Originally Posted by Rat_Boy
Wonder how much with a contract.
They better not make it TOO pricey or people on the fence about making the switch to iPhone will switch.
Yeah I am going to buy the iPhone 2 regardless now because of the price. I am going to buy the Bold if it is in line with previous BB release prices. BUT, if it is anything like the rumors of $800 or anywhere around there. I say I don't need BB that badly. But ya, your right. If it is too expensive Bold will fail. They are expanding into other markets because the pure business market is too saturated. The only way they are booming in marketshare compared to other phones right now is because the consumer market is buying blackberries now. Make it too expensive and consumers will not bite. Business customers will .. but they will lose the other half especially since $199 is the iphone 2 price.
This is not the time for RIM to get an inflated head because they are able to post huge market earnings and think people will keep buying devices at $800 or even $600. The only reason they are able to post those numbers is because of the average joe.