Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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Price, G3
by pgquiles on Thu 31st Jan 2013 00:07 UTC
pgquiles
Member since:
2006-07-16

Both Q10 and Z10 is too expensive and look remarkably similar to the Jiayu G3 Android phone.

They need to launch cheaper phones if they want to get a piece of the market.

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RE: Price, G3
by chithanh on Thu 31st Jan 2013 10:08 in reply to "Price, G3"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

The Z10 is a premium device. Official UAE price is AED 2599 which is in line with SGS3 and iPhone 5. Unofficial unsubidized price in UK is reported to be GBP 480. That is three times the ASP (average sales price) of smartphones.

I predict that BlackBerry won't sell many and will have to cut the price substantially within 2 months of launch.

Where did you find pricing information about the Q10?

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RE[2]: Price, G3
by Adurbe on Thu 31st Jan 2013 10:24 in reply to "RE: Price, G3"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

These are and will stay the premium products.

As they have done for years, they release the bold @£400+ then a few months later release a budget version or two (curve)

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RE: Price, G3
by Chrispynutt on Fri 1st Feb 2013 15:46 in reply to "Price, G3"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

The G3 is one handsome phone, wasn't aware of it.

I agree with Thom though, the Z10 is lovely in white.

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