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  1. lnichols's Avatar
    I think if you had a small screen PKB device with the same specs as the Z3 internally, and same Z3 price, it would be a sales failure. I personally think it cost more to make a quality PKB on a device than it does to buy a larger screen and digitizer. I mean you are talking 30+ something electro-mechanical connections that need to withstand hundreds of thousands of presses, and they can't even keep things like stuttering from more expensive Q10 and 9900 devices. They were losing money on low cost Curves selling for $100 to $200, no touch screens, and horrible internals and performance, so I don't think that PKB devices can be made cheaply compared to slabs.

    Posted with a BlackBerry Z10
    08-05-14 10:00 PM
  2. allengeorge's Avatar
    My guess is that keyboards will be positioned as mid-market or premium devices (aspirational for emerging markets). The entry-level phones will be all-touch because that's cheaper to make and you can rely on existing engineering expertise from Foxconn.

    Also, my guess is that the Q5 is not long for this world, and the Q10/Classic will simply take its place.
    08-07-14 11:18 AM
  3. crazigee's Avatar
    I forgot to mention, yes more keyboards on affordable devices!

    Q10SQN100-1/10.2.1.3247
    Really? Because there is such a large market for keyboards?

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    08-07-14 10:16 PM
  4. aha's Avatar
    As the stories I've read indicate, their biggest concentration for the future is for physical keyboard devices, I'd suspect that you may get your wish at some point.
    Their focus in the near future is also corporate oriented, which is geared towards high end... a low end consumer device? I don't think so... and if it does happen, it means BlackBerry still hasn't gotten out of its identity crisis.

    Posted via CB10 with Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.3175
    08-09-14 02:22 PM
  5. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    Their focus in the near future is also corporate oriented, which is geared towards high end... a low end consumer device? I don't think so... and if it does happen, it means BlackBerry still hasn't gotten out of its identity crisis.

    Posted via CB10 with Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.3175
    ^ I think someone is completely ignorant to the profits made in the entry level sectors...

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    08-09-14 05:28 PM
  6. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    ^ I think someone is completely ignorant to the profits made in the entry level sectors...

    Z3 has been quite the seller in its intended regions, selling out in fact. That speaks for itself.

    Might I suggest reading in some depth?

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    08-09-14 05:29 PM
  7. lala042883's Avatar
    I would like something like that in the us since the q5 is not sold in the us
    08-09-14 08:30 PM
  8. BB fan forever's Avatar
    I think all in all, the Q5 was made for 125. I still think it could sell well at 200.

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    08-11-14 09:15 AM
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