After switching from a BB to a Android Nexus 3 years I made the switch back to BB 1 year ago and chose the Classic over the Passport only because of the device size as it fits comfortable in my hand and with the wave of my thumb I can do nearly anything I want to do with apps. I love the battery life, the stability of the BB10 OS but what I really love is that this phone is so solid as my productivity tool that I use day in and day out I no longer have to worry about OS or app issues as I did on my Nexus. I use it as a phone, mobile hotspot and with Bridge my Pebble time steel smartwatch is a natural extension of the phone. Plus for the boo birds out there I have the Android apps I need with the Google Play store installed so I have the best of both worlds on this device.
The BB eco system is also beyond compare as far as I am concerned as I use BB Blend throughout the day and as a result my BB Classis is the hub for all of my communication needs weather business or personal.
If I want to play games or otherwise kill some time I have a Nexus 7 tablet for that sort of thing, but for getting stuff done day in and day out my BB Classic rocks.
I like. Classic simply because its inbuilt memory and battery life made me to be interested on it.
Fedup, 09 Mar 2016Been a Blackberry owner for years, put up with the derision and the often frustrating glitches... moreI don't undersand how your device can delete a lot of e-mails; i used BB classic overall for that and never happened to lose one. You can set your device for maintain the e-mails on your server and maybe make more attention coz it's really puzzling what you said.
I'm an owner of BB Classic; i never had a smartphone before coz i thought phone was just for call and sms and i prefere to mantein my nokia device, but after had a BB i can say it's perfect for all my needs.
I often used android phne coz it's really diffuse and (how you know) it's impossible to avoid, but i never be satisfied by those.
I installed a lott of .apk apps and the most run really good, but also if BB world are pretty low of apps i can say it's better than play store or amazon store (on my BB) and i always found what i need.
All kind of social apps works on BB device, also if i think it's often to use what's app than other, i don't understand how somebody can say the battery is a defect, considering that i can stay 2 days without chargebattery.
The design is really cool and i'm sure the components are too.
I think you have to try this device coz deserves all euro i spent.
i hope to see more BB in our hands, don't panic, try it!
Been a Blackberry owner for years, put up with the derision and the often frustrating glitches that the various models have had but I've remained loyal. Up until now and after over 12 months of persevering with BB10 via a Z10, a Passport and a Classic I've finally got to admit defeat. Blackberry you make a great phone but your software is beyond appalling. Numerous hangups, a phone that deletes not one but swathes of emails without warning, texts that disappear and photos that vanish. Phone calls that are made yet don't register in the call log and a phone that switches itself to silent without input. Screen requests to delete data that are cancelled and then go right along and do it anyway, operating systems that are wiped then reloaded that continue with the same problems and a desktop link system that hangs up, doesn't communicate with the phone and when it does, does not carry out the actions requested? You've beaten me Blackberry, no wonder you're on your last legs and such a pity. I wonder if anyone at Blackberry actually reads these customer comments as it doesn't seem to manifest in better products? What am I switching to? Not a clue as I'm disgusted with myself for paying over $400 for a phone through sheer loyalty and being the owner of such a let down product.
Rajat, 29 Feb 2016Is that phone support CDMA network...???This one no, but the Non-Camera version of BlackBerry Classic suppots CDMA.
Ivan, 24 Feb 2016I have full problem with battery only 10 h with no using full on net. Optimizie your BlackBerry apps that are running in background by checking their permissions.
Even if they are closed, some BlackBerry apps are running in background consuming CPU, RAM and battery!
Ahmedmep, 24 Feb 2016well the device is very good looking n well crafted also the speakers r very good loud & c... moreYou can find Facebook Messenger in BlackBerry World here http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/58299022
Also check here http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/50777
And have a look here http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/59986239
I can tell you for sure the fact that in Amazon App Store there is Skype for BlackBerry http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-blackberry/
Ivan, 24 Feb 2016I have full problem with battery only 10 h with no using full on net. Can u explain more? Do you run on 4G? How about bluetooth? Screen brightness n etc.
well the device is very good looking n well crafted also the speakers r very good loud & clear.
i used both the android & iOS systems so i was disappointed about some things when i hold the device:
Both the BB world store & amazon app stores are very poor in apps like for instance i didnt find the Facebook messenger app which i use so much to make calls, also the skype to contact with my family & friends more over if i wanted to download this apps i need to make some side loads even so some apps didn't work like fb messenger & youtube, also the point which i liked The FM radio it actually great to have it but i wasn't able to record any media from it.
so my advice to make it a perfect device is to make its app store wider to have apps that anybody uses nowadays.
Amar , 20 Feb 2016Does it required bb plans or email can be used on wifiOn normal plan n wifi is good enough
Just updated to 10.3 and now the camera won't start working. Please helpT.T
NK, 14 Feb 2016Just wanted to know if I can download android apps like True caller, Ola apps etc which is nor... moreBB10 OS is able to run MOST of android apps. Some of them will work fine some don't - Keep in mind that we are talking about BlackBerry OS and not Android, therefore the fact that a BB10 OS can run Android applications is a bonus. I don't have to many android apps installed into my BB, but applications that I have installed on my Classic run smoothly.
You can download and install Android apps from Amazon AppStore, or you can download android apps line .apk from a third party website and then install it on your Classic.
BB10 OS (including BlackBerry Classic) can operate with regular APN Internet. YOU DON'T NEED BLACKBERRY APN INTERNET for it.
e-Mail, BBM, BlackBerry World, Internet Browser will work fine with regular APN Internet.
Of course, if you have a BES server and you wanna link your BlackBerry to that server you can do it without any problems.