ikos, 22 Nov 2014If u are not going to buy the phone stop discouraging others and blabbing about the price and ... moreHi,just wont to add to your comment,high price for average specs?,YOU guys are wrong,if BB found way to optimize productivity of the Classic and the other phones with low power hard were this only make the BB brand and devices high class competitor on the market.If you see in specs 4,6,8 core 3,4 GB ram 13 MP camera or more, this dos'nt say the performance of this phone is much better.My Z10 is dual core much fester then most quad core Androids.But still this is your choice,to buy the phone for entertainment or productivity,toy or tool.And today BB gives you all kind of phones to cover your needs,Z10,Z3,Z30,Q10,Passport and the next Classic.
Dj Ric, 15 Nov 2014am waiting for its arrival hope it will do all i need from a mobile phoneU will not be disappointed. That's the TRUTH. Me waiting also.
If u are not going to buy the phone stop discouraging others and blabbing about the price and the specification, what else do u want? Some are complaining about price others about gorilla glass, water resistance , frequency band etc. A man's need CAN NEVER BE SATISFIED. This is a normal business phone, not a gaming device or whatever. This is for SERIOUS blackberry users, not for complainers, or wait until it's cheap and affordable. So if u think u don't like it, go and buy an iphone instead or any other devices that has what you think u want.
So no LTE band 1800 frequency such as Australia, No wonder Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have given up on Blackberry 2 years ago. Well, perhaps Optus will give the passport a run but what is the thinking of Blackberry management that they will not get their products out into the market at an attractive price. Where are their heads?
Great whining, all. Yes, as always BlackBerry should give away this phone for free. I get it.
In the meanwhile, for people who use old OS7 phones, you might want to check out the video about keyboard shortcuts in BlackBerry classic.
Please see if this is something you are looking for. Since the hardware is there (QWERTY and toolbelt) , please flood BlackBerry with requests for your favourite OS7 features.
Blackberry needs another reality check. $400 for avg specs. In price to specs comparison with other phones, BB scores very high in price. Lower the price and sell well.
BB Marketing managers should always understand what is happening in indian market. You can't keep on calling yourself fools for more. If you dint like your job please resign and join some where else. otherwise we will teach you how to sell mobile in india with high price.
Always used blackberry since 2010. Wanted to buy this , but with this price , NO , was using Q5 since July 2013, and wanted to upgrade it this December, but not with this price. USD 300-350 is good price for the same.
When the phone was first talked about in the MWC it was heralded as the phone that would bring BB back into reckoning with aggressive pricing - bu BB has out-priced the Classic. The same happened with Z30 which was launched at high price but now is available at 1/3rd of its original price. The same is going to happen to The Classic - then it would be worth buying.
order at $449, WTF why this price blackberry?
This is Q10 or Q5, with new plastic and some trackpad, this is a phone that is out of date in 2014. BB not even you put gorilaglass on the phone, every phone this days got that and the second camera has to have more than 2MP.
its very price to me.
kean, 18 Nov 2014dear bb, you treat consumers like a fool.with a few new buttons but fall shorts in other aspec... moreFriend you are right,this is just Q10 @ 3.46inches + trackpad nothing else.my hope to upgrade from Q10 vanished.
lted7, 18 Nov 2014i dont understand why most poeple here complain the price, 449 is not expensive for a phone, g... moreWhen you consider the price you can buy mobiles online from HK, some of which are $2-300 less than carriers are charging in Australia for the same mobile for an outright sale, then that is the market reference point for a buyer, assuming they are not doing a carrier deal. BB has need to get their pricing correct, which they have been poor at doing in recent years, with the possible exception of the Z3. This "classic" mobile should be priced to walk out the doors of sellers and get the BB OS out into the market space, in the worlds growth markets. Will BB do this like the Z3 - does not look like it.
dear bb, you treat consumers like a fool.with a few new buttons but fall shorts in other aspect and you charge us with a premium phone price? i was once your die hard fans but looking at you never be a fans of consumer, i am just gonna skip this..all bb users are affordable. but please make a phone that we will pay happily.
i dont understand why most poeple here complain the price, 449 is not expensive for a phone, go buy an iphone and you will see the price.