BlackBerry Q10 to sell for $249 on two-year contract in US

BlackBerry Q10 to sell for $249 on two-year contract in US

BlackBerry wants us to pay a premium for the physical keyboard the Q10 sports. According to this Bloomberg report, the second BlackBerry 10 device (after Z10) will go for $249 with a two-year contract, making it more expensive than the iPhone 5, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Not sure that’s a wise strategy, but what do I know. Perhaps the Canadian company is betting its die-hard fans are willing to pay a premium for the classic-looking BlackBerry, perhaps not. In any case, we’re sure some carriers and especially third-party retailers like Amazon, Wirefly and Walmart will slash the Q10’s price in no time at all.

I do know few folks who waited for this phone for quite some time now, and for them, paying few extra bucks shouldn’t come as a problem. We’ll see whether there’s enough of these users to help BlackBerry get back to the market. Or they all switched to iPhone and Android…

[Via: Engadget]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    The way I see it – it will sell in volumes. Not SGS4 volumes, but BlackBerry should be able to move at least few million Q10 units. Pretty much every existing BlackBerry owner who still haven’t bought the Z10 will want this device.

  • Microsoftjunkie

    That’s a lot. That should be priced no where near High end phone status. That phone should go for $49 or $99. Don’t think they’re going to sale much , unless more business users choose this.

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