep new stock on shelves for warranty replacements???
    I don't think every phone rep is a refurb. Also the Niagara is not going to be replacing every model, verizons BOGO sale is to get more subscribers not clean out inventory completely

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-13-09 03:33 PM
  6. md12's Avatar
    I don't think every phone rep is a refurb. Also the Niagara is not going to be replacing every model, verizons BOGO sale is to get more subscribers not clean out inventory completely

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    not to mention vzw is likely going to sell the curve for a while, its not being replaced by the 9630.
    04-13-09 03:58 PM
  7. Dukie22731's Avatar
    The real tell in all of this will be if VZW offers a lower price or some sort of better deal on the 8830 than the Curve. Since the 9630 is replacing the 8830 they will want to reduce the stock of them before this release. However, I wouldn't expect this to happen until after the announcement of the 9630.
    04-13-09 07:16 PM
  8. Cowadin's Avatar
    I'm thinking about selling the Storm now while it might have more value and use my Curve for the next month or 2........
    if you're sure you're going to switch to the niagara, i'd do this asap.

    the longer you wait the more chance that the storm 2 will get announced -- who's gonna wait the original (fail) storm then?
    04-13-09 07:52 PM
  9. jeffmvr's Avatar
    Can't wait for the new iPhone in July!
    04-13-09 08:29 PM
  10. theadrock13's Avatar
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/30013378

    Quote:
    "I have also been able to confirm that the company is prepping a new hybrid Blackberry that will feature both a full QWERTY keypad and a touch screen... will be exclusively available on Verizon when it comes to the US, and should be available, I'm told, "in the next few months." "

    So, do you think this guy is getting his vaporwares mixed up? He's got the Niagara confused with the Pluto?
    Or have we gotten a snowjob on the Niagara while RIM is about to release a touchscreen Pluto?
    04-14-09 08:43 AM
  11. MzSweetyPie82's Avatar
    RIM Gets Ready to Rumble, Readies Blockbuster Blackberry - Tech Check with Jim Goldman - CNBC.com

    Quote:
    "I have also been able to confirm that the company is prepping a new hybrid Blackberry that will feature both a full QWERTY keypad and a touch screen... will be exclusively available on Verizon when it comes to the US, and should be available, I'm told, "in the next few months." "

    So, do you think this guy is getting his vaporwares mixed up? He's got the Niagara confused with the Pluto?
    Or have we gotten a snowjob on the Niagara while RIM is about to release a touchscreen Pluto?
    Interesting....
    At this point.....I just want a new phone...I don't care if it's the Niagara or the Pluto....just give me something dammit!
    04-14-09 09:10 AM
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