compared wth z10, the only difference with this is the keyboard, blackberry need to give us more reasons to move or upgrade, atleast somthing like 13mp camera , or same mp but better quality..Look at samsung, every phone they bring out is better than the last one, if you have s3 when s4 come out you'll buy it (not all i know but a good %) i have z10, if they release z20 for example same size 13-16mp camera and a couple of more native apps or ftrs i will upgrade for sure but this is the same as my phone..and my phone is 2 years old..am not saying my camera is not good enough or my phone is slow, but since we are moving on, why not 13 mp camera? why not a few extra apps like tv remote like the samsung one?or somthing that give people reason to upgrade..atm using z10 and iphone 6, will never let my bb go but help us with that
Tim, 07 Nov 2014Crazy, when will this mobile be released. Waiting waiting waiting. zzzzz.Lolz yep. Completely agree.
Please don't keep us waiting..
Crazy, when will this mobile be released. Waiting waiting waiting. zzzzz.
are those specs official ? i do have a Q10 now and dont know witch one to pick the classic or the passport waiting for the classic to be out so i can compare. but specs wise im more tempted to go for the passport
AnonD-153995, 05 Nov 2014Heh.. then why wait? Please go ahead and buy Passport.Because Classic has normal form and track pad..
when this phone going to be out there so we can buy it, dont wait much more BB or you going to lose market range. if dont lunch this phone next month will buy Q10 .
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2014The pricing is gonna be very vital. The specs don't offer much for a premium range. Except for... moreAgree, specifications alone can't offer premium feel. However, I imagine Classic as a more utility tool than a smartphone for show-off purpose.
As for your second question, No, BlackBerry 10 phones does not support BIS.
AnonD-326833, 02 Nov 2014Too bad... I would buy this if it has specification like PassportHeh.. then why wait? Please go ahead and buy Passport.
chideraa, 31 Oct 2014After using Q10.i feel like blackberry with trackpad are now outdated or for older blackberry'... moreIf you read the passport session of GSM arena, you find people who are complaining about the bigger size of passport. There is a market for smaller, handy phones. For navigation, many people still prefer trackpad than full touch screen ( one advantage is that the tracking finger does not cover the text / data in the screen).
Classic has got slightly bigger screen. I guess BlackBerry think it as a kind of 'transition' phone from old BBOS. Maybe it will work.
AKANTH, 01 Nov 2014In India, BB will introduce this phone around 40 to 45 k. Remember this phone is intended ... moreThe pricing is gonna be very vital. The specs don't offer much for a premium range. Except for the legendary keypad. Does this to work on the BES/BIS or normal GPRS pack?
when it will be launched?? why so delayed?? its been 5 months when it is announced. wht prob with bb they r loosing customers.
sunny, 02 Nov 2014i think 15k to 20k would be right price. because it has nothing special feature then trackpad ... moreYes. That will be a more competitive price. But it will not going to happen with BB.
If you look at brand new BB 9750 is selling at 10 to 13k. This is their flagship phone and definitely it will be launched at premium price.
I still believe that if BB launches this around 30 to 35 definitely it will sell more than they expect. If in a miraculous fashion gets launched around 25 to 30 then it will be a steal and it will mark the return of BB. There is a section of consumers who desperately want physical keyboard and are not able afford one either due to over price or non-availability.
Too bad... I would buy this if it has specification like Passport
AKANTH, 01 Nov 2014In India, BB will introduce this phone around 40 to 45 k. Remember this phone is intended ... morei think 15k to 20k would be right price. because it has nothing special feature then trackpad and calling buttons.I want this phone but more than 20k it does not worth.
for namesake Mr.Chen is a CEO of BB & seems to be working for others. He is providing a chance for other mobiles to cover up market and at the end classic Q20 will get leftovers. a big chunk of the customers will again go to android & iphone.
AnonD-153995, 30 Oct 2014Definitely it will cost more that 20000. In India, BB will introduce this phone around 40 to 45 k.
Remember this phone is intended for specific set of audience and not for all.
IF BB wants to capture Indian market then they should launch this phone around 30 to 35. But past history tells us that BB will launch them @ premium price. And we all know is is not worth that price.
When BB collaborated with Foxconn, we thought BB will launch their phones @ competitive prices. But recent release of Passport blown away those thoughts and they keep making phones for corporates.