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A screenshot is posted of what's supposedly a mid-range QWERTY BB10 phone. The phone, said to be...

A screenshot is posted of what's supposedly a mid-range QWERTY BB10 phone. The phone, said to be part of an upcoming "R-Series" BlackBerry (BBRY) line, will reportedly feature 8GB of internal storage and an unsubsidized price of $300-$400. BlackBerry has promised cheaper BB10 models will arrive later this year, and Thorsten Heins has said he wants both a QWERTY and a touchscreen BlackBerry phone for 3 different price tiers.
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  • Herr Hansa
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    That is what they need for many markets around the world which are more price sensitive. Perhaps by Q4 2013 we will see a full enough line-up and distribution to gauge continued sales potential.
    5 Apr 2013, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • leblereau
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    They have just reported Q4 2013 ...
    6 Apr 2013, 09:54 AM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    Calendar Q4 of this year 2013, to make that even more clear. I did not mean the company fiscal year.
    6 Apr 2013, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    (BBRY) is already hot in Africa. Maybe like you said: it is because the phones are a cheaper smartphone.
    7 Apr 2013, 10:42 PM Reply Like
  • ATInsider
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    It's been already stated, by the end of 2013, we will see 6 additional new devices based on BB10.
    8 Apr 2013, 02:19 AM Reply Like
  • alext1379
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    Slowly but surely. The qwerty faithful will hold the line for BlackBerry, the new devices will expand the base.


    Let quality and innovation speak to the consumer, not gimmicks and cheap prices on OS' from 2007.
    5 Apr 2013, 06:34 PM Reply Like
  • mikebator
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    This Z series converted me to a glass keyboard. But I do know what you mean.
    5 Apr 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
    , contributor
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    It's an amazing product :)
    5 Apr 2013, 10:31 PM Reply Like
  • bbryuser
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    the shorts are very misguided in picking holes in bbrys innovative line up because the North American mkt is very fragmented.
    Think warring kingdoms and by picking on a company that is important for home grown R and D and employment they are making it all the more easy for Samsung.
    That is the biggest threat to the homegrown R and D industry not apple vs bbry or mfst.
    The industry is on a major tipping point imo.
    Do the shorts want to be complicit in destroying the rebirth of home grown innovation?
    The issue is Samsung and a very fragmented Western market.
    Why take cheap shots at BBRY? There is a larger concern. Or don't they recall what happened to factory jobs?
    Bbry is evolving because it realized it was a case of evolve or die. the others have not woken up to this fact. As to why the shorts continue to pile onto BBRY when it presents the current best chance for the industry going forward is a puzzler.
    With all the fractional infighting N AM /Europe is ripe for a total take over and collapse of its industry. I hope the shorts can sleep at nights being part of this canabalization process.
    6 Apr 2013, 05:00 AM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    Just a personal view, but I found it an ugly spud. The colour is very much "early IBM", don't you think (but that's easily changed)? I'm glad to see it has a decent sized screen.
    6 Apr 2013, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • Mondego
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    Maybe it's white in bad lighting. But I see what you mean. Easily fixed though. For some reason I like it! Beautiful phones. Always wanted a Blackberry...when I was about to jump on the band-wagon I got an HTC instead...bad mistake. Used the Z10 at an AT&T store last week. Beautiful device and very efficient UI. I will be switching from my glitched out Galaxy S II. I just don't trust Samsung quality anymore, at least as phones go.
    6 Apr 2013, 12:52 PM Reply Like
  • jbde
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    X10 - keyboard on one side, touch screen on other.
    6 Apr 2013, 09:56 AM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    With, presumably, a mirror, jd (at least while learning to type)? Which would also require an upside-down YTREUQ keyboard...
    6 Apr 2013, 10:54 AM Reply Like
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