Looks like Sprint is mulling over dropping the entire Blackberry lineup if they can't negotiate a better price on the Q10 phone. They skipped the Z10 smartphone saying that they would offer the Q10 instead, but now that the Z10 launch at the other 3 major U.S. carriers appears to be going poorly they are reconsidering the Q10. Sprint believes that to have chance at decent sales the Q10 needs to start with a retail price of $100 combined with a 2 year contract. At the current per unit price from Blackberry Sprint doesn't feel it can make a go of the Q10. Also, since the BB7 phones are now barely selling, Sprint management believes that the best option may be to stop selling all Blackberry devices entirely and and streamline their vendor relationships.
You do not want to sell devices to Sprint anyway. With the amount of debt they have and considering that they DO NOT MAKE MONEY! You would be hard pressed to collect your accounts receiables!
As well Blackberry if they sell to Sprint should modify the contract to only allow for a cash sale!
Q10 is priced 50$ higher in Canada than the Z10. 199$ + 3 year contract vs 149$ + 3 year contract
As for sprint, if your network isn't as good as the others...u gotta find something to give you an edge so i guess they're hoping for initial pricing.
They can cut BB7, but without the Q10, they won't retain current BB7 subscribers.... the BB7 owner will switch to Q10 so it won't affect Blackberry...just Sprint.
If I were Blackberry, I would not only refuse to give them special pricing but impose a minimum purchase order seeing they didn't support the Z10 launch.
Yea right. Did the sprint CEO told ya that? Or perhaps the BB CEO whispered to you? Some people so good in starting stories. Sprint is probably begging for the Q10 and BB wants to look after Verizon first.