erhawe, 19 Mar 2015Your tech's spec is no better than asus zenfone 5... but your price is twice time zenfone 5...... moreBecause of the word optimization. BlackBerry OS is optimized for their hardware. So it is smooth , efficient and lagfree for the *intended* use. Not for playing games or major multimedia consumption or installing a million "fart" applications.
BlackBerry OS is lean and mean. Not fat and bloated.
erhawe, 19 Mar 2015Your tech's spec is no better than asus zenfone 5... but your price is twice time zenfone 5...... moreBecause we, BlackBerry owners don't need tons of apps who are doing data mining into our phones, collect private data and send them to Google, developer or a third party to spam us with targeted messages.
Because we need a more stable OS who does not crash when we most need to use our terminal. I have used Android phones, so I know what I am talking about.
P.S. - But, just to play your game, about Apps: BlackBerry 10 OS can run both, Android Apps and Windows Phone apps. That beside native BlackBerry Apps. Does a ZenPhone 5 is able to run WP and BlackBerry Apps?
luiG, 19 Mar 2015Do not judge a BB by the specs. It might not boast a quad CPU and an immensely powerful GPU bu... moreLook I agree with you as a long term BB user. However, it is not that simple in Australia to upgrade when there is essentially no support from Blackberry, and it costs too much for the Classic. To buy online one risks getting nothing. You dont know if you will actually get your mobile. There is no upgade path for a Bold 9900 user, and from all the hardware problems that came with that phone build. So we end up dumping BB. OK we have gone to Android. It is ok, but not like the clean experience of BB, but we have no choice. By BB's own actions, we are force to move to a different OS. Not a smart loyalty program.
TerfaNenger, 11 Mar 2015this is outgrowing the usual... classically designed. this phone satisfies the eyesI need BlackBerry classic
Do not judge a BB by the specs. It might not boast a quad CPU and an immensely powerful GPU but c'mon, we all know why Android based phones need that. Android does not handle HW well whereas OS 10 is better optimized and will be less bogged down over time and you don't have to go meticulously through the OS wiping all unnecessary stuff. Plus build quality was never an issue with high-end BBs you get a solid piece of hw for your money. Plus for people who values keyboard over a huge touch screen, this is probably the best option.
AnonD-177318, 10 Mar 2015I got mine at shopping mall in ordinary sealed pack with no leather pouch. The one I saw in Yo... moreBlackBerry Classic sold at memo express in SM Pampanga let's you choose between a BlackBerry leather pouch and a BlackBerry power bank when you purchase a BlackBerry classic, so far how is the performance? Is it a worth upgrade coming from BlackBerry z10?
still on keyboard, no camera high price no new invention old processor. No sign to come back. I was bb fan 5 years back but now never.
Anonymous, 20 Jun 2014almost 600ppi that's amazingYour tech's spec is no better than asus zenfone 5... but your price is twice time zenfone 5...
Your apps not as much as ios or android.... why should i buy this handset on that price?
George, 17 Mar 2015Hello, what SAR values ​​has BlackBerry Classic for the European market?I, did not find any officially BB SAR values for Classic, but SAR value for BB Classic sold by Vodafone in UE is 0.59 W/kg, so I think that is the benchmark.
I also found these measurements: Head: 0.70 W/kg 1 g; Body: 0.62 W/kg 1 g and when phone is used as a WiFi Hotspot SAR value is 1.23 W/kg 1 g.
MANI, 17 Mar 2015so nice phone,my dream phone,but with battery life not satisfyHow is battery lifetime ?
Hello, what SAR values ​​has BlackBerry Classic for the European market?
what a sexy phone...........awesome
love BB os
Does anyone got the latest OS update for Classic, 10.3.1.2xxx ? If yes, what is new in it?
From what I have read on www this update is with dedication for Z30 and its main goal is to fix some browser security issues!
I still have 10.3.1.1565.
Blackberry has really got a style and knows how to play her cards. Though I am not owning the 'Classic' the roll out of the update of the new OS was a great occurance to us Blackberry conzumers.
My Z10 used to feel like an ordinary boring handset before the upgrade was released. I even begun to envy my spouse' Samsung Galaxy SIII mini. But after the upgrade modified my Z10 it is now a super handset capable of just about everything.
It is now capable to Google Talk like Android's feature. The amazon package application is the best thing ever happened to us Blackberry clients. I think John Chen has what it takes to place Blackberry at the tip top position since it iz a business minded designed
AnonD-311269, 13 Mar 2015Hi
Have you noticed, BlackBerry is starting to follow the same trend of manufacturing same pr... moreHi.
Yes I did notice that. It is a niche that BB is starting to explore more: A full touchscreen phone.
But BB, also gives you the opportunity to choose the old style classic fashion way with terminals like: Q5, Q10, Classic and Passport.
That is why I have got the "Classic" way!
Tarek, 12 Mar 2015I bought this bb and found it rather heavy I hated it. Also the bb protect doesn't work with t... moreIt is a manly phone, that's why it is heavy.
For BlackBerry Protect you need either a BB 10 OS, or for old BB terminals you need to pay for a BlackBerry Internet Service.
Main difference between Q10 and Classic are quality of materials, finishes and toolbelt.
Love my BB Classic on Verizon. Does everything I need. Superb battery life, clear call quality, & physical keyboard, plus great email/calendar interface (called Blackberry HUB). User upgradable Memory card is a great feature, and cost effective for those needing more memory in the future. Not many apps for it, but all the ones I need, like LinkedIn and Pandora. I don't want to watch movies on my phone, have all the latest greatest aps, or play games, I just want a functional business tool for a smartphone. I own four Mac computers, but no iPhone. Go figure....