Anonymous, 27 Dec 2014Waiting for palm style close out sale.I hope you have some time on your hands for that wait, your dream will not come true any time soon. If you read the news reports, BlackBerry isn't going away any time soon. [/fact]
Just received the backordered BBZ30.
Bye bye fruits and chocolate!
AnonD-4340, 27 Dec 2014Was wondering when they were gonna start selling Z30 at a reasonable price, and now, is better... moreCould well be the case. I agree that BB made an error of commercial judgement by overpricing the Z10 and the Z30 early in their introduction. Without carrier support, such as with Apple, Samsung and LG in particular (which is the main reason they can sell premium priced mobiles), there was never the prospect of people paying a premium outright for these mobiles in large volumes. In that sense BB management demonstrated outrageous arrogance and naivety to think otherwise. They did what others manufacturers dont do. They tried to reinvent market dynamics. Really dumb thinking. They believed their own bullshit.
Bull shit offer I seek for that price at Amazon and i find nothing Dont make black sponsoring to amazon
rebel, 27 Dec 2014But any of OS cannot compare to blackberry 10 gesture systemhave you not seen sailfish/mer os?
Was wondering when they were gonna start selling Z30 at a reasonable price, and now, is better late than never? Z30 could have sold great for around $350 6 to 12 months ago, but now, whats the interest?
Z30 was never worth much, the low display resolution placed it in the upper midrange from the start. In addition to that it was quite fat and those things made it a niche product at a time when people wanted hi-res and slim phones. BB is very late with this pricecut, they could have substantially reduced their losses if this came as a more moderate price cut earlier.
It may not matter too much, BB had learned from Z10 to not have too big stocks so its very probable that Z30 was never produced in big batches and that they waited so long with the pricecuts simply because they didnt have big stock of Z30 causing them significant inventory losses.
All very nice but with the backside dropping out of the Australian dollar it is still not worthwhile buying this mobile. What a pity they did not price this attractively 12 months ago.
These are both good phones. I went back to Passport because I wanted physical keys. Everything runs well on BlackBerry, including Firefox with AdBlock and my banking apps. I probably have more Android apps installed than native BlackBerry apps.
ok i will buy the passport in red - only if it runs android os at least, with there full android play store support - not amazon android app store. lol.
adeeb, 26 Dec 2014Nice looking phone, but is it good for a windows or Android user to step down, user wise, I h... moreBb10.3 has been awarded by some as Thursday world's best mobile os. It's not 'a step down'! Once you try it you'd think android is a joke. Read up about it, features like the 'hub' are a must for anyone trying to use their phone for business.
Fake "sales". BlackBerry Passport was going for $450~$500 before the iPhone trade-in program and as soon as the trade-in program starts the price become $550. The current Amazon price of $550 has been there since December 1st.
John, 26 Dec 2014The Z30 is an amazing touch phone and the Passport is an amazing qwerty phone. These prices... moreOnly some Android apps work, like the simple and useless ones and not even all of those. Stick to facts please, im a BB10 user and all BB10 users know perfectly well that the Android compatibility is poor at best.
Horrible this terminal .Bad Smartphone .Horrible software and design.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2014Waiting for the passport to drop down to around £300 then will hopefully be bagging oneyeap, same here.. i checked today it was at least for £430 which is so so so high
too bad that they have forgot by this offer on Europe and other markets. It is only for US and Canada
Waiting for the passport to drop down to around £300 then will hopefully be bagging one