I'm looking forward to buying this phone as long as it is not overpriced. Let's hope BlackBerry gets some more market share..
i went to a Blackberry 10 conference before its release. it looked great, one thing that was said by the Blackberry team was that they had enough money in the bank to cover their overheads for 15 years. it means that if they made nothing for the the next 15 years you could still afford to pay everyone. so why are they getting rid of staff? sort it out Blackberry
techknow, 22 Sep 2013The C series first sank Nokia ( c5, c6-00, c7, etc). Now its BBs turnUmm, no. But keep thinking that if it makes sense to you
The C series first sank Nokia ( c5, c6-00, c7, etc). Now its BBs turn
The problem of BlackBerry phones is the astronomical price of their phones.
This is the size of Z10, and it is mid range. I believe its targeted for mid range phone users. Can you come up with a super fast smartphone and bigger screen size? It doesn't matter which processor you are using as long as its performance is equivalent to octa-core performance.
This happens when a Company while reaching top position stops innovating and start ruling the roost. Respect your customers and keep innovating to deliver them good services. In the year of octa core, BBM is still investing on snapdragon 400. The disaster is imminent !!!
Well, the price of the Z10 is about US $500 in most of Asia at the moment. That's no contract, unlocked.
If you look at Blackberry's strategy, it makes sense from a product pricing perspective (much more so than Apple with the iphones, more on that). They have the large screen format Z30 (A30) coming out shortly to compete with the other 5" and larger flagship phones. Now they have this phone coming out as it's budget phone. If Blackberry gets this phone in the USD 250 price range (no contract) it should be a hit.
Apple's strategy is all over the place. In Asia they're still selling the 3GS for under USD 300 along side the 4, 4s and 5. Now they have the 5c (which is just the 5 with a plastic cover) priced at over 400 off contract and the 5s that will cost you an arm, leg and first born child off contract. Even with their new top line phone (5s), which are always highly profitable, they continue to lose market share outside the USA. Their 5c is not competitive from a price standpoint and will be more expensive than their 4s. It's hard to see this strategy reversing the trend of losing market share to Android in most the world and WP8 in South America.
Although Blackberry is struggling, it shouldn't surprise anyone. That's what happens when you don't come out with a new product for 2 years - the market leaves you behind. Their OS10 is a solid platform and the Z10 is a very high quality phone. It would be sad to see BB go the way of Nokia as it leaves us consumers with one less choice in the market.
buzz, 22 Sep 2013I don't understand why all these people complain about the price. You can buy the Q10 for $79,... morePrice on plan is irrelevant because most of the cost is hidden in the monthly fee. Cost of an unlocked and uncontracted phone for outright purchase is the relevant number for most of the world.