It has the same components as the two year old Q10, and they were mid-range when that phone released.
Same old hardware, same mediocre camera, same awkward screen ratio/resolution just a little bit bigger.
Build quality is like a toy, it feels so cheap on the backside. Where is the premium feel glass weave back?
Plastic camera lens cover will get easily scratched unlike the glass lens on Nexus 5 and iPhones. Plastic "toolbelt" and trackpad get scratches galore after a few days use.
Please, stay away from this cheap phone with recycled old components.
Blackberry 10 software is AMAZING, but you will get the same experience on a Q10, Z10, or even Q5 for $100 - $150 instead of getting ripped off with this $500 atrocity!
please somebody knows if the viber laste version is working properly in blackberry classic? thanks
After two years I noticed my relationship with Android went sour. To many apps that would not work jointly. My Samsung Galaxy was also too slow, kept on asking me what app to use after clicking a link. Battery went flat after less than a day, so I needed a spare battery, which also flattened quickly. Nothing safe with Galaxy either. VPN only starts after all other apps visited the internet. Like putting protection on after having intimate moments.
I thus decided to return to BB. I now have used the Classic for a week, and I am very, very, very happy.
Everything works seamless, the email, calendar, contact functionality is sublime. The Hub is really neat - it collects mail from about 10 accounts form me - but no clutter.
Other things I like:
1) VPN is automatic.
2) Predictive text is ass it should be, it even thinks about the next word you will type.
3) I can connect the Classic via wifi via a samba-link protocol, which works fine with my linux desktop.
4) Passwords can be imported into the BB keeper, which is safer than any commercial password manager out there.
5) The browser has a neat reader mode that makes a page easy to read.
6) Battery lasts more than a day!
Abu ayyad, 30 Jan 2015blackberry passport best than this crap :) I take it you bound one?
I have a BlackBerry Classic since Dec 27, 2014
Because our network used Kerio not Microsoft we can not get the e-mail working properly.
We are able to send e-mail but not to received them.
In our office we have over 75 cells including 6 BlackBerry Model 9300 , Bold etc all working well. It has been like that for over five years
BlackBerry Classic does not work.It stranged...
Some people say if we combine Kerio and Gmail we could do a set up. Very complexe.
I will have to use old technology or find another provider.
I like my BlackBerry Classic but.........
Great phone for business emails and awesome physical keyboard which no virtual keyboard can substitute. Best phone for high load of emailing.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2015Sure u need to be mature to understand what is exactly this mobile is meant for. This small sc... moreWe professionals exactly know and use the suitable devices for our tasks. We use BlackBerry for business. We other appropriate devices for other tasks.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2015This is Only ur opinion. todays All android and iphones all are business and entertainment dev... moreThis is the opinion of a lot of BlackBerry users that BlackBerry is the most suitable smartphone for business.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2015Small screen does not fulfill today's businessmen needs.Big enough screen to fulfil the needs of professionals.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 20158MP camera in 31k. Not a professional phone and camera. Below average specifications.The best camera in QWERTY phones. What 31K? The best professional phone after BlackBerry Passport. The best specification for silky smooth, bloatless BlackBerry OS 10.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2015very bad cameraPrefer decent camera in BlackBerry Classic
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2015Sure u need to be mature to understand what is exactly this mobile is meant for. This small sc... moreIt is meant for communications. In business I really dont know how to do without a Blackberry. It delivers and communicates far quicker that anyone I know that has an iPhone or Android device.
if this bb is water resistant! its gonna be the best cellphone ever!
Anonymous, 25 Jan 2015Thanks. You nailed it. Different strokes for different folks. But, apparently not everyone is ... moreSure u need to be mature to understand what is exactly this mobile is meant for. This small screen not for businessmen not for gamer or entertainment.
chideraa, 25 Jan 2015No phone is special for businessmen,but top phones for business and entertainment are below! z... moreThis is Only ur opinion. todays All android and iphones all are business and entertainment devices except blackberry.
Anonymous, 25 Jan 2015BlackBerry Classic screen is ultimately useful for professionals. Small screen does not fulfill today's businessmen needs.