If you are a blackberry user, the automatic assumption is that you are a has-been tech idiot. When it comes to computers and tablets, I am a Mac guy. My company provides me with an iPhone 5s. So when I say I chose a Blackberry as a personal phone, I made an educated choice. My previous phone was a Q10. So I was somewhat disappointed with the 'specs' of the Classic. But I chose it anyway, and I have no regrets. BB10.3 runs circles around IOS. It is so much more intuitive. Emailing, messaging, sharing - so superior to anything out there. The keyboard is fantastic. I do fine typing on glass. But I don't want to. This is why, in my opinion, iphone typers are so brief and unexpressive. LOL. OMG... I'm an English major (and a pilot). The physical keyboard is more natural and frees expression. As a business user, this fact alone would win me over to Blackberry. Now further on this subject, spell correction, auto correct, etc, is simply atrocious on IOS. I can't believe how bad it is without complaint or comment. Blackberry gets it right, and is never too intrusive. These are really the primary reasons I have chosen Blackberry for a phone. At the risk of sounding arrogant, I believe it is the phone for smart people. Now on to the 'toolbelt'. To my surprise I am finding the back button to be very useful. Likewise the end call button. To m surprise, I'm using the trackpad less than I expected. Cursor placement is much improved with BlackBerry 10.3, and actually easier by touch. The browser is fast enough. I don't see an improvement with my iphone 5s. In fact the Blackberry seems to have better reception, so which one is really faster? The Classic is fast. I upgraded from a Q10. I considered the Passport, which in terms of specs and innovation would have been a real upgrade. But I didn't want a device that big. The Classic IS an upgrade. 10.3 is great. The screen size is great. (And iPhone users, when you type or work on a document (unlikely), how big is the portion of your screen displaying your text? It's smaller than the Classic,and the Q10...) Hardware: the iPhone is beautiful, especially iPhone 6. But the Classic is a wonderful piece of hardware. It's heavy in a good way. It's built like a tank, and the iPhone looks so fragile in comparison. The Classic feels good in your hands. It looks sophisticated. It looks Classic. I love it as a piece of hardware. I love Mac computers. The iPad Mini is fantastic. But I don't want an even smaller one in my pocket. For that role it's Blackberry for me. No tech reviewer will ever get it.
Fresh BB User, 29 Jun 2015It is a pleasure to use a Classic. It is really a classic product. Smooth and versatile keybo... moreHi I am happy to hear a faithful conzumer like you. I am presently a Z10 owner and would like to own the Classic at some time. I have made some research about it and found out that me and this handset can enter into union.
Ryan, 30 Jun 2015Blackberry Z3 is the best, you wont go wrong with it,i just love it, i get everything i want i... moreHi I agrEe with you regarding the BIS. My Z10 is everything I want it to be, but the exclusion of BIS in these handsets is really downside for us consumers. Blackberry RIM has gotten us in this area they were rude to us I hate them
teo, 05 Jul 2015You should check before you bought - that's the only mistake you did! I use Classic and Passpo... moreHi I disagree. Blackberry 10 handsets do not lack or miss applications as one would put it. The upgrade to OS 10.3 has boosted the Blackberry 10 smartphones in a lot of ways. The Amazon apps has a lot of applications you can download to your Blackberry 10 the same way the Android conzumer has those applicationz. Blackberry fanz out there do not panic, your Blackberries 10 handsets are now more funnier than the Android handsets. Yours just look after your handsets and pour enough Data bundles
Vikrantt Mohan, 04 Jul 2015I was overjoyed to have Classic on hand but it did not last longer. Doesn't support many appli... moreYou should check before you bought - that's the only mistake you did! I use Classic and Passport without any problems and I don't miss any aplications. I check things before I buy them.
I was overjoyed to have Classic on hand but it did not last longer. Doesn't support many applications nor has its own. One of the greatest mistake of my life to have gone back to BlackBerry.How stupid I am.
Fresh BB User, 29 Jun 2015It is a pleasure to use a Classic. It is really a classic product. Smooth and versatile keybo... moreFRESH BB, funny you mention this. I too type without looking. When I walk and type I dont have my neck looking at the phone but looking forward lol love this machine
harry, 26 Jun 2015Dear all, I have black berry and regular user of black berry, presently using 9720 this is my... moreBlackberry Z3 is the best, you wont go wrong with it,i just love it, i get everything i want in this p phone. i just wish it has BIS
It is a pleasure to use a Classic. It is really a classic product. Smooth and versatile keyboard of Blackberry, at times I feel I can type words without looking on it.
It is a wonderful product, without any doubt.
JigS, 28 Jun 2015Hi everyone!!! Any one experiencing double typing issue in classic?JigS; I had the same issue and it was a faulty keyboard. It was only certain letters i.e. it would type 5 t's 4 r's etc. Carphone Warehouse replaced it and I've had no problems since. Great phone.
Marius, 28 Jun 2015Untouched factory unlock phones are best because vendor branded phones come with a lot of bloa... morethx again Marius..it seems so many questions occured for me !! can we talk in messenger so we talk about questions? if u agree and of course if it wont bother and takes ur time pls tell me to give u my messenger ID.
Nima, 27 Jun 2015thx Marius for ur attention and compelete answer. as i totally found out on the internet most... moreUntouched factory unlock phones are best because vendor branded phones come with a lot of bloatware. Also vendor branded phones are network locked. If you buy an untouched factory unlock phone make sure to buy it from an authorized trusted reseller in your country, otherwise the phone may not be fully compatibile with GSM Networks operated in your country.
I have used many android phones.. But i lost interest in big screen devices and android os. Even the low cost brands providing phones with larger screens. So using blackberry is different. I've used blackberry Q10.. Now i am planning to buy blackberry classic. It is stylish and variety looking, it is very beautifully designed. So it will make you different from others. I think those people who use large screen phones will select blackberry one day when they loose interest in bigger screen phone, like i do. It is very handy to use, beautiful UI, stable and powerful os, solid build quality, awsome keyboard, and stylish looks. It will not hang like other android phones. It will make you different from others... I love blackberry classic....