Update: Bell and Sonim launch three new rugged PTT phones including “Intrinsically Safe” BOLT 2 IS


  • Kelley

    I hate it when new phones come out and they are exclusive to a carrier. I will not switch carriers for a phone and I’m sure there are lots of other people out there like me. So these smartphone companies and limiting their sales by going exclusively to one carrier, why do they do this?

    • RJay Mirosovsky

      Because the Carrier is giving them boat loads of money, thats why. Whatever lost revenue they would have lost is made up that way.

    • Bob

      O RLY?

      Look into Lumia 920 exclusivity. This sh*t tanked. Nokia LOST money on a deal by going with Robbers.

      Let’s look at the opposite side of the spectrum – Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4. No exclusivity. Sold kajillions.

      I am not a math major, but putting yourself inside of a box kills your profits.

    • RJay Mirosovsky

      False, Rogers gave them a pile of cash to have it only with them. Have you seen how well windows phone sell? They dont. I think its a fantastic phone but its a very niche market so they were actually smart to do it. They have made more money from that then if they would have released multi carrier right off the bat. The reason the Galaxys have sold well is that there incredibly popular, has nothing else to do with it. I get what your saying. I do. But with Niche phones this is a safer bet.

    • Bob

      920 is Nokia’s flagship device, and could have been huge, have they not put their future in the hands of Rogers. As it turned out, Rogers was indifferent to the success of 920, and sales directly reflect that.

      Now I know that Nokia does not regard Canada as their primary market, but were they to release Nokia to all carriers, followed by a few million in advertising, the phone would have sold much better, and the adoption rate of the WP platform would have increased.

      Sure they’ve received a “pile of cash” form Rogers, but it cost them more in the end in terms of lower revenue, lesser penetration, and slower adoption rates.

    • RJay Mirosovsky

      It never could have been huge, WP8 sales are terribly low, no one buys them. They wouldn’t have made more releasing on other networks. With a niche device like this, appealing to only a few people. Dude learn the industry. Smart move. I don’t like it, i’d rather everything be available everywhere but that wont be the case. And btw a few million in advertising wont do much, look at HTC. You need hundreds of millions for a really solid ad campaign and Nokia cannot afford that.