1. bakron1's Avatar
    Myself and many BlackBerry enthusiasts out there are excited about a BlackBerry 5G device being developed and being introduced in 2021.

    Pricing is going to be a major factor in wether folks are going to shell out their hard earned money to but it.

    I would like to see a device with decent hardware, updated OS and a price point around $449-$549 US?

    I know a lot of this is going to depend on the hardware configuration, but I figure I would start a thread and see what other folks out there in the Crackberry world would like to see the new device priced at?
    BlackBerry10fan likes this.
    08-24-20 04:15 PM
  2. Rico4you's Avatar
    There is already another WISHLIST thread. Better we keep all wishes on one thread!

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app
    08-24-20 04:19 PM
  3. bakron1's Avatar
    Ok, sorry about that, can the MODS please delete this post, thanks for the heads up.
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    08-24-20 04:22 PM
  4. howarmat's Avatar
    eh this is specific to pricing, I will let it slide
    08-24-20 05:16 PM
  5. Gene Fells's Avatar
    In the podcast they will were mentioning premium camera and build quality. I cannot see this being cheap. I would be expecting high 3 figures

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    08-24-20 06:25 PM
  6. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    If stocked in carriers, pricing not as big deal since carriers allow interest free payments.
    BlackBerry10fan likes this.
    08-24-20 06:47 PM
  7. conite's Avatar
    If this is just another secure phone for Enterprise (like Knox and iPhone), then anything over $400 is a non-starter, as the competition is available through carriers at less than $300.

    Since $400 would be a death sentence for OnwardMobility, this would have to be a specialised device which, depending on the exact application-case, would need to fetch $1000-$1500 to keep the company afloat.
    pandemicbold likes this.
    08-24-20 07:15 PM
  8. the_boon's Avatar
    $550 - $800
    robnhl and Mikey_NNG like this.
    08-24-20 08:35 PM
  9. Winnertrack's Avatar
    I see it over the price from the keyone or key2 (without carrier support), 800€ - 1000€
    Mikey_NNG likes this.
    08-25-20 01:17 AM
  10. Rico4you's Avatar
    08-25-20 02:15 AM
  11. jacobacevedog's Avatar
    USD 599, EUR 599

    No cheap but still cheap for a premium device.
    Considering the competition out there, they will need to be realistic and fair.
    08-25-20 02:38 AM
  12. Paulelmar18's Avatar
    I think and hope it will be offered somewhere between 600 and 800 €.
    elfabio80 and Crusader03 like this.
    08-25-20 02:40 AM
  13. mrsimon's Avatar
    2 versions would be optimum.
    1 at less than 400€ with total security but lower specs for bulk buy by corporations, possibly slab, and
    1 with the wishlist for the consumer market which would obviously have to be nearer 800€ for it to be viable.
    Making a profit from a decent margin is essential for viability.
    If you say " I want top drawer specs and the full monty, but please price it economically " you are being naïve and unfair to the company.
    Pay for what you get, and support the company.
    They have a massive challenge ahead in an incredibly challenging market.
    bb9900user2018 likes this.
    08-25-20 03:20 AM
  14. jacobacevedog's Avatar
    2 versions would be optimum.
    1 at less than 400€ with total security but lower specs for bulk buy by corporations, possibly slab, and
    1 with the wishlist for the consumer market which would obviously have to be nearer 800€ for it to be viable.
    Making a profit from a decent margin is essential for viability.
    If you say " I want top drawer specs and the full monty, but please price it economically " you are being naïve and unfair to the company.
    Pay for what you get, and support the company.
    They have a massive challenge ahead in an incredibly challenging market.
    I agree, a two prices scenario is likely, with the premium price falling around 800.
    08-25-20 03:29 AM
  15. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    2 versions would be optimum.
    1 at less than 400€ with total security but lower specs for bulk buy by corporations, possibly slab, and
    1 with the wishlist for the consumer market which would obviously have to be nearer 800€ for it to be viable.
    Making a profit from a decent margin is essential for viability.
    If you say " I want top drawer specs and the full monty, but please price it economically " you are being naïve and unfair to the company.
    Pay for what you get, and support the company.
    They have a massive challenge ahead in an incredibly challenging market.
    I agree it would be optimum for users.... but for a tiny start-up that is having to pay for components and have phones built by a 3rd party. I think they'll have to start with just one.

    There are all sorts of possibilities for how Onward might make this different from what BlackBerry and TCL did..... and hopefully make a real business out of it. My guess is the price will fall between $599 and $1,800. Just depends on what they do to make this phone "invincible".
    08-25-20 07:29 AM
  16. Rico4you's Avatar
    I agree it would be optimum for users.... but for a tiny start-up that is having to pay for components and have phones built by a 3rd party. I think they'll have to start with just one.

    There are all sorts of possibilities for how Onward might make this different from what BlackBerry and TCL did..... and hopefully make a real business out of it. My guess is the price will fall between $599 and $1,800. Just depends on what they do to make this phone "invincible".
    $1800 would set a new record for a smartphone! Above Apple and Samsung.
    08-25-20 07:37 AM
  17. pizzawheel's Avatar
    Ideally it would follow the Key1 and Key2 pricing, which was around C$800 here.

    I can't see a lower cost slab being anything other than suicide, pitching into the toughest part of the market. A Hi spec/ low spec version based on processor, camera and RAM might be viable.
    08-25-20 07:50 AM
  18. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    $1800 would set a new record for a smartphone! Above Apple and Samsung.
    Not really..... Samsung has the FOLD.

    Sirin Labs released a $14,000 secure smartphone a few years ago, guess it did well enough that they are still around. They released the Finley last year, and it is a reasonable $1,000.

    If Onwards focus in Security and enterprise... very well could be a forked Android with BlackBerry Spark baked right in. Cylance, UEM, AtHoc, SecuSUITE, Workspaces.... What does it take to make a phone qualify for "invincibility"?
    08-25-20 07:51 AM
  19. zer0ten's Avatar
    It's gotta be affordable otherwise it's DOA. Everyone here will buy it regardless, because of the PKB. But that's not going to be enough to keep a company afloat. Would be nice to see it around $400 USD. Mid range specs and a decent camera is all I ask as long as the OS is as light as possible. Definitely no need for the BB Android App suite any more.
    08-25-20 07:52 AM
  20. robnhl's Avatar
    I'm assuming pricing will be around $700 running a 700 series CPU package. That seems reasonable to me.
    08-25-20 08:03 AM
  21. the_boon's Avatar
    I'm the first to say that an all-touch Berry is doomed to fail, but if say they got a big enterprise order for one, maybe they could design two devices with the same exact frame/casing and all the internal components being exactly the same, except one has a smaller screen with a PKB and the other has a full screen.

    This also means that both devices would be compatible with the same exact cases and holsters.

    I wonder if building two devices that share almost all the exact same components and casing/frame would cost about the same as making a good slider design like the Priv.
    Rico4you likes this.
    08-25-20 08:08 AM
  22. silversmith75's Avatar
    people are dropping over 1000 for an iPhone or Sammy phone. I think they could make 2 variants of the phone. high end and low-end. North America wants high end phones with good battery and camera. I think that was the mistake bb made before. they kept jumping in to the over crowded midrange area. when they rralease bb10. they should have introduce all the phones z30-z10 and q10 and should have had a keyone look alike as the Q30 my opinion.
    08-25-20 08:15 AM
  23. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    people are dropping over 1000 for an iPhone or Sammy phone. I think they could make 2 variants of the phone. high end and low-end. North America wants high end phones with good battery and camera. I think that was the mistake bb made before. they kept jumping in to the over crowded midrange area. when they rralease bb10. they should have introduce all the phones z30-z10 and q10 and should have had a keyone look alike as the Q30 my opinion.
    But the key is to have those $1000 phones available via a carrier... that will at lest do interest free financing over 24 months. But will also provide different discounts....

    But some of the hottest phones right now are in the $350 - $500 price range. Pixel 4a, iPhone SE, Galaxy A51. I think those specs would be fine for most business use cases today.

    Just don't think this will result in "value" products...
    08-25-20 08:28 AM
  24. roba5263's Avatar
    I paid $1000 for my Red Key2 (sold it after 6 months use for $850 though), so I'll pay anything for it. $700ish would be good though if the specs are good.
    Rico4you and BlackBerry10fan like this.
    08-25-20 08:51 AM
  25. bakron1's Avatar
    It’s all going to boil down to the device specs, based on what other compatible smartphones are selling these days. I would think $699US for a decently equipped device would be in the ball park.

    I can’t compare the new BlackBerry 5G pricing to what Apple and Samsung are changing for their products because again, these are well established brands that already have a significant customer base and the BlackBerry 5G will be a niche product, now it’s wait and see. Just my two cents worth.
    robnhl likes this.
    08-25-20 09:01 AM
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