04-28-16 05:45 PM
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  1. tomskee's Avatar
    What?

    I just got my Classic two days ago & it is my first BlackBerry & on YouTube a lot of people were saying it was the successor to the Bold which came out three years ago or so, but then other people were saying it was the successor to the Q10. So which is it?

    I ask bc I REALLY liked the Q10 & thought it would be the perfect phone if it were slightly bigger + has a better build than the Classic IMO bc of the back.

    Is Q...20? off the table or do you think it is a possibility?

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    04-10-16 03:41 PM
  2. domokeats09's Avatar
    Well seeing as how the Classic is the Q20, I'd say it's a successor to the q10

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    04-10-16 03:44 PM
  3. LSDBerry's Avatar
    It comes after the Q10 in the BlackBerry 10 line up, but the design is more similar to the Bold, which ran BlackBerry 7 or lower.

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    04-10-16 03:49 PM
  4. domokeats09's Avatar
    It's a q10 with a toolbelt and a better build quality. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    04-10-16 03:55 PM
  5. DiegoV_G's Avatar
    It's a q10 with a toolbelt and a better build quality. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    Exactly this

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    04-10-16 03:56 PM
  6. DiegoV_G's Avatar
    Not really a successor of the Q10 since it has same specs. That's why it's exactly what the previous post said

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    04-10-16 03:58 PM
  7. domokeats09's Avatar
    Not really a successor of the Q10 since it has same specs. That's why it's exactly what the previous post said

    Posted via CB10
    Yeah I guess if being the same specs makes it not a successor than I kind of contradict myself.

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    04-10-16 04:03 PM
  8. ams083's Avatar
    Does it matter?

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    04-10-16 04:35 PM
  9. deadcowboy's Avatar
    It's a q10 with a toolbelt and a better build quality. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    Ahem, the Q10 had better build quality and industrial design, without a doubt. The layout of the Q10 internals is beautifully simple to work on as a consumer.

    I think that you're equating excessive curb-weight with build quality.

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    04-13-16 04:30 PM
  10. undefinederror's Avatar
    Ahem, the Q10 had better build quality and industrial design.
    HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA
    *gasps for air*
    HAHAHAHAHA

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    04-13-16 10:55 PM
  11. deadcowboy's Avatar
    HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA
    *gasps for air*
    HAHAHAHAHA

    Posted via CB10
    Ask any senior member on the board, and you'll find that I'm right.

    Or I suppose you prefer a glue to screws. Go watch some disassembly videos.

    Posted via CB10
    04-14-16 08:31 AM
  12. Deri2000's Avatar
    Ahem, the Q10 had better build quality and industrial design, without a doubt. The layout of the Q10 internals is beautifully simple to work on as a consumer.

    I think that you're equating excessive curb-weight with build quality.

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    Oh, of course we can't forget about the aesthetically pleasing internal design, that's the most important thing. (Sarcasm)

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    04-14-16 10:36 AM
  13. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Oh, of course we can't forget about the aesthetically pleasing internal design, that's the most important thing. (Sarcasm)

    Posted via CB10
    Aesthetically pleasing? No, it's functional. The Q10 is easily disassembled and repaired by a handy consumer. Try replacing the keyboard or screen of a Classic.

    Can anyone tell me in what way the Classic has a better build quality than the Q10?

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    04-14-16 11:15 AM
  14. evodevo69's Avatar
    It's a successor to the bold 9900 as the commercials clearly demonstrate.



    #dirtythirty #naturalsound #CB10 #glassweave
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    04-14-16 11:17 AM
  15. anon(1723145)'s Avatar
    PBK + Toolbelt = Bold

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    04-14-16 11:36 AM
  16. Apple Aya's Avatar
    Yes I think Bold also. Or really any BB device that had a PKB and toolbelt.
    04-14-16 11:45 AM
  17. andy957's Avatar
    Weren't they aiming for Bold 9900 users to get them to move to BB10?
    04-18-16 10:31 PM
  18. curves2000's Avatar
    One of the biggest issues that frustrated a lot of corporate and "power users" was some lack of BBOS features missing from BB10.

    Features such as the "tool belt" physical buttons make a big difference for users who have used BBOS for years! If your a user from the early 2000's and 10-12 years later you get a completely new OS, it could be a big change.

    In any event customer feed back from corporate clients made John Chen look at building a Classic in order to help migrate BBOS fans to BB10. The overall experience for the vast majority of users is better and it's a more modern smartphone. I am a die hard 9900 fan but the Classic is a solid replacement in almost every category. I had a Q10 prior as well and loved it too.

    Considering the reduced corporate subscriber base Blackberry has had to deal with over the last few years, the Classic has been moderately successful. I doubt it's in the tens of millions of units the Q10 was suppose to sell (according to CEO Heins) but successful nonetheless.

    For those looking for a decent sized screen, solid build quality and a more modern OS experience then the Classic is a great device. I think it makes a great low cost backup for fans who have other devices and might enjoy the nostalgia.

    If this was a phone that could have been launched in 2011,2012 when Blackberry was looking at BB10 then it would have stood a much better chance of solid success as a smaller market share OS. Too much time was spent developing the software for Playbook, BB10 and other stuff. The urgency wasn't nearly as great as it should have been since they were making BB7 at the same time. People forget that back in 2011, early 2012 Blackberry was still selling 12+ million devices a quarter. The are on track to do 20% of that on an annualized basis now. Fall from grace indeed


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    04-18-16 11:35 PM
  19. southlander's Avatar
    I think it's more a successor to the Q10. Because it runs blackberry 10, and has a non curved physical keyboard. The bold was also thinner.

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    04-18-16 11:45 PM
  20. wilber1's Avatar
    9900 Bold.
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    04-19-16 07:35 AM
  21. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    I'm going to say both. It was supposed to merge the keyboard and tool belt of the Bold and update the Q10 in one phone.

    I love the classic keyboard, but I wonder how the phone would have fared if they brought the curved keyboard back? I for one loved the curved keyboard of my old curves and bolds.

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    04-19-16 08:26 AM
  22. idssteve's Avatar
    Toolbelt is THE reason I usually carry a Classic... Along with my 9900. Classic is the Q10 that SHOULD have been, IMO.
    04-19-16 09:00 AM
  23. undefinederror's Avatar
    Classic is the Q10 that SHOULD have been, IMO.
    In a LOT of peoples opinion.

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    04-19-16 09:34 AM
  24. JeBe4's Avatar
    A classic with a slight curve might be nice. It's almost perfect though 94.13%!

    Perhaps it could be just ever so slightly wider, keys size is fine but would also increase with larger width and screen but not wide like a passport, same 4 rows would be perfection.

    J Be....Here But Gone...
    04-19-16 02:11 PM
  25. andy957's Avatar
    A classic with a slight curve might be nice. It's almost perfect though 94.13%!

    Perhaps it could be just ever so slightly wider, keys size is fine but would also increase with larger width and screen but not wide like a passport, same 4 rows would be perfection.

    J Be....Here But Gone...
    Phone is quite heavy IMHO. Would be better with faster processor and higher res screen.
    Last edited by andy957; 04-20-16 at 09:09 PM.
    04-20-16 04:58 PM
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