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Old 01-27-2011, 09:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pearl 2 ont successful?

Well, in the US, AT&T didn't start selling the darned thing until nearly 6 whole months after it was originally announced.

Then, they haven't bothered to reduce the price on the thing to a reasonable level.

Meanwhile, the Torch gets announced and released with a big marketing push between the Pearl 3G's announcement and eventual release with virtual neglect by AT&T. The only people who even knew about the Pearl 3G was those of us who have been waiting for a good upgrade from our old Pearl for years (like me, with my 8100).

I ended up getting the Torch last December while they had them for 1 cent for a refurbished model and a 2-year renewal.

How much for a new Torch? $100 for a 2 year contract. Same for the Curve 3G, BTW.

How much for a Pearl 3G? $150 for a 2 year contract.

The 9100 is not successful because AT&T is pricing it to sit on their shelves. Why? I don't know. But when the little Pearl 3G is the most expensive BlackBerry that AT&T offers by 50 flippin' bucks, what do you think will happen?
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