1. RazzBerry's Avatar
    I heard here:BlackBerry returns to tablet arena with security-focused slate | Digital Trends that there will be a $2400 tablet.

    Any confirmations?
    03-16-15 02:48 PM
  2. deremi's Avatar
    They did a press released for it and it was on Crackberry. So it is confirmed.
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    03-16-15 02:53 PM
  3. EchoTango's Avatar
    This is, in my view, the critical feature of this product. When tablets are going for ~$300, how is this going to be compelling ?
    03-17-15 01:07 PM
  4. thurask's Avatar
    This is, in my view, the critical feature of this product. When tablets are going for ~$300, how is this going to be compelling ?
    If you're a government.

    Consumers can buy a dozen Android tablets or two iPads for the cost of this thing, but this tablet is by no means a consumer tablet.

    Or a BlackBerry tablet, but I digress.

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    03-17-15 01:16 PM
  5. bobby1966's Avatar
    This is not for consumers.

    It target is government and business.

    Via my Z30 on the Telus network
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    03-17-15 01:56 PM
  6. redlightblinking's Avatar
    Apple laptops used to cost over $2500 and consumers bought them. This is nothing for a company with high level security concerns or a government.
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    03-17-15 02:02 PM
  7. nuff_said's Avatar
    Wondering how much money BlackBerry would see, per tablet, from this tablet.
    03-17-15 02:22 PM
  8. RazzBerry's Avatar
    They are focusing on Gov and Business accounts for this one
    03-17-15 11:27 PM
  9. rebroker2009's Avatar
    I would buy one if a zero was missing off the end. Obviously not for the average joe or bob or jim or....

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.1.2480
    03-17-15 11:37 PM
  10. Rahul1234's Avatar
    People buy porsche phones!

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    03-18-15 12:18 AM
  11. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Not many governments will spend $2400 on a tablet. They don't need a secure tablet... or a tablet at all. Blow the money on a real laptop.

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    03-18-15 12:51 AM
  12. thurask's Avatar
    Not many governments will spend $2400 on a tablet. They don't need a secure tablet... or a tablet at all. Blow the money on a real laptop.

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    If there's anything governments are good at, it's buying unnecessary things.

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    03-18-15 12:53 AM
  13. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    If there's anything governments are good at, it's buying unnecessary things.

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    No, not really. They may fund many programs that may end up failing. But when it comes to buying tangible goods, they are usually pretty good at being stingy (unless there is no easily identifiable alternative).

    In this case, the "easy-to-make bad decision" would be to buy thousands of iPads. Yet, they would still be much cheaper than this thing.

    I mean, is it ruggedized? Waterproof? Fire resistant? Why would they issue a compromising Android tablet when they can just issue fully capable laptops?

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    03-18-15 08:51 AM
  14. SeeBeeEss's Avatar
    When I read the title, I thought this would be about another moderately priced Apple product...
    03-18-15 09:00 AM
  15. redlightblinking's Avatar
    No, not really. They may fund many programs that may end up failing. But when it comes to buying tangible goods, they are usually pretty good at being stingy (unless there is no easily identifiable alternative).

    In this case, the "easy-to-make bad decision" would be to buy thousands of iPads. Yet, they would still be much cheaper than this thing.

    I mean, is it ruggedized? Waterproof? Fire resistant? Why would they issue a compromising Android tablet when they can just issue fully capable laptops?

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    You may want to double check your math. Thousands of ipads won't cost less than $2400.

    Governments (and large corporations) are used to buying things the average person walking into Walmart isn't buying, especially if it's for specialized functions critical to government or high level companies. Yea, a town government could buy 10 Ford F150's with snowplows on the front, or they could buy one real highway department snow plow. Which do they buy?

    If they aren't looking for something "ruggedized, or waterproof, or fire resistant", then they DON'T CARE that it's not. If they are looking for security, then that's what they care about. If they are looking for a thin form factor of a tablet, then that's what they care about. If they are looking for both at the same time....then that's what they care about. And, perhaps the tablet is actually more secure than their options for the laptop you suggested they buy instead.
    03-18-15 01:28 PM
  16. arifbsantoso's Avatar
    $2400 for Samsung tablet? No way!
    03-28-15 08:34 AM
  17. jevinzac's Avatar
    Guys calm down, this tablet is not for you people!

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    03-28-15 08:37 AM

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