Bill, 14 Nov 2014Blackberry was, is and will be for the leaders. The rest for the rest.true indeed. this one especially is way overpriced to be one for the masses anyways. unless their 1.5 GHz dual core is like ...
BB should add a stylus as was looking for a pen phone with a physical keyboard that I could use for work. Does anyone know if such a phone exists ?
If you'll notice, most smartphone consumers use their touchscreen keyboards as if they were QWERTY anyway, not unless you're using Swipe Gestures.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2014BB one of the best Quality cell phones I have ever owned.
But they didn't keep up with M... moreI agree.
The problem Blackberry did not address was that it FAILED to add a secondary camera to its devices until 2013 with the Z10 and Q10.
In almost a butterfly caterpillar situation, the Z10 & Q10 differ from its predecessor the BOLD 9900
Pricing for both I these was on the high side, and came too late to save the company as they did not sell in numbers to qualify it a success
The security offered by Blackberry is world renowned and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already received 3000 plus (and counting) BlackBerry Q10 in a bud to stop the NSA from snooping on her and ministers calls.
After that I really don't know Blackberry strategy.
It appears that Blackberry want to ditch the 10 range
The Q10 has always been priced much much higher than the Z10 despite having the same spec Q10 having a physical keyboard.
The Z10 price has been slashed the Q10 still retains its premium price as does the Z30 which is the slightly better spec Z10.
Then the Passport and Classic are released and Blackberry appear to have lost weight control
The Passport is 296g and the Classic 178g and appears to be be similar specifications to the Q10 http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6458&idPhone2=5274
Imo Blackberry pricing is odd.
The Z10 is approx 30% less than the Classic. The Q10 us the most expensive, All three having the near same specs,
It does appear expensive to pay that amount over the Z10 price just to get the Classic for the physical keyboard
Maybe as a secondary phone.
This type of phone was good in the early 2000, and 90s.
However current generation, as people can do more things with their mobile, this phone seems lacking.
But not much people would buy because of cost.
marko, 13 Nov 2014If you want a toy you will buy some smartphone like sam,lg,htc etc...with millions of apps ins... morein my city most of business person, architect (i see them carry note 3 or 4 in the construction site), project manager and store owner using galaxy note 4...
I also see some blackberries in the hands of -mostly- sales person though....
Kibaikasu, 13 Nov 2014Blackberry is a dying company. It'll cease to exist in a couple of years, if that. Going for t... moreFan boy like you always post the same comments but Bb still alive go to your own sad android or ios universe
Usah, 14 Nov 2014Contrary to the belief that RIM is about to cease to exist in the next years, i think that the... moreThat is definitely true. Apple, WP, Android all have massive security issues which is why I have not bought their mobiles.
Contrary to the belief that RIM is about to cease to exist in the next years, i think that they are about to rise in the next years. Why? - Because privacy on the internet is more and more important, and they are and were paying attention to privacy like no one else. Also, their new OS is fine. But i think they will mainly be chosen by business people/enterprises.
I would definitely buy it, because I like having a hardware keyboard.
If it would cost $129.00.
For $449 there's no way.
I'm using currently Iphone 5s, but I will change it to the Classic for sure! For all the apps I will miss, I will just buy an iPad (still waiting to see the Pro).
Anyways, I just wanted to say:
Good Job, Blackberry! You got me as a client!
Kibaikasu, 13 Nov 2014Blackberry is a dying company. It'll cease to exist in a couple of years, if that. Going for t... moreDid you say that a couple of years ago as well. Lol. Today they join forces with samsung for pushing security. I think there is life in the dog yet sunshine
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2014Seriously!!! WTF is this?! C'mon, in 2014!! .... is probably some kind of joke! You can tell t... moreIf it wasn't for them nokia phones. We wouldn't be as advanced in mobile as we are now.
There's nothing wrong with it. There is still small market For these phones.
They be a great update for people using older blackberry's.
Blackberry is a dying company. It'll cease to exist in a couple of years, if that. Going for the nostalgia factor will not save them from their inevitable fate...
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2014Seriously!!! WTF is this?! C'mon, in 2014!! .... is probably some kind of joke! You can tell t... moreIf you want a toy you will buy some smartphone like sam,lg,htc etc...with millions of apps inside. but if you want a serious (businees) phone, for serious works than you must buy Blackberry classic!!