A new BlackBerry will probably arrive on VM too.
Hopefully a BOLD or Torch. Probably the BB 9310. US Wireless Carriers will push the BBM service features in what will probably become a favorite new device with both PrePaid and PostPaid consumers.
At $99 the BB 9310 Curve Smartphone will definitely draw subscribers on prepaid and Sub$50 price points will make this new Blackberry an easy choice for contract service subscribers. It's a BlackBerry, not some unproven smartphone from an unknown manufacturer.
No doubt about it, many are buying the VM iPhone 4 and 4S, it is nearly impossible to beat the BT/300 service plan @ $35($30 w/auto-pay). The $650 price point is not going to deter people that want to reduce their post paid service bill @ AT&T or @ VZW.
Operating without a contract makes you far more valuable.
Yeah, Blackberry is pretty much dead. If VM released a BB phone, I highly doubt it'd do well, even at $100. People just don't want it. They'd rather have Android, iOS, or Windows
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A BB 9310 on Virgin Mobile would definitely sell well on the BT service plans. It's never "too late" to provide subscribers what they want. There is a large segment of wireless service subscribers that prefers messaging features and capabilities to data features.
WiFi seems to now be available in more places all the time, the BB 9310 might be a great device for Virgin Mobile to expand their BT service options into new lower price points featuring BT service plans without data, yet include Unlimited BBM.
A $20 BT/100 service plan featuring Unlimited Messaging and Unlimited BBM would definitely work for many subscribers.
While android tries to be a value priced iPhone alternative, maybe Blackberry wants their image to be uniquely Blackberry.
Maybe Virgin Mobile and/or Boost will soon have a version of the Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Smartphone too...
The Nokia veep was interviewed by Neowin and said that for those mobile phone users who want to experience the Nokia Lumia line without changing carriers, "very soon" there will be Lumia models available for Verizon and Sprint customers. In the U.S., the Nokia Lumia 710 is available on T-Mobile with the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. Last December, there was word that AT&T and Verizon were both testing an LTE enabled Nokia Lumia 800 although nothing ever came from it. Kerris said that the current Lumia models will receive updates all the way to Windows Phone 7.8, keeping the product line fresh.
The 610 would probably be a nice option on pre-paid, especially if it were the new NFC variant. Of course they could also go with the 710 since its already established here in the US.
Let's hope Sprint speeds up their future Nokia device introductions...
Typing on a screen is not the easiest thing to adjust to when using small screen devices, you might have a better experience with a larger screen. Maybe Sprint/Virgin Mobile will provide the HTC EVO Shift to prepaid VM subscribers in the next few months since it is now discontinued from Sprint post paid.
The quote from the expert is disagreeing with the writer's question. Yet in the last sentence, the writer is shoveling dirt into the grave that he thinks his expert just dug!Luckily for those who still enjoy their physical QWERTYs, this doesn't necessarily mean HTC horizontal sliders are gone forever. HTC design guru, Claude Zellweger, said, "I don't think it's [the keyboard] dead...there's a die-hard community around it." However, I think it's safe to say this is one of the final nails in the coffin.
Read the quote by itself: "I don't think it's [the keyboard] dead...there's a die-hard community around it."
To me, the quote implies the physical keyboard isn't going anywhere. There are die-hard supporters of it like me who won't buy a phone without one. The might as well have been a phrase in front of that sentence that said "You might think it's dead, but..."