If a CDMA version is launched and available on Ting an MVNO using Sprint's network. I think I'll Bite. All of my smartphones so far have been android and I'm looking to try something new for a change. I'm not a fan of the Microsoft offerings and would never even consider Apples locked down ecosystem. I certainly like what I have seen so far from BB 10 I'll reserve final judgement until I have something in my hand to try.
I won't even be trying any of the new BB devices there is no need for me to I was never a fan of ANY of their old hardware or OS and these new phones don't offer me, a non-business user, a single benefit over ANY of the other mobile platforms here in the US.
As for those who are interested in these devices, why? Exclude BB10 for a moment and forcus ont hardware and you will instantly see there is little to no value either in its price or configuration. The hardware is sub-par and at best only equal to phones out almost a year ago without even being available in the US yet and once it is released here it will be going up against hardware refreshes by Samsung, HTC, Sony, Apple, with Nokia to follow shortly after and LG after that further dating the Z10 hardware right after its launch here. $250 without a contract seems a lot more appropriate.
As for BB10 i'll admit I don't know all the details but what does it offer over the competition that warrants a price premium? If you are a business user I get it... but I would also get it if they hung onto their "personal" mobile phone as well.
it just seems like BB is passing on the cost of developing BB10, and its delay, to the consumer.
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