psycros, 07 Aug 2014I would say $349 off contract, tops. I'm serious - Blackberry needs to be totally aggressive ... moreI see your point here. If you look at the success stories of Nokia, Samsung and Even some chinese brands they are all one thing in common. They initially flooded the market with low range and mid range phones. That means they build the brand visibility slowly and then raised the features and of course price slowly. BlackBerry went the other way. Though they have some special features to sell to enterprise who could afford to pay the kind of asking price , that image distanced the consumer. Now very few companies can survive without selling their product to teh consumer. BlackBerry has to make their products available across major price ranges.
How much Chen can do on this, I cannot say.
Remesh, 31 Jul 2014A FM radio is the most important feature for you in a $500+ smartphone?I use a Q10 and trust me buddy there is RADIO function
I like my Q10, but I may be picking up the new Classic or the Passport. I'd say 3 to $400 off contract. And I'm a Blackberry guy. Not sure if others would even pay that much. There's not enough hype around it like there is around the iPhone and Galaxy phones. So it doesn't matter if it's better or not.
Keep the SAR value low, improve the battery duration, no freezing software, robust buildt,... and BB will rule again. 'Classic' concept is a good way to go and sales will increase if BB is still capable of producing iconic quality phones.
Remesh, 05 Aug 2014OK. In your opinion, what should be the asking price of a Classic?I would say $349 off contract, tops. I'm serious - Blackberry needs to be totally aggressive in getting this thing into people's hands. The price will both reward the long-time faithful and tempt the newcomers to bring their Android libraries to a more secure and capable platform. BB will live or die by the success of the Classic, mark my words. They will NOT lose money at that price..they won't make a killing, either, but even $50/unit would be a win for them right now. A phone of that caliber should cost about $250 to produce at the small-to-medium volumes of the launch period runs. Assuming that Chen can cut BB's legendary waste and salary padding by half, they could easily be making $50 per ship and another $25 per sale (if they can get the kinds of distribution deals they did in the old days, which I admit is *very* iffy). The full touch version and the Passport should cost the same.
T T Joseph, 03 Aug 2014add fm radio,removable battery and dual sim ,then release in india......OK. In your opinion, what should be the asking price of a Classic?
add fm radio,removable battery and dual sim ,then release in india......
chidi ebere, 30 Jul 2014Hope blackberry include FM radio, my Q10 rocks can't wait to upgrade to classic!A FM radio is the most important feature for you in a $500+ smartphone?
Good Move from BB, however the same needs to be priced appropriately as BB is currently not in a position to charge any premium on the contrary it needs to offer at a discounted rate to induce not only BB lovers but also prospective clients who otherwise move to other popular and better featured service providers.
Hope blackberry include FM radio, my Q10 rocks can't wait to upgrade to classic!
I hope Blackberry can release the Classic and Passport sooner. People are desperately waiting for these phones. With these two pure BB phones they are on, way back.
Now this is what I'm talking about, A fusion of modern with classic, can't wait till it hits the market. Just a word of advise guys.... Change is good but its better to keep the roots in place BLACKBERRY was all about easy functionality and the ROLLER/OPTICAL sensor was a revolution that made it possible bringing this piece back will bring back a lot of OLD users back in the BB circle again.
Great work guys !!! Keep it up.
I wonder whether this phone will solve some of the issues with q10 that I have.. lots of useful apps like waze, and others isn't compatible currently with q10 due to its screen size.. for some android based apps.. if u used it in q10 u will not be able to see the full display of the apps.. compared to z10.. I hope this won't be. Aproblem anymore
what is ram, battery & internal memory size.
Pls. confirm....i want to buy this handset.
this phone are gonna be really awesome, i really excited for this
13k, 09 Jul 2014hope comes with AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Protection Corning Gorilla G... moreI hope it comes with bigger battery, I think they will put 5 mega pixel... That's it... An affordable price... Let it roll black berry... We are waiting