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  1. dgreatez's Avatar
    Sold my S5 for this beauty
    Official I Got My Classic Thread!-img_20150414_191151_hdr_edit.jpg

    Posted with my amazing Z10
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    04-14-15 08:42 PM
  2. dgreatez's Avatar
    Recieved mine a week ago and im already disappointed of the lack of important apps like tripadvisor, and youtube app is not even an app its a browser. Screen resolution is just whack. Trackpad is a plus, and BB hub is godly.

    Its my first time with a BB.
    Should have research before buying or sideload them.

    Posted with my amazing Z10
    04-14-15 08:43 PM
  3. andy n's Avatar
    Finally I'm in the club of bb10. Just upgraded from the b993 to the classic. Just got it2days ago. And love it
    04-16-15 09:12 PM
  4. Keyboard Kultist's Avatar
    Got my Classic yesterday and finally put some miles on the keyboard. Just based on that it's a keeper for me. Without doubt, the best pkb ever (Ok, that's not also capacitive), I reckon.

    A couple of things though: On some sites the browser takes several hits or clicks to function, and seems to operate quite slowly. Resetting doesn't seem to help. Also, CB's site has been acting glitchy for a few days on my Q10, and still some on my C. Any news there?

    I'll come back with more later, but the headline is that the Classic seems to be exactly what I wanted in a Blackberry when I bought my first one, a 9670 Style, in 2010: A good phone with some decent multimedia abilities, that I can use as a writing tool for a long time. I really like it so far, though the trackpad's a little small, but I'll adjust. Great feel, perfect form for me, and the screen's larger than I expected.


    BTW-Are the ads here targeted? I may be overweight, but I'm far from being a beached whale, yet I got an ad for walk-in bath tubs for disabled people. Should I cover my front camera with duct tape just in case? ;-)

    Update 4-25: Going thru "BlackBerry 10 remorse," not so much buyer's remorse. I'll post more on a different thread, but the phone itself is fine, just a little too close together around the kb-toolbelt-screen interface for my big hands. But after five years I expected BB to have a polished OS and they don't. One font, no decent dictionary nor thesaurus apps in BBW and can't send/receive Docs to go via BT with my 7.1 Curve, but with my Windows Phone no problem? Really? Never can tell what will happen with the toolbelt, e.g. four "end" button presses to hang up if an app's open? True learning curve is looking silly to me.

    Despite the great keyboard and features I like, I'm pretty sure there's not enough overall to keep me here. J. Chen asked why can't he have a hardware biz too, and I think the answer's clear: because he doesn't give a damn about consumers, and the CB faithful can only buy so many phones from him.

    Simple enough? They should be paying economic slaves in the Philippines to make apps, not lie to us as BlackBerry "tech supporters."

    I'll probably go back to 7.1 plus a new WP slab for now, and look back here next year, if there's anything left to see.
    Last edited by Keyboard Kultist; 04-25-15 at 05:16 AM. Reason: forgot something
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    04-17-15 05:25 AM
  5. Eng.KoD's Avatar
    I got mine couple of weeks back

    The phone is really for old school BlackBerry die hard

    I have the passport too but I stick on this one longer as I like the menu button and I find it the easiest way to past

    Although nothing can beat the passport when it comes to performance

    Posted via CB10
    04-17-15 05:37 PM
  6. Michla Berlin's Avatar
    Im a new Classic owner and new to blackberry 10 so I am just learning how to work it. Question: When i open certain apps such as whatsapp and facebook they take up the entire screen and therefore there is no longer a time display at the top of my phone. This can prove quite annoying when i see i got a whatsapp and while i can see when it was sent i dont know the current time or how long ago it was sent unless i look at a watch(dont wear one) or exit the app and look at the time on my phone. Is there a setting to adjust this?
    04-21-15 06:40 PM
  7. MrClassic's Avatar
    Hi law_ren22. I'm from the Philippines too and I am finding it difficult to find a BlackBerry Classic! I have been to two Robinsons and a few SM's and can't find one!! Help please..
    04-21-15 09:39 PM
  8. Eng.KoD's Avatar
    Im a new Classic owner and new to blackberry 10 so I am just learning how to work it. Question: When i open certain apps such as whatsapp and facebook they take up the entire screen and therefore there is no longer a time display at the top of my phone. This can prove quite annoying when i see i got a whatsapp and while i can see when it was sent i dont know the current time or how long ago it was sent unless i look at a watch(dont wear one) or exit the app and look at the time on my phone. Is there a setting to adjust this?
    It isn't that hard

    Just swipe up little bit and keep your finger on screen time will display then swipe down again to be again in the same app without leaving it

    Posted via CB10
    04-22-15 02:32 AM
  9. Michla Berlin's Avatar
    Cool thanks. Also what about changing my notifications from normal to vibrate without having to do settings, notifications.......
    04-22-15 11:21 AM
  10. Eng.KoD's Avatar
    Swipe from up with 2 fingers (if you have the latest OS) click on bell symbol it will change to silent also you can rearrange and choose what profile will be active from the settings of the notification for me clicking on the bell will do the following cycle

    2-Phone Calls only
    3- Silent
    4-Go to 1

    As I mentioned this is totally customizable and depend on your preferences

    Posted via CB10
    04-22-15 11:45 AM
  11. danbcrack's Avatar
    just replaced my Q10 with Classic yesterday and OMG its amazing .... the trackpad is a welcome return of an old friend .... the keyboard is one key wider than my Q10 and is great for my big fingers .... i had forgotten how much i missed my Bold ... but the classic is so much better than the Bold ... bigger sturdier and running BB10 ... this is, in my opinion, the best BlackBerry ever made ... this is the full and original Blackberry experience ... congrats to John Chen for having the vision to bring back the full Blackberry experience. To me its not about the apps, its about the combination of the physical keyboard, trackpad (tool belt in general) and the touchscreen
    Keyboard Kultist likes this.
    04-23-15 07:12 AM
  12. pineapplesneakers's Avatar
    Yasssssss, I just got mine, and I'm living, honey

    Posted via CB10
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    04-23-15 04:06 PM
  13. 308hunter's Avatar
    Got my new Verizon classic yesterday! I've been running it on straight talk since I got it. Seems to work ok (still trying to workout why my data keeps dropping out. Using the ST att sim card). I really love having the keyboard back, and don't plan on going back to android anytime soon.

    Sent from my Classic using Tapatalk
    04-25-15 05:03 PM
  14. SoClassic's Avatar
    Just got mine yesterday from Verizon.
    It would be perfect if it is same size as the Q10.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Attached Thumbnails Official I Got My Classic Thread!-10238.jpg   Official I Got My Classic Thread!-10236.jpg  
    04-27-15 09:19 AM
  15. Email Suarez's Avatar
    I've had a classic for a month now and it's a great phone I love it I wish the battery was stronger and easier to replace though
    05-01-15 10:54 PM
  16. sakisZ10's Avatar
    Hi there,
    Just got my BB Classic yesterday and I am happy with it. It is like going back in time.
    I come from the BB Z10 so there are no performance advantages but there are some weird hiccups every now and then that I didnt have with Z10, (opening/closing apps, navigating, etc.) but nothing to complain about.
    I am running stock OS, *.1298 (SR and it s not too bad.
    Radio is maybe better than Z10, better reception, better Wi-Fi, better BT.
    It is a little too soon to judge the battery.
    Classic feels good in my hand, very practical phone.
    It seems like it has better sound quality than the Z10 which it wasnt too bad.
    Love the shortcuts. ( I am still learning)
    Love the tool-belt
    Camera not too bad with enough light. It does struggle a lot in low light conditions but I dont mind.
    Display is nice (Z10 was better) with accurate colours.
    I dont think keyboard/typing gets any better than Classic, but on the other hand I ve never tried PP.
    Trackpad is nice and it helps so much when editing text.
    Android apps (2 finance apps) behave descent
    Not much else to say right now.
    GPS/maps will be tested this weekend during a long trip with shady coverage.
    Once the OS settles a little better I hope the battery will relax.
    Things I dont like are:
    The SIM/SD trays are very fragile.
    It's the first daily driver that I have with a non-removable battery
    display could have been sharper
    we should have gotten a better processor with that kind of money.
    This is an AT&T issue probably but I am going to complain about it here. I use a Galaxy S2 for almost 4 years now but for the past year and a half only as a backup. In these 4 years I ve had probably 10 dropped calls. I ve tried almost every radio file available with my Z10 and I get at least 5 dropped calls a week. Classic is not better. Since last night I made/received 8 calls and I had 2 drops. Signal is not perfect (2-3 bars) but I was hoping, that Classic will behave a little better. I will wait a little to start loading leaks on my new Classic. May be I ll find a better radio soon.

    Classic is a keeper and it does everything I need. Definitely recommended!

    - UPDATE:
    the good: GPS/Navigation has performed excellent during 1200 mile trip.

    the bad: As soon as I got back home I loaded the *.2744 leak due to some serious performance issues I was facing.
    Android apps were crashing constantly with no error. They were just disappearing.
    WiFi hot spot was crashing during configuration
    Some native apps were misbehaving also (becoming unresponsive)
    It wouldnt shut down.

    Installing the *2744 leak solved all problems and the radio is better too!

    Now the Classic is exactly the phone I always wanted!
    Last edited by sakisZ10; 05-12-15 at 09:59 AM.
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    05-06-15 12:40 PM
  17. One Brain Cell's Avatar
    I got my Blackberry Classic a week ago. Previously I've owned:

    - Samsung Wave GT-S8500 (running Samsung's Bada OS),
    - iPhone 3G,
    - Nokia Lumia 620, and;
    - Nokia Lumia 735.

    I've always admired the Blackberry's after being at a party where one person pulled out their Blackberry (probably a Bold), whilst a bragger produced the hot new (for the time) HTC model. He baulked at the Blackberry, I tried both and found the outspecced Blackberry performed the same tasks quicker, and to a nicer fashion! Additionally a colleague swore by hers for years (it may have been an 8520 or something around that era).

    Anyway, Blackberries have always been too expensive for me; and I was happy with my Windows Phones until recently, when I started to notice certain restrictions like not being able to cut-and-paste information from one of their core apps to another, vital when I'm trying to pull in news reports from various sources to drop into Word docs and the like. I noticed the same thing occurred on the Surface tablets too. I know third party apps avoid this, but it annoyed me.

    I thought I'd be able to do work with a smartphone, but all the touchscreen ones I've owned have inevitably been used for music and internet. I'm neither accurate nor fast when it comes to touchscreen typing, and though Swype is very quick on a Windows Phone, I finally became fed up a few weeks ago when it was obvious I was spending more time correcting an incompetent auto-correct feature (normally these things are supposed to learn from you over time, but this functionality seems to have gone backwards!)

    So I decided to trade in my Lumia 735 (it had a lovely big screen and a good battery, but the design of the phone was all pointy edges and hurt like hell in a jean pocket) and a load of old tech, games etc in order to buy a second-hand Classic.

    So far its early days, but I'm looking forward to building up a good typing speed with the physical keyboard. I love the idea of every key being an assignable hotkey and was very happy to find a good podcast app in bPod.

    Having owned touchscreen phones for the last four years I found I was increasingly leaving e-mails and other do-able work for when I could sit at a computer. This Classic looks like a mini-computer to me, and I really need to be able to write when I'm out and about.

    One thing I will say is that the Blackberry 10 OS is the least intuitive of any phone I've used so far (the best being the iPhone by miles). However, I get the impression that may be the initial trade-off to achieve the increased functionality and custimisation, so I am more than willing to get to grips with it.

    A (relatively) small app store doesn't bother me, and overall I'm hoping this may finally be the right phone for the job.

    Its definitely the coolest looking phone I've ever owned, and its the only phone I've used that can handle a big music library as well as an iPhone. There's no stuttering, no delay jumping from one track to another even when listing every song on the SD card (my Window's phones would often seize when tasked with that; sometimes taking up to three minutes to unfreeze). So I am VERY thankful to have a smooth working music player!

    Now looking for a good news aggregator app. I used to use Paperboy on the Windows Phone, a 3rd party offering that was much better than the native news app. If there's something like that i'll be very happy.
    Last edited by One Brain Cell; 05-10-15 at 05:39 PM.
    05-10-15 04:55 PM
  18. reebokboy's Avatar
    i'm so tempted to get it
    05-11-15 04:53 PM
  19. WindingBerry's Avatar
    Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen and hold it to peek, then slide your finger down off of the screen to return to the application.
    05-13-15 11:17 AM
  20. tylernOH's Avatar
    My story: I had a 9900 I bought used and had that for over a year, then I had a Note 3 for a year (pretty darn good phone) but no Phys. KB, Mass stoarge, and tons of uninstallable bloatware got me longing for the BB again, plus AT&T didn't work when I moved from FL to CO.

    So this past Sunday I cancelled my AT&T contract ($400 ETF, which I will recoup from selling the Note on Craigslist )
    and I bought a Classic on Verizon:

    Official I Got My Classic Thread!-bb-classic-1.jpg
    I bought an otterBox on Amazon too for it... love the case.

    Blackberry has always been great, but this phone is just pure pornography to look at, and just as modern and functional as any phone on the market right now. I'm big on communication usage so I love they way the phone is laid out. I love the UI on BB10, the Hub is brilliant and intuitive- it makes everything easy to sort through. The real party piece is the speaker... IMO it blows the iPhone out of the water in terms of quality and loudness. (not that it matters)

    It only took me half a week, but I've fallen in love with BlackBerry all over again. <3
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    05-13-15 05:59 PM
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    05-13-15 06:20 PM
  22. Ivan Deyanov's Avatar
    thanks for inforamtion!
    05-14-15 09:59 AM
  23. unknown_johny's Avatar
    Greetings from India! So got my classic yesterday. First time blackberry user, but so far so good. Was using windows mobile and windows phone before.

    Indiawale out there, what essential apps can you suggest that will make my life here easier?

    Posted via CB10
    05-16-15 03:15 PM
  24. tcrosby86's Avatar
    Picked up my classic yesterday from AT&T. Wow the nostalgia feels are hitting me. The last BlackBerry I've owned is a Tour.

    Coming from an HTC M8 Android to a BlackBerry is a little bit of a learning curve, but that was completely expected.

    Only app I feel I'm missing is stupid snap chat haha, though my M8 is unlocked and I can use it whenever if I really get the itch to use it. I've seen several third party apps for using it, but a little leary of getting banned.

    Overall I am very satisfied with my decision so far. I tried the passport for a bit in store and just could not make myself like it. Really want to be able to one hand my cell phone.

    Pounding out emails/texts/forum posts is a breeze and couldn't be happier with the typing experience.

    Cheers fellow BlackBerry enthusiasts, glad to be back!

    Posted via CB10
    05-21-15 02:20 PM
  25. madman0141's Avatar
    Official I Got My Classic Thread!-img-20150522-00476.jpg
    Here is my new Classic trying to get my Sourdough Pretzel stash. Also it is sporting the Hemi Orange BlackBerry Rimpire Logo!
    05-22-15 08:46 AM
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