I think the price is too high to make any real headway, but it's not like the price is out of line compared to other similar spec'd smartphones. My old Blackberry was a great smartphone if you ignore how slow it was. I'd be willing to give the BB10s a shot at a lower price point. The negative comments about this phone are uncalled for and almost certainly from people with no experience.
If they were smart they would have come out of the gate with this phone for 399. They might only make 50 dollars per phone, but at least they could tease back some customers. At 600 dollars they have set their slow death into motion. Mismanagement at its finest.
Check Ebay, people is paying $1000 for this phone.
Go to an Apple store and buy a unlocked Iphone 5, it will be $720 with tax.
Decent price for the z10 phone.
those are probably( as I understand) dropship/forwarding service (in US, I assume you already know) where the buyers are outside US.
I know in some countries . BB is still number one, especially with BBM service.
they can not buy Z10 at the moment due on local laws or late release date.
I know they would pick the money deeply to get the phone without thinking the cost .
....... I really liked the last BB I had - the Torch. It was highly customizable and the form factor was great. It was a bit thick, but it was small and having the whole screen available while typing e-mails was very good for work. The system was very intuitive.
as I know,
if you are look further in Asia, Torch is/was not their preference.
they prefers low-budget BB where BBM for personal& works is the main reason to buy.
As I understand from the news, BB will release low-budget phone to tackle aging low-budget phone product currently on specific countries.
Android and Apple phone are eating BB market very fast....
What is ridiculous is that ppl were writing off BB as early as two years ago, making all sorts of comparisons to Palm, Atari, and Lotus Notes (hadn't heard that one before!), yet not only they survived, but also they increased their cash to 3B and launched a completely new platform. Even the analyst are chewing their words and increasing their sales forecast for the Z10.
What is even more ridiculous is that there is much conjecture and speculation from ppl who haven't even seen the Z10. Can someone who has actually used the Z10 objectively give their thoughts on the phone here?
I get that you had an older BB for 5 years, it ran OS184.108.40.206.3, never broke when you dropped her but after 5 years she became too slow, got fat and ugly, needed hard resets, you broke up, got an Android, moved on, Taylor Swift wrote a song about it. That's fascinating. But how is Z10 and how does it compare to the iphone 5?
Can someone who has actually used the Z10 objectively give their thoughts on the phone here? ... But how is Z10 and how does it compare to the iphone 5?
Yes. It's great. Using is believing. I got one, and then after a couple of weeks of playing with it, my wife ordered one too.
Compared to iPhone 5, the browser is faster (to my eye anyway) and the screen is nicer. The OS is wayyyy slicker (the always-open notification centre is fantastic). The apps selection though is of course much weaker. I'm not really an app guy though. Skype is the only one I'm waiting for and BlackBerry has confirmed that it's coming sometime around the full U.S. launch. As such, this phone seemed right for me so I took the plunge and ordered one, and at this point couldn't be happier.
+1 these Blackberry fanboys don't seem to understand that the Z10 does nothing to draw people from Android/Apple, even Windows phone. When someone asks why should I switch over to the Blackberry Z10? It won't be the hardware, it won't be the software, and it won't be the price either. Oh and the free bonus is that the selection of apps is terrible compared to Android/Apple.
Whoops, someone forgot to give these people your memo
You can FINANCE this phone for $20-30 a month, and pay $600.
OR YOU CAN GET A CONTRACT. And pay approximately $800-1,000 extra inside the contract.
Brilliant, sir, you have done your homework.
You should really compare the T-Mobile Value plans and normal plans.
And by the way, I do believe AT&T gives discounts for an off-contract phone as well.
Blackberry ecosystem is already way behind Android. Its price is double of Google N4.
There is no way to sell at this price. Smart phone hardware components cost is only around $200-$250 if volume is big enough(say more than 1 million units/month). If Blackberry wants to sell its phone, it's better to learn something from Google. How did Google Nexus tablets/phones grab market share from Apple and others.
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