10-16-14 07:44 AM
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  1. ibrahim011's Avatar
    The BlackBerry Classic should have been designed more lie the BlackBerry 9900. I like the wide from factor it has as well as the wide display. In my opinion the Classic the looks like a newer Q5. The Classic has lost my appeal as I was expecting a more elegant design. I hope to see a BlackBerry 10 phone that resembles the 9900.

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    09-21-14 09:54 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Well I don't know how much different the Classic is from the 9900 anyway. I still have yet to lay eyes on one.
    09-21-14 10:13 AM
  3. ibrahim011's Avatar
    From the pictures it looks more tall than wide .

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    09-21-14 10:15 AM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    The Classic is not only wider and taller but has bigger keys than the Bold 9900 so in my opinion it is a very big improvement over the bold.

    768mb vs 2GB RAM
    8GB vs 16gb capacity
    1,450mah vs 2,515+ mah

    You get the idea pretty big spec bump

    BlackBerry 10 Wallpapers (BBM Channel) C004635F8
    09-21-14 11:06 AM
  5. 1raygin's Avatar
    You can never please everyone. No matter what the specs or design of the classic some people are going to be displeased.

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    09-21-14 11:20 AM
  6. thurask's Avatar
    The Classic is not only wider and taller but has bigger keys than the Bold 9900 so in my opinion it is a very big improvement over the bold.

    768mb vs 2GB RAM
    8GB vs 16gb capacity
    1,450mah vs 2,515+ mah

    You get the idea pretty big spec bump

    BlackBerry 10 Wallpapers (BBM Channel) C004635F8
    And the best part:

    BBOS vs BB10

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    09-21-14 11:23 AM
  7. matt4pack's Avatar
    So you want a 2.7 inch screen then?

    You have to design a device around the display size which is why they have to look somewhat different.

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    09-21-14 11:37 AM
  8. offyoutoddle's Avatar
    well it can't win on every single area can it....

    hehehe

    Seriously, I don't know if this phone should have been the 9900, as that would have been way ahead of its time and unlikely. But one this certain in my mind. The Q10 should NEVER have happened, and the Classic should have been the Q10 for sure.

    I'm retconning my q10 ownership from my personal phone owning history now I've finally flogged it off on ebay...

    And the best part:

    BBOS vs BB10

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    09-21-14 04:33 PM
  9. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Well said by Matty:

    The Classic is the new and improved Bold 9900.....

    It's what should have come out instead of the q 10... and now it's here!!! bigger and better than ever!!! And os 10 3 with BlackBerry Balance is exciting.

    Former Bold 9900 die hard user.....

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    09-21-14 05:13 PM
  10. Lithtech's Avatar
    Or have Blackberry Re-release the BOLD9900 with BBOS10 2Gb of ram etc? lol
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    09-21-14 07:48 PM
  11. CpE CKS's Avatar
    Or have Blackberry Re-release the BOLD9900 with BBOS10 2Gb of ram etc? lol
    I used to think about this because 9900 was so sexy and all
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    09-21-14 08:05 PM
  12. idssteve's Avatar
    I agree with OP in wanting 9900 form fitted with BB10.3 & specs. BUT this is a Q20 forum. A forum that should be directing its attention toward assisting q20 users to optimize their life with their chosen device. A fine device in its own right. Certainly a giant, long awaited, leap in the right direction, IMO.
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    09-21-14 09:31 PM
  13. Lithtech's Avatar
    I used to think about this because 9900 was so sexy and all
    It is VERY POSSIBLE.... all they need to do is released the B9900 again Call it ? BlackBerry Bold9900+ or something.

    The size of that phone with 2GB of ram and support for 128GB SDXC card and 1.5 Dual Core or 1.7? would be a dream and i'm very confident blackberry would make a sh|t load of cash from it.
    09-21-14 09:32 PM
  14. illlya's Avatar
    Classic should have been the 9900-7ab02424jw1ekhs2gby9jj21uo2gwe82.jpg
    Classic should have been the 9900-1410697958590_334837.png

    Verizon Z30
    09-21-14 09:47 PM
  15. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Great post...photos side by side... the new BlackBerry Classic will have An even bigger more awesome keyboard and a larger screen than the iconic bold 9900... both welcome!!!

    Classic .... It's a winner!!! And at midrange prices....

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    09-21-14 09:58 PM
  16. Legal Eagle's Avatar
    Great post...photos side by side... the new BlackBerry Classic will have An even bigger more awesome keyboard and a larger screen than the iconic bold 9900... both welcome!!!

    Classic .... It's a winner!!! And at midrange prices....

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    But why not the wonderful Curved keyboard of the 9900 rather than the hideous in comparison straight one. Just my opinion on the looks, such things are of course each to his or her own !!!

    I think that it would have looked even better on a larger device and also would have made the overall size feel less bulky.
    09-22-14 07:32 AM
  17. idssteve's Avatar
    But why not the wonderful Curved keyboard of the 9900 rather than the hideous in comparison straight one. Just my opinion on the looks, such things are of course each to his or her own !!!

    I think that it would have looked even better on a larger device and also would have made the overall size feel less bulky.
    Yeah, some kind of "internal testing", supposedly, "proved" the straight keyboard to be faster than curved. 26 of us in my office unanimously contest otherwise, but... the Q10 kb was second best, IMO. Several of us really believe the straight keyboard mostly preserved screenestate since the Q10 had no toolbelt to transition the curved kb into the flat edge of the screen. They could have used the Q20's toolbelt to provide that transition, but chose not to. They'd have to admit the Q10 wasn't really the best idea if they did that so... here we are. Much will depend on "feel", etc... but if the 20's kb is as good as, or even better than, the Q10's, it'll be pretty good. Certainly a WHOLE lot better than the Z10's!!! IMO. AND, keep reminding ourselves, we FINALLY get a toolbelt equipped BB10 device!!
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    09-22-14 10:58 AM
  18. jegs2's Avatar
    Well said by Matty:

    The Classic is the new and improved Bold 9900.....

    It's what should have come out instead of the q 10... and now it's here!!!
    Well ... sort of ... it's not available on Sprint, so I'll likely be reactivating my dormant 9930 in a few months.
    10-01-14 03:10 PM
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    I love this... I really don't know what the OP is referring to. BlackBerry's entire focus of the Classic was to pay homage, design-wise, to the 9900 with the return of the toolbelt and their newest operating system baked in. This is going to be a great device. The only thing people can gripe about now is "lack of BIS".

    BRING ON THE CLASSIC!
    10-01-14 06:27 PM
  20. Mr4aces's Avatar
    The BlackBerry Classic should have been designed more lie the BlackBerry 9900. I like the wide from factor it has as well as the wide display. In my opinion the Classic the looks like a newer Q5. The Classic has lost my appeal as I was expecting a more elegant design. I hope to see a BlackBerry 10 phone that resembles the 9900.

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    BB "just don't get it"
    10-03-14 01:14 PM
  21. Lithtech's Avatar
    BB "just don't get it"
    the company? or John chen himself?


    i think both.... maybe they're low on money ???
    10-04-14 12:20 AM
  22. Mr4aces's Avatar
    the company? or John chen himself?


    i think both.... maybe they're low on money ???
    I think the faith of the "Classic" was predetermined by a staff that never used the 9900 during the first 2 months if JC tenure. Then to make matters worst they had some ***** do a rendering that also never used a 9900.
    Last edited by Mr4aces; 10-04-14 at 02:38 AM.
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    10-04-14 02:17 AM
  23. spork141's Avatar
    I think the faith of the "Classic" was predetermined by a staff that never used the 9900 during the first 2 months if JC tenure. Then to make matters worst they had some ***** do a rendering that also never used a 9900.
    I really don't think mr4aces ever took a look at blackberries market share. It's so easy to point the finger from the outside. Have you ever tried to save a company? Have you ever tried to innovate?

    It's sad to see members on this forum bash blackberry talent. If the can't get support here where on earth would they?

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    10-04-14 04:47 AM
  24. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    looking at the side by side pictures of the 9900 and Classic/Q20? based on these
    i still prefer the 9900 in its size and looks, putting updated components and BB10 operating system in Bold 9900 casing and having the best keyboard of all would have pleased the 9900/30 holdouts,
    if the Classic is not suitable keep using 9900's if Blackberry can't produce a true replacement.
    10-04-14 07:03 AM
  25. spork141's Avatar
    looking at the side by side pictures of the 9900 and Classic/Q20? based on these
    i still prefer the 9900 in its size and looks, putting updated components and BB10 operating system in Bold 9900 casing and having the best keyboard of all would have pleased the 9900/30 holdouts,
    if the Classic is not suitable keep using 9900's if Blackberry can't produce a true replacement.
    The rest if the market doesn't want a 2.6 inch screen. You can't sell devices to bbos users alone. You need to be able to sell a marketable device for a carrier to bother carrying it and people (aside from bbosers) buy it.

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    10-04-14 07:50 AM
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