BlackBerry Classic Smartphone Hearkens Back To Company’s Heritage

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davide445

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As owner of BB Z10 can say BB 10 it's a beautiful system and the device itself is really good.

After being a Nokia fan for a decade and especially of Enterprise qwerty series I was thinking going to full touch will be really shocking.

Fact is you really became used to new way of interact, so good for Classic series for business fast mail writer, but probably my next device will be a Passport, much more flexible with a bigger screen and still a keyboard.
 

invlem

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I'm glad they're still around.

They make great phones for people not obsessed with having 1000 apps installed on their phone. The OS is solid as a rock and everything just works like it should with no fiddling or having to find the right app from a sea of millions of junk ones.

I'm using an android right now, but this phone might be the one to bring be back to blackberry.
 

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The BlackBerry OS is terrific. I'm curious what the phones specs will be? I own the Passport and it is a great device but it's width takes getting used to. The Classic is a bigger phone than the Q10 and if it has a cpu near the Passports it may be a better "keyboard" phone. I'm glad BlackBerry is still in the marketplace.
 

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BlackBerry might have been in a better position today if they sold this along side the Z10 and Q10 when they launched.
 

actsai

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BlackBerry lost my loyalty, when it said "PB customers f*ck off" a new tablet costing $120 should have been a good hint so was the relatively undeveloped App World after 2 years since PB came out; that being said, I do miss physical keyboard; nobody made them anymore and Bluetooth it isn't the same.

But the flipside is still there, repack an Android compile? Why not natively the way OS/2 did to Windows 93? For this reason it is still a flop in long run.
 

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1 - How hard is it for ANY company to make an Android phone with... a... physical... KEYBOARD?! Samsung used to have a Android 2.x phone with a slider keyboard - which seemed more usable than a blackberry.

2 - Never liked the old blackberries anyway... the OS blew chunks, difficult to work with, crashed a lot, required removing the many many update-patches to fix... blah.

3- They spend over 3 years from the time they bought an OS (QNX) to make it work for a damn phone... rather stupid, no? Might as well did it in-house or simple gone Android to begin with... NOW, that would have sold them a crap-load a phones!
 
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