BlackBerry Z10 now $99.99 with a 3-year contract in Canada
posted by Alan F. / Mar 16, 2013, 11:29 AM
phone? It also makes us take a more analytical look at the announcement that BlackBerry is offering its Secure Work Space to iOS and Android users. Using its expertise in the enterprise to offer secure solutions to iOS and Android sounds like we are about to see BlackBerry concentrate on licensing software. Offering BlackBerry Balance as a BYOD solution for iOS and Android allows BlackBerry to continue to have a stake in enterprise-related mobile even if its own hardware isn't moving.
Some will argue that the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 on AT&T this coming Friday will be the true test to see if the company can survive. Others point to the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 with that iconic physical QWERTY and say that we must wait for that device to launch to get the whole picture. Regardless, this price cut, coming so close to the U.S. launch, cannot bode well for BlackBerry.
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I wouldn't get a 3 year contract with the Galaxy S5 nevermind this thing
posted on Mar 16, 2013, 11:33 AM 5
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I realize that 3-year is the norm North of the Border, the price of phones is generally increasing, and the price structure may be different in Canada, but isn't the time of the 3-year contract about over? The cycle for revamping lines is much shorter, which feeds directly into the consumer desire to change devices soon.
posted on Mar 16, 2013, 2:03 PM 1
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Down to $99 in what, less than a month? Sounds like soft demand to me.
posted on Mar 16, 2013, 11:38 AM 2
Well for one, you have to consider it's a 3-year contract; which I'd had to be forced to even consider buying a Z10 and be stuck w/ it for 3-years. But despite that Blackberry has stated that the Z10 is selling well, I find it hard to believe that now. If the Z10 can't even sell well in it's home country (given that they are already lowered the price), just imagine how it's going to sell in the U.S. I'm sure the carriers are going to lower the price to free on a 2-year contract after the first month or two after it launches. Even third-party retailers like LetsTalk, Wirefly, and Amazon may even lunch it at $49, or even free at launch.
posted on Mar 16, 2013, 12:37 PM 1
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