Most smartphones retail for that..... it's just that 90% of people don't see the price because they only account for the OOP costs and not the monthly price of the bill. Except, most Americans get a big fat 'F' in finance yet can tell you who Kanye West and Chris Brown are dating on any given.
Do you really think it costs the carriers anywhere close to $30+ a month to deliver internet/data to your phone? Do you really think it costs anywhere close to deliver SMS messages to your phone compared to what they charge?
SMS pricing may be even a bigger racket than printer cartridge ink.
In order to use the new BB's in the enterprise, you need new infrastructure - that brings the question, why would Fortune 500 invest in new BB infrastructure to support this phone unless RIM gives it to them for free.
A slick interface and OS is as useful as the # of apps available for it - we'll see how many app developers jump on the bandwagon and maintain their apps on it.
Can't believe people are actually trying to justify this z10 at this ridiculous price. At 200-300 off contract from a legit store I could see some people buying it, but not 630 from 1 sale a day. There is nothing notable about this product at all in terms of hardware or software. If you are a blackberry fan then it makes sense as a fanboy product. For the non-insane people it has relatively few apps, outdated software, and middle of the road specs.
Why don't you put the money at your mouth? Show us your current phone or your next phone that you willing to spend $600 for blackberry.
Can you quote the part where I said it's a good price? No? Then go work on your comprehension skills before you post again.
I wouldn't plunk down $630 for the following reasons:
1. From posts subsequent to mine, it appears that this seller does not specify the exact model they're selling
2. US release is only weeks away. I can wait. They'll probably ship around the same time anyways.
3. I have an upgrade available.
I've played with this phone hands on and it runs really smooth and looks really sleek. This price might be a little high, but not that much more than the T-Mobile unsubsidised price customers on a value plan will be paying at the end of March when it's released (probably $599.99 - $50MIR). I think most people have already written Blackberry off in favor of other OS's but I think those that give it a try will be really happy with it. I'm anxious to see how it does.
You're a TMO manager, right? Any idea if WiFi calling will be coming? Or when the phone will be released?
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i'm a cell phone user, and anything is better than RIM.
WOW, a lot of people are ignorant around here. How about using it first then opening up your trap?
I've been running it for several months and it kicks Iphones ass all day. It has the best phone browser on the planet. Multitasking like nothing else in the market....but yet, you think your opinion is worth something.
Well, I read each and every comment.. But at the end I think blackberry are done, this wanna be high end phone, in a ridicules expensive price was a bigger mistake then Nokia did when decided to go with windows OS instead of android. RIM should have done their best to offer this phone at low cost as possible in order to come back to the game and put their foot back at the door but they didn't. Big Mistake from a company that all most fall apart not long time ago.
So now a few fans will argue, but at the end of the day the answer is simple, this phone will be half the price sale in few months from now.
As per 1sale, dailysteal, and same sites. The reason for these long shipping is because they are not actually holding stock, they are waiting to see how many orders they will get first. By the time they getting the goods to the warehouse and shipping it to the customer they have all ready used your money to pay for other things. Also if you will ask why the delay you will always get the same stupid answers they had a small delay (every time) Hate this sites, doing the best I can not to buy from them unless its a really really good deal
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