01-27-2011, 09:18 AM
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| | 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?