Laxmikant , 13 Aug 2014Please incude FM radio at least. And Dula sim is mandatory Mr Chen: Here, here! A radio is mandatory in the upcoming Blackberry Classic -- in order for the phone to be complete, versatile and powerful. All users, particularly business, social, personal users need access to news, talk and music provided by a radio. By the way, superior cell phones also use the camera "flashbulb" (?) as a flashlight.
please put AUTOFOCUS in camera at make it at least 8mp. the rest specs seems to be perfect. let the physical BB key rules the bb device again.
T T Joseph, 03 Aug 2014add fm radio,removable battery and dual sim ,then release in india......As an Indian and a long time BB guy (9 years), I can totally confirm that. Although I'd hate my BB to have FM and dual SIM, if they do that India will play a crucial part for BB.
Remesh, 05 Aug 2014OK. In your opinion, what should be the asking price of a Classic?$295
teo, 07 Aug 2014Keep the SAR value low, improve the battery duration, no freezing software, robust buildt,... ... moreAmen to that.
Plus add a good camera. Even professionals has to take a photo or two from the dark meeting rooms. At present not of the BlackBerry 10 handsets can handle low light photography well.
psycros, 07 Aug 2014I would say $349 off contract, tops. I'm serious - Blackberry needs to be totally aggressive ... moreI see your point here. If you look at the success stories of Nokia, Samsung and Even some chinese brands they are all one thing in common. They initially flooded the market with low range and mid range phones. That means they build the brand visibility slowly and then raised the features and of course price slowly. BlackBerry went the other way. Though they have some special features to sell to enterprise who could afford to pay the kind of asking price , that image distanced the consumer. Now very few companies can survive without selling their product to teh consumer. BlackBerry has to make their products available across major price ranges.
How much Chen can do on this, I cannot say.
Remesh, 31 Jul 2014A FM radio is the most important feature for you in a $500+ smartphone?I use a Q10 and trust me buddy there is RADIO function
I like my Q10, but I may be picking up the new Classic or the Passport. I'd say 3 to $400 off contract. And I'm a Blackberry guy. Not sure if others would even pay that much. There's not enough hype around it like there is around the iPhone and Galaxy phones. So it doesn't matter if it's better or not.
Keep the SAR value low, improve the battery duration, no freezing software, robust buildt,... and BB will rule again. 'Classic' concept is a good way to go and sales will increase if BB is still capable of producing iconic quality phones.
Remesh, 05 Aug 2014OK. In your opinion, what should be the asking price of a Classic?I would say $349 off contract, tops. I'm serious - Blackberry needs to be totally aggressive in getting this thing into people's hands. The price will both reward the long-time faithful and tempt the newcomers to bring their Android libraries to a more secure and capable platform. BB will live or die by the success of the Classic, mark my words. They will NOT lose money at that price..they won't make a killing, either, but even $50/unit would be a win for them right now. A phone of that caliber should cost about $250 to produce at the small-to-medium volumes of the launch period runs. Assuming that Chen can cut BB's legendary waste and salary padding by half, they could easily be making $50 per ship and another $25 per sale (if they can get the kinds of distribution deals they did in the old days, which I admit is *very* iffy). The full touch version and the Passport should cost the same.
T T Joseph, 03 Aug 2014add fm radio,removable battery and dual sim ,then release in india......OK. In your opinion, what should be the asking price of a Classic?
add fm radio,removable battery and dual sim ,then release in india......
chidi ebere, 30 Jul 2014Hope blackberry include FM radio, my Q10 rocks can't wait to upgrade to classic!A FM radio is the most important feature for you in a $500+ smartphone?
Good Move from BB, however the same needs to be priced appropriately as BB is currently not in a position to charge any premium on the contrary it needs to offer at a discounted rate to induce not only BB lovers but also prospective clients who otherwise move to other popular and better featured service providers.
Hope blackberry include FM radio, my Q10 rocks can't wait to upgrade to classic!