1. hnguyen's Avatar
    As an active family man in the IT field I need a phone that is just as productive as I am. I need a phone that can keep up with me and not slow me down. Below are brief opinions of each phone and in the end I have decided which was best that fit me and my lifestyle.

    Q10

    The Q10 is the most mobile of the phones. I can easily carry it around with me when I'm out and about and especially when I go for my long runs. I use Endomondo with Google Play music for my 4 mile runs.
    Texting and emailing is where the Q10 is at its strongest. Whether it's a short or long winded message the Q10 will crush it.

    In the IT field I google everything, and with the Q10 browser it can be cramped looking up information or reading pdf white papers. It gets the job done, but it can be a bit of a struggle when reading loads of data.
    I'm not a big photo guy, so the camera is perfectly fine. It's focus ability is slow but it doesn't bother me at all.
    Overall, the Q10 is for the someone looking for the small PKB phone and that needs little android apps. Performance can hinder some of your favorite apps. It's not to say it won't work, but for me it I prefer it to be as smooth as native apps. It can get frustrating waiting for some apps to load or refresh especially when you're in a rush.

    Classic

    The classic feels like the grown up version of the Q10. It took me several days to get use to the toolbelt. But once I got use to it it made a big difference in navigating the phone. For me, it's much more efficient using the Back and End keys to close apps, go to the home screen, etc. And the trackpad really changes the workflow throughout the phone. Almost everything can be perform utilizing the bottle half of the phone. I don't have to adjust my hand to select an item at the top of the screen.

    Even with similar specs to the Q10 the classic feels faster because of the workflow efficiency of the toolbelt. Some of my android apps are still sluggish so that hasn't changed.

    The LCD is a huge step up from the Q10. It's brighter and feels much better on the eyes.
    Overall the Classic is better in every way, if not, equal, in comparison to the Q10. The keyboard is better, build quality is better, screen is better, battery is better (so far it's better by about 15-20%. It may not seem better the first couple of days of use). Whether I'm doing personal or work related tasks on the phone the Classic provides a better experience than the Q10. The only concern some people my have is the density of the phone. It's pretty heavy for its size, but it'll likely bother those are looking for the smallest and lightest phone.

    Passport

    The awkward large size of the passport isn't a concern for me unless I'm walking around and need to look up something. I would have to stop and/or use the phone with two hands so I won't drop it. In meetings, it's hard to be discreet using the phone.

    The keyboard is good, but got as great as the Classic or even the Q10. The touch enabled feature really helps speed things up a little but can't match the Classic/Q10 speed and efficiency.

    Where the passport really shine is its screen. Viewing web pages and reading email is much better. In addition, the beefier specs makes most android apps fast. It loads faster and operates faster.

    Even with the larger size I can still take the passport with me on my runs. I use a running belt so it fits fine and the weight doesn't bother me at all, but there's no way I can run with it in my hand or on some sort of armband. The Q10 was perfect for that.

    Overall the passport's amazing screen and fast performance makes it an easy choice if you use a lot of android apps. The camera is better too. The pictures look a lot better, but the focus can be slow and anything motion will result in blurred pictures. The battery life is superb. It feels like it can last twice as long as the Q10. If you're always on the go and require one hand use the passport can be cumbersome when you want to do more than just scrolling through the screen.

    My Decision

    ::::drum roll::::

    The Classic wins.

    It was a very hard choice between the classic and passport. In the end it came down to which phone gave me the least amount of stress. The passport requires two hands to use effectively, the 3 row keyboard is not as comfortable as I would like. And lastly, the passport doesn't fit any of my phone mounts that I have in my car nor it fits in my cup holder. So it's usually in my pocket or it slides around on my console.

    For the classic, I can operate it with one hand. This means I can hold my thermos of coffee in the other hand while walking to the office. When browsing webpages the cursor helps tremendously and when clicking on small links. It's the toolbelt that gives the Classic that edge that the passport couldn't beat given the better specs, better screen, and better battery. If I had a more sedentary lifestyle I would have gone for the passport.
    Well, that's my take hope it helps.

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    Alain_A, emkay47, andy957 and 6 others like this.
    01-03-15 01:24 PM
  2. Vintage123's Avatar
    Bravo! Congrats on your choice and what works best for YOU. I'm moving from the PP to the CL in short order for the same reasons you stated above.

    Posted via CB10
    01-03-15 01:31 PM
  3. Alain_A's Avatar
    If the passport had the Classic PKB would have gone that way?
    01-03-15 01:40 PM
  4. tagumcity's Avatar
    Same here, keeping Passport & ordered Classic this morning! I'll be selling my backup q10 & z10.

    Posted via CB10
    01-03-15 03:04 PM
  5. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing.

    So you're telling me that better specs mean better performance? Inconceivable!

    Posted via BlackBerry Classic
    01-03-15 03:22 PM
  6. BBUniq01's Avatar
    Thanks for the review. I debated about staying with my Q10 vs getting the Classic. But after reading similar reviews such as urs, and the LCD screen is such a draw for me - not a fan of the amoled, I ordered the Classic. Should be here next week. Can't wait. Loved my Bold 9900 and this will be a nostalgic experience.


    Posted via Q10 with 1154
    01-03-15 07:10 PM
  7. evodevo69's Avatar
    OP,

    How do you find the Classic in terms of mobility in relation to the Q10.

    How is it in terns of taking on a run or going out at night etc.

    #CB10 #WorkWide
    01-03-15 07:39 PM
  8. danfrancisco's Avatar
    Great review! I moved from the Q10 to the Passport and will be getting the Classic (waiting for it to be available in white). I will be going through a similar evaluation process to determine my 2015 daily driver, but I can already tell you that the Q10, while serving me exceptionally well for the last year and a half, will be retired into my BlackBerry Hall of Fame.

    The Passport just blows it away. The *only* advantage that the Q10 has over the Passport is my ability to be efficient and productive one-handed. I can one-hand the Passport, but I'm not nearly as fast as with the Q10.

    So it should seem natural to me that the Classic will be my clear cut winner right? Not necessarily. There's two advantages that the Passport will have over the Classic: that gorgeous giant screen and beefier specs. Hopefully the Classic's screen won't feel as cramped as the Q10's (it shouldn't), so it will come down to how snappy BB10 performs on the Classic compared to the Passport (which is super smooth and fast).

    As for the hybrid Passport keyboard vs. The Classic toolbelt, I feel like I will be able to adapt either way so neither features are a differentiator over the other.

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by danfrancisco; 01-03-15 at 10:05 PM.
    01-03-15 08:33 PM
  9. kanshuderen's Avatar
    Totally agree! I was interesting with Passport when it was born but finally found it is too big. So after waiting for two months, I bought Classic which is more suitable for me. I only use BlackBerry for emailing and chatting, not playing games and listening music (iPhone 6 plus do these jobs). Classic is enough.

    Posted via CB10
    01-03-15 08:58 PM
  10. hnguyen's Avatar
    OP,

    How do you find the Classic in terms of mobility in relation to the Q10.

    How is it in terns of taking on a run or going out at night etc.

    #CB10 #WorkWide
    When it comes to running you can't beat the Q10, but the classic is manageable. I don't recommend running it with in your hand. I recommend a running belt or armband.

    As for going out and about the classic just as mobile as the Q10. Even though the classic is bigger and heavier the great equalizer is the toolbelt. You don't have to adjust your grip to perform many of the actions on the phone. So when I'm out with friends and family the use of the classic doesn't change at all from the Q10. I still whip the phone out to check my twitter feed, emails, facebook, Crackberry, or some random apps and websites from time to time.

    Posted via CB10
    evodevo69 likes this.
    01-03-15 10:45 PM
  11. twelvezero8's Avatar
    As an active family man in the IT field I need a phone that is just as productive as I am. I need a phone that can keep up with me and not slow me down. Below are brief opinions of each phone and in the end I have decided which was best that fit me and my lifestyle.

    Q10

    The Q10 is the most mobile of the phones. I can easily carry it around with me when I'm out and about and especially when I go for my long runs. I use Endomondo with Google Play music for my 4 mile runs.
    Texting and emailing is where the Q10 is at its strongest. Whether it's a short or long winded message the Q10 will crush it.

    In the IT field I google everything, and with the Q10 browser it can be cramped looking up information or reading pdf white papers. It gets the job done, but it can be a bit of a struggle when reading loads of data.
    I'm not a big photo guy, so the camera is perfectly fine. It's focus ability is slow but it doesn't bother me at all.
    Overall, the Q10 is for the someone looking for the small PKB phone and that needs little android apps. Performance can hinder some of your favorite apps. It's not to say it won't work, but for me it I prefer it to be as smooth as native apps. It can get frustrating waiting for some apps to load or refresh especially when you're in a rush.

    Classic

    The classic feels like the grown up version of the Q10. It took me several days to get use to the toolbelt. But once I got use to it it made a big difference in navigating the phone. For me, it's much more efficient using the Back and End keys to close apps, go to the home screen, etc. And the trackpad really changes the workflow throughout the phone. Almost everything can be perform utilizing the bottle half of the phone. I don't have to adjust my hand to select an item at the top of the screen.

    Even with similar specs to the Q10 the classic feels faster because of the workflow efficiency of the toolbelt. Some of my android apps are still sluggish so that hasn't changed.

    The LCD is a huge step up from the Q10. It's brighter and feels much better on the eyes.
    Overall the Classic is better in every way, if not, equal, in comparison to the Q10. The keyboard is better, build quality is better, screen is better, battery is better (so far it's better by about 15-20%. It may not seem better the first couple of days of use). Whether I'm doing personal or work related tasks on the phone the Classic provides a better experience than the Q10. The only concern some people my have is the density of the phone. It's pretty heavy for its size, but it'll likely bother those are looking for the smallest and lightest phone.

    Passport

    The awkward large size of the passport isn't a concern for me unless I'm walking around and need to look up something. I would have to stop and/or use the phone with two hands so I won't drop it. In meetings, it's hard to be discreet using the phone.

    The keyboard is good, but got as great as the Classic or even the Q10. The touch enabled feature really helps speed things up a little but can't match the Classic/Q10 speed and efficiency.

    Where the passport really shine is its screen. Viewing web pages and reading email is much better. In addition, the beefier specs makes most android apps fast. It loads faster and operates faster.

    Even with the larger size I can still take the passport with me on my runs. I use a running belt so it fits fine and the weight doesn't bother me at all, but there's no way I can run with it in my hand or on some sort of armband. The Q10 was perfect for that.

    Overall the passport's amazing screen and fast performance makes it an easy choice if you use a lot of android apps. The camera is better too. The pictures look a lot better, but the focus can be slow and anything motion will result in blurred pictures. The battery life is superb. It feels like it can last twice as long as the Q10. If you're always on the go and require one hand use the passport can be cumbersome when you want to do more than just scrolling through the screen.

    My Decision

    ::::drum roll::::

    The Classic wins.

    It was a very hard choice between the classic and passport. In the end it came down to which phone gave me the least amount of stress. The passport requires two hands to use effectively, the 3 row keyboard is not as comfortable as I would like. And lastly, the passport doesn't fit any of my phone mounts that I have in my car nor it fits in my cup holder. So it's usually in my pocket or it slides around on my console.

    For the classic, I can operate it with one hand. This means I can hold my thermos of coffee in the other hand while walking to the office. When browsing webpages the cursor helps tremendously and when clicking on small links. It's the toolbelt that gives the Classic that edge that the passport couldn't beat given the better specs, better screen, and better battery. If I had a more sedentary lifestyle I would have gone for the passport.
    Well, that's my take hope it helps.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks for creating this thread I was looking for something like this. You just really sold me on the classic. I still feel I have to get a Q10 though as a backup device.... don't know what it is but there is just something about the Q10 I really like. Again great thread and great post.

    Posted via CB10
    07-04-15 05:41 AM
  12. dlrogers81's Avatar
    Great post! I definitely agree!

    Sent from my Classic using Tapatalk
    07-04-15 07:55 AM
  13. conbrio29's Avatar
    Great read!

    Posted via CB10
    08-23-15 06:42 PM
  14. nbaliga's Avatar
    I agree! Got the Passport after using the Q10 and your points are all 100% accurate.

    I recently got the Cobalt Classic and find that it's just the right size and has much better navigation with the toolbelt.


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    davisville likes this.
    08-23-15 07:11 PM
  15. o4liberty's Avatar
    I have owned all three devices and settled for the classic. Size and keyboard were the big factors for the classic the Passport was the fastest but too large for a daily driver.

    Posted via CB10
    08-23-15 07:26 PM
  16. ma678's Avatar
    As an active family man in the IT field I need a phone that is just as productive as I am. I need a phone that can keep up with me and not slow me down. Below are brief opinions of each phone and in the end I have decided which was best that fit me and my lifestyle.

    Q10

    The Q10 is the most mobile of the phones. I can easily carry it around with me when I'm out and about and especially when I go for my long runs. I use Endomondo with Google Play music for my 4 mile runs.
    Texting and emailing is where the Q10 is at its strongest. Whether it's a short or long winded message the Q10 will crush it.

    In the IT field I google everything, and with the Q10 browser it can be cramped looking up information or reading pdf white papers. It gets the job done, but it can be a bit of a struggle when reading loads of data.
    I'm not a big photo guy, so the camera is perfectly fine. It's focus ability is slow but it doesn't bother me at all.
    Overall, the Q10 is for the someone looking for the small PKB phone and that needs little android apps. Performance can hinder some of your favorite apps. It's not to say it won't work, but for me it I prefer it to be as smooth as native apps. It can get frustrating waiting for some apps to load or refresh especially when you're in a rush.

    Classic

    The classic feels like the grown up version of the Q10. It took me several days to get use to the toolbelt. But once I got use to it it made a big difference in navigating the phone. For me, it's much more efficient using the Back and End keys to close apps, go to the home screen, etc. And the trackpad really changes the workflow throughout the phone. Almost everything can be perform utilizing the bottle half of the phone. I don't have to adjust my hand to select an item at the top of the screen.

    Even with similar specs to the Q10 the classic feels faster because of the workflow efficiency of the toolbelt. Some of my android apps are still sluggish so that hasn't changed.

    The LCD is a huge step up from the Q10. It's brighter and feels much better on the eyes.
    Overall the Classic is better in every way, if not, equal, in comparison to the Q10. The keyboard is better, build quality is better, screen is better, battery is better (so far it's better by about 15-20%. It may not seem better the first couple of days of use). Whether I'm doing personal or work related tasks on the phone the Classic provides a better experience than the Q10. The only concern some people my have is the density of the phone. It's pretty heavy for its size, but it'll likely bother those are looking for the smallest and lightest phone.

    Passport

    The awkward large size of the passport isn't a concern for me unless I'm walking around and need to look up something. I would have to stop and/or use the phone with two hands so I won't drop it. In meetings, it's hard to be discreet using the phone.

    The keyboard is good, but got as great as the Classic or even the Q10. The touch enabled feature really helps speed things up a little but can't match the Classic/Q10 speed and efficiency.

    Where the passport really shine is its screen. Viewing web pages and reading email is much better. In addition, the beefier specs makes most android apps fast. It loads faster and operates faster.

    Even with the larger size I can still take the passport with me on my runs. I use a running belt so it fits fine and the weight doesn't bother me at all, but there's no way I can run with it in my hand or on some sort of armband. The Q10 was perfect for that.

    Overall the passport's amazing screen and fast performance makes it an easy choice if you use a lot of android apps. The camera is better too. The pictures look a lot better, but the focus can be slow and anything motion will result in blurred pictures. The battery life is superb. It feels like it can last twice as long as the Q10. If you're always on the go and require one hand use the passport can be cumbersome when you want to do more than just scrolling through the screen.

    My Decision

    ::::drum roll::::

    The Classic wins.

    It was a very hard choice between the classic and passport. In the end it came down to which phone gave me the least amount of stress. The passport requires two hands to use effectively, the 3 row keyboard is not as comfortable as I would like. And lastly, the passport doesn't fit any of my phone mounts that I have in my car nor it fits in my cup holder. So it's usually in my pocket or it slides around on my console.

    For the classic, I can operate it with one hand. This means I can hold my thermos of coffee in the other hand while walking to the office. When browsing webpages the cursor helps tremendously and when clicking on small links. It's the toolbelt that gives the Classic that edge that the passport couldn't beat given the better specs, better screen, and better battery. If I had a more sedentary lifestyle I would have gone for the passport.
    Well, that's my take hope it helps.

    Posted via CB10
    Great review! It helps me to stay with my Classic until next successor.

    Thanks.

    Posted via Classic
    08-24-15 01:28 AM
  17. passport1's Avatar
    If passport loses some weight and thickness, it would become THE phone.

    Posted via CB10
    08-25-15 10:10 AM

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