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Originally Posted by dubai_bb Just cuz its touch doesnt make it better. disputing that touch ... BlackBerry Bold forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubai_bb View Post
    Just cuz its touch doesnt make it better.
    disputing that touch devices are not the future is more insane then the prices. Think about this, touch devices can save on materials that make up the buttons. That is just one plus.

    I am not saying I dont like my buttons, because I do, but times change.


    btw Dubai has all that buiding and cash flow going on, no wonder the costs are higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by europamo View Post
    btw Dubai has all that buiding and cash flow going on, no wonder the costs are higher.
    lol.... I was waiting for that one

    I always check in other places and the prices are the same if not higher for unlocked devices. Whether its Europe or other parts of Asia. Everyone comes here to do their shopping because supposedly its cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by europamo View Post
    disputing that touch devices are not the future is more insane then the prices. Think about this, touch devices can save on materials that make up the buttons. That is just one plus.

    I am not saying I dont like my buttons, because I do, but times change.


    btw Dubai has all that buiding and cash flow going on, no wonder the costs are higher.
    If you want to go that far, then you could say that touchscreen is old-school and that hand gestures or mind-reading is the future. The material-saving point is really not much of a point to argue on, very negligible.

    But let's keep this on topic:
    I would probably give in and fork over the 400-500 for a new 9000, but $900 or more would make me squirm.

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    However I have to admit that it was very hard for me when I forked over $550 for my 8800, then $500 for 8300. That much for an ''Edge'' phone, thats sim locked!

    To be honest when I bought the first one I didnt know it was sim locked, because they have NEVER sold sim locked phones here before. Blackberries are the first.

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    All I can say is I'm an avid fan of Blackberries. Started with the 8700 and now using the 8820. Its gonna be really interesting to see how well hese new up and coming Blackberrier stand up with a lot of the devices that are coming out. Iphone definitely has the core needs of a cellular/smartphone down pack. Especially for a first generation device. All companies are taking heed to this; RIM as well. They won't say it directly but its obvious. Apple is being very blatant in what they are going after. Its time for RIM to take off their tap dancing shoes and knuckle up or it will be like having a knife at a gun fight. Email will not be enough.

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    I would rather feed my kids, or get a refridgerator that we need and wait for the price to drop.I just couldn't justify it.


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    imo...9k is too ugly for that price...lol
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    OMG $1k for the 9000, who are they kidding?

    On a serious note IF, and I say IF, that is going to be the actual cost for the device, I am sure with a new activation with various carriers, it would only cost $400-$600 or something similar.

    Still though, this would be a huge mistake for RIM and their shareholders to launch a device that it seems like the mass majority of BB users dislike and at such a high cost. Seems like putting all your eggs in one EXPENSIVE basket.

    Maybe the trackball is an actual pearl from the ocean, or maybe the keys are coated in platinum perhaps. I see no other reason for such a high cost, unless the device can in fact Spawn Dragons from the convenience key of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post
    OMG $1k for the 9000, who are they kidding?

    On a serious note IF, and I say IF, that is going to be the actual cost for the device, I am sure with a new activation with various carriers, it would only cost $400-$600 or something similar.

    Still though, this would be a huge mistake for RIM and their shareholders to launch a device that it seems like the mass majority of BB users dislike and at such a high cost. Seems like putting all your eggs in one EXPENSIVE basket.

    Maybe the trackball is an actual pearl from the ocean, or maybe the keys are coated in platinum perhaps. I see no other reason for such a high cost, unless the device can in fact Spawn Dragons from the convenience key of course
    I think you are right about it being around $400-$600 with new contracts and all those rebates and stuff you guys have.

    Did you check what we were discussing on the first page? If Nokia charges that much for phones and they are sold out for months after release why cant blackberry for something better.

    Previous page:

    "why not....... If Nokia can sell that many at that price why wouldn't Blackberry be able to. I think this price tag shows that Blackberry is waking up and seeing the potential for mobile sales outside North America. Where a higher percentage of users demand a higher model phone and are willing to pay for it. Phone companies wouldn't be able to give away for free in Europe or other parts of the developed world 90% of the phones sold in North America.

    It makes more sense to me that RIM doesn't care whether "Joe Blow" is willing to spring for a 9000 on his next upgrade at contract time, however is finally reaching out to the customers who have been demanding a higher end phone from Rim and don't have a problem paying for it.

    I hope that is their strategy, because you have the curve and 8800 for the masses and now its time to hit the niche market which is buying everything else except BB's and changing their phones every 6 months."
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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~$1K? Ha ha, hope not. The features sound great, looks.. okay but for that kind of money I don't know. I would have to take a look at other phones and compare them before dropping that kind of cash.

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    Who actually "likes" the new handset design.
    Name three people (four if you want a bonus cookie!)
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    I don't think anyone would pay that much for a phone anyway. That's just plan to much.

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