Leaked memo shows the BlackBerry Z30 with a SRP of $699.95, unlocked at Bell
The company claims that its decision was made months ago and had nothing to do with BlackBerry's current problems. A Rogers spokesman said that the company could only support 15 to 17 models and needs to concentrate on phones that its customers will buy. The spokesman noted that there were other times in the past when it did not carry a new 'Berry model and added that it does support the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.
On Monday morning, a leaked memo showed that the BlackBerry Z30 will have a SRP (suggested retail price) of $699.95 on Bell. Unknown is the subsidized pricing for the handset, which will be available with two and three year contracts. The BlackBerry Z30 will feature a 5 inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 720 x 1280, which works out to a pixel density of 295ppi. A dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro is under the hood with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available. The rear-facing camera is 8MP with aperture of f/2.2 for clear pictures in low-light conditions. Video is captured in 1080 x 1920 at 30fps. Meanwhile, the front-facing snapper weighs in at 2MP. The 2880mAh cell should offer good battery life, and BlackBerry 10.2 will be driving the phone.
2. Rocksteady (Posts: 183; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)
As if Blackberry needs this now.
They got to price their devices right to help boost the sales rate.
Seriously, who is gonna spend that amount of money on a device that runs a platform on the verge of death?!
5. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Governments around the world are buying them by the boatloads because of all the snooping that's been going around. Intergovernmental snooping. Governments snooping on international companies. .... Secrets to some are more valuable than 1000 folds on the SRP of these.
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2099; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Too costly. Why some OEMs are keeping this hefty price tags? IDK.
Still keeping these prices while dying. Strange!!!
6. jellmoo (Posts: 452; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
"Unknown is the subsidized pricing for the handset, which will be available with two and three year contracts."
Canadian carriers have recently gotten rid of 3 year contracts.
7. Dastrix (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Seriously? Wayy to overpriced. Moving on... BB needs to capitalize on key markets where its brand is still relevant, especially in Asia and Africa, and that means making features phones just like Nokia Asha. Ashas have known success in these regions because of Nokia's brand reputation. But no, BB went the flagship way... How the heck can this compete? This phone is dead upon arrival. All the best BB, enjoy making your last phone while it lasts.