Leak reveals entry-level BlackBerry 10 model
0. phoneArena 04 Apr 2013, 12:48 posted on
Multiple sources are claiming that BlackBerry is going to offer a low-end "R-Series" which will resemble a mini version of the BlackBerry Q10 with a physical QWERTY keyboard; the device is expected to be available this summer with a MSRP in the area of $300 to $400 (that is obviously sans contract) and will offer side slots for the microSIM and microSD cards...
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1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
But it looks like the back still remains the same.....Don't tell me this is just an advanced Z10!
2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Oops..forget to edit the comment.
Don't tell me this is just an advanced Z10 with combination of Q10!
6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Entry level? But isnt the Z10 already an entry-level phone itself?
7. Hemlocke (unregistered)
No, the Z10 is not "entry level." $200 on contract is not a gimme phone.
8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
RIM Can keep whatever price they want but it does not make the 210 a premiUn Phone. Unf,'nished unstable Software and mediocre hardware of The 210 make it very fri from being a premier device.
10. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't think so dude, have you tried the Z10 before?
14. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
He hasn't. The software is real good, although the hardware isn't that wowy and the design and materials could have been better. As a matter of fact, BB10, MeeGo and Symbian can mult-task better than android does and do it in lesser amount of hardware. iOS and WP are more fluid but don't multi-task truly. The only argument in favor of android is number of apps and customizing ability (not applicable to 75% of those who use android).
15. Hemlocke (unregistered)
I own one, and you are spot on. Yes, the hardware and build could have more "wow," but it doesn't feel cheap like the S3, and the OS has true horsepower. The apps will come. I'm enjoying this handset far more than any Android phone I have owned.
3. ZeroCide (Posts: 696; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
If the Z10 is any indication of the phone quality. Seems like more junk from RIM.... too bad.
4. cse.vicky (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
If Google can come up with a brilliant phone aka Nexus at a good price, why cant these companies offer something similar ???
5. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
google makes their revenue from services (advertisements) they provides; ie gmail, maps, search, ect and all the free apps in the play store that have the spinning advertisements at the top/ bottom or sometimes both.
so google can eat the cost to have their partner put out a product because the returning yield will be that much higher. the manufacturing partner doesnt care usually because they still offer a high end device that will have huge returns as well so both companies win.
blackberry is a closed ecosystem and the only real service they offer is BBM. so they make money off the hardware and not as much off the software so if they sell it at a lower cost they wont see any growth.
9. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Yep. Google's only cost to you is your personal information, contacts, your social habit info, your location.... They likely have enough information about you to take your identity.
11. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
LOL, i thought Thorsten Heins said he is not interested in making low end models? There was such an article here in PA
That looks like a sketch by a 5 year old by the way
16. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Complete garbage. Just like any blackberry. If you buy any of this crap with all the great th android phones out you don't deserve a phone. Close the doors Thorsten it will be better for everyone!