1. xMx_REAPER_xMx's Avatar
    Hey guys,
    i've read through the FAQ for the tour, and found information on the pricing of the phone with a new contract, or an upgrade, but i can't seem to find any information or even speculation on the price to buy it outright.

    Right now i'm a proud storm owner. But after coming from a Motorola Q9m, i dearly miss the physical keyboard. After putting up with the touch keyboard, and hoping and praying that the new OS would help to alleviate the problem, but no dice.

    Anyway, if anyone can provide me with some information regarding my question i would greatly appreciate that. Thanks to everyone.
    06-09-09 02:09 PM
  2. Teksu's Avatar
    will probably be around $599 if i had to guess, there is nothing official yet though.
    06-09-09 02:11 PM
  3. the one and only M's Avatar
    around $550-600 is what i've heard here.
    06-09-09 02:13 PM
  4. xMx_REAPER_xMx's Avatar
    Sounds good guys.

    Thanks for the quick responses.
    i really appreciate it.

    Now for another (dumb) question. Pre vs. Tour?

    i know this is crackberry, so therefore i'll get an overwhelming response favoring the Tour, which is alright because in the end all i need is convinced to buy one over the other.
    06-09-09 02:16 PM
  5. the one and only M's Avatar
    TOUR! duh.
    06-09-09 02:25 PM
  6. Teksu's Avatar
    its all about the keyboard for me, and the pre lacks an above average keyboard. An area RIM has exceeded at.
    06-09-09 02:25 PM
  7. xMx_REAPER_xMx's Avatar
    Ah teksu!

    i forgot about that part.
    haha.
    wow, i can't believe i forgot to consider the most important complaint i had with the storm. The keyboard.

    Tour it is.
    Thanks guys, appreciate it.
    06-09-09 02:26 PM
  8. lembowski's Avatar
    will probably be around $599 if i had to guess, there is nothing official yet though.
    around $550-600 is what i've heard here.
    I wouldn't expect it to be more than the Storm....its $499 retail no contract. The 8830 is $519, so I would assume $519 max
    06-09-09 02:46 PM
  9. sarijw's Avatar
    The Bold is what, $449? I can't imagine it would be much more than that.
    06-09-09 07:50 PM
  10. xMx_REAPER_xMx's Avatar
    Okay.

    So now the question is how much to sell the storm for?
    06-09-09 09:50 PM
  11. Chazwhiz's Avatar
    My question is, what did you find as far as upgrade pricing? Im eligible for my upgrade in August, so I'll still have to wait a bit. But an extra month is worth saving a couple hundred bucks in my book.
    Last edited by Chazwhiz; 06-09-09 at 10:15 PM.
    06-09-09 10:09 PM
  12. noaim's Avatar
    as far as pre vs tour..

    thats a personal preference if you do more media things then the pre if you type more then anything on yours then a tour..
    06-09-09 10:27 PM
  13. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    For those that say they can't imagin it being more then the Bold, you have never worked in Marketing.

    The Bold has been out for a LONG TIME, the GSM carriers needed to bring the price down to keep selling them, the tour will be the first world phone since the 88XX with a physical keyboard, they will sell it for 10-15% more then the Bold at the very least.

    here in Canada I am expecting to pay $600-$650 for it when it comes out, and if it is more I'll hide the receipt from the wife haha
    06-10-09 08:24 AM
  14. sarijw's Avatar
    I don't follow your logic. You state it will be sold for 10-15% more than the Bold, yet the price you quoted for Canada is the same or equivalent to what the Bold is currently being sold for without contract through Rogers...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-10-09 08:41 AM
  15. redskins1234's Avatar
    It will face price pressure from new iPhone.
    the reason it will not face price pressure from the new iphone is because it is not an iphone competitor. the iphone and tour have 2 different demographics.
    06-10-09 10:00 AM
  16. xMx_REAPER_xMx's Avatar
    I think that even though they can be viewed as phones for different demographics, i still believe that in ways they are still viewed in comparison to one another.

    When my contract was up around christmas of this year, i had a decision to make. Stay with Verizon, and go with a storm, or switch to AT&T and get an iphone. I chose to stay with Big Red, simply because of it's popularity in my area, and because everyone in my family having it, thus making texting and calls and the sort free.

    So keeping that in mind, i know people will be in similar situations, and thus considering both phones. So i do think it will have price pressure from the iphone, the question is, how much?
    06-10-09 11:38 AM
  17. ThirdAli's Avatar
    is it out official or not yet?
    06-10-09 01:35 PM
  18. Chazwhiz's Avatar
    Does anyone really think that it would be released much higher than the release price of the Storm? If it's released higher than 200 bucks with an upgrade then I'll have to settle for an 8330 so I can get rid of this POS WinMo phone.
    06-10-09 03:56 PM
  19. noaim's Avatar
    I wouldn't expect it to be more than the Storm....its $499 retail no contract. The 8830 is $519, so I would assume $519 max

    doubt it the storm launched at 599 retail later dropped to 549


    your comparing the 8830 price at 519?

    the 8830 isn't even half the device of the tour hardware wize so you really think 519 max?



    it will more then likely launch at 599 retail 549 lowest..
    06-10-09 04:09 PM
  20. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    I'm hoping 550. Anything more would be a heartbreaker.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-10-09 05:22 PM
  21. xMx_REAPER_xMx's Avatar
    I'm honestly planning on around $600 for the device.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what to price the storm to sell it?
    06-10-09 05:37 PM
  22. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    I just sold mine for 200. Lately the most I've seen em go for is 230 and 300 if unlocked. Good luck though.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-10-09 05:50 PM
  23. xMx_REAPER_xMx's Avatar
    thanks a lot man.
    I appreciate it.

    I think i'll go for around the $200 mark.
    hopefully i can get that, and then only have to shell out about $400 for the tour.

    That'd be wonderful.
    06-10-09 05:57 PM
  24. noaim's Avatar
    I'm hoping 550. Anything more would be a heartbreaker.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    I agree I want it as low as possible I have to pay retail so the lower the better but I am thinking logically so 550-600 is logical...

    unfortunately ;/
    06-10-09 09:53 PM
  25. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    I don't follow your logic. You state it will be sold for 10-15% more than the Bold, yet the price you quoted for Canada is the same or equivalent to what the Bold is currently being sold for without contract through Rogers...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com


    When you go to the Website it appears you are correct,

    My 549.99 seems to be the No contract price I am hearing from the Store level for the Bold with No Contract.
    06-11-09 12:02 AM
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