Watching BlackBerry fail at making BB 10-OS based smartphones popular and challenging the likes of Samsung or Apple as far as mobile sales go has been painful for many months now, but the situation is becoming downright embarrassing.
For the Canadian company, of course, who seems so very keen to exit the hardware manufacturing business through the back door. It was only a few days ago that T-Mobile pounded yet another nail in BB’s coffin by pulling all BlackBerries from physical stores, which prompted Thorsten Heins and the gang to start selling their failing devices through their own official website.
An apparently logical and smart move, but get this – the unlocked, SIM-free Z10 costs $449, whereas the Q10 goes for $549. I honestly don’t know how I should respond to this. Specifically, whether to laugh or cry.
Oh, well, I think I’ll go for the former, since BlackBerry’s financial woes shouldn’t be pitied by anyone. After all, the big kahunas in charge of the company have made more money over the last decade than you and I will get to see in our lifetimes.
All joking, snarkiness and references to classical memes aside, if there’s someone somewhere crazy enough to actually ponder scoring a Q10 or Z10 through BB’s online store, keep in mind the two will work on AT&T and T-Mobile but not Sprint or Verizon.
They are both available in two color options, black and white, and as for their tech specs, I’d rather not get into detail. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not awful, it’s just the value for money is, how shall I put it delicately, crappy.