06-20-14 10:47 AM
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  1. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    After thinking more about the Classic, I had to revisit my rendering. With more details becoming clear for the Windermere vs Classic, I have done a second rendition to my concept of the Classic which now includes the four row keyboard. My last version had a three row, but it's obvious that pertains more to the Windermere. It has been placed beside the Q10 for reference.

    The Return of the Classic - V2-classic-q20_2.jpg
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    05-31-14 01:56 AM
  2. Ecm's Avatar
    Yeah, this could work. I assume it still has the metallic band around the sides?
    05-31-14 02:07 AM
  3. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Yeah, this could work. I assume it still has the metallic band around the sides?
    Yes, it is implied to have the black metal band like the Q10. Though I wouldn't be surprised if they brought back the silver like the 9900. This is really just my interpretation of it.
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    05-31-14 02:11 AM
  4. zocster's Avatar
    Love it!

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    05-31-14 02:22 AM
  5. slagman5's Avatar
    Yes, much better than that 3-row garbage. I hope it looks something like this...

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    Z30Commission likes this.
    05-31-14 08:12 AM
  6. ofutur's Avatar
    Keyboard should be same size, get rid of the logo at the top, the device is tall enough as it is.
    05-31-14 09:46 AM
  7. Bonnie Bonzai's Avatar
    Love this version - Mr. Chen are you paying attention? I'd buy this in a heartbeat.
    05-31-14 09:55 AM
  8. H4zN's Avatar
    Why no curved Keyboard?

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    05-31-14 09:57 AM
  9. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Keyboard should be same size, get rid of the logo at the top, the device is tall enough as it is.
    With the jump from the 9900 to the Q10, with the screen bump in size, the keys also got larger. I think that will be even more of the case with the Classic. Maybe it will be the same height as the Q10, but stretch to be the width of the device, similar to the Windermere leaks we're seeing.

    For the BlackBerry logo, I don't remember ever seeing their devices without it on the front.

    But I agree, it is a bit tall for my liking. I'll see what I can do.

    Why no curved Keyboard?

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    Good question. I don't know if they're going to go with a curved keyboard this time around. I have a feeling the straight keys are here to stay. But I've been wrong before.
    05-31-14 11:10 AM
  10. fernandomagelan's Avatar
    As far as the design is concerned, I think they need to focus on making bezels smaller. Z30 is not that bad, but the Q10 bezels are ridiculous, especially the top one. I also hope the hardware buttons are "tiny", taking less space on the front as possible.

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    05-31-14 11:37 AM
  11. irweezyy's Avatar
    Moving the blackberry branding to the bottom would also work, it's just wastes space at the bottom, that would reduce the height of the device

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    05-31-14 12:58 PM
  12. H4zN's Avatar
    Good question. I don't know if they're going to go with a curved keyboard this time around. I have a feeling the straight keys are here to stay. But I've been wrong before.
    If they want a true successor of the Bold or "Classic", they have to repeat the curved keyboard. All the classics had them!

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    05-31-14 01:13 PM
  13. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Stop copying the "copy cats" (knock-offs)... lol

    The Return of the Classic - V2-crackberry-image.jpg

    Copycat of Q10 - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com

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    05-31-14 01:22 PM
  14. Bonnie Bonzai's Avatar
    Stop copying the "copy cats" (knock-offs)... lol

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    Oh !! that is no where near as nice as the op's version.....
    05-31-14 06:15 PM
  15. Mr4aces's Avatar
    Why no curved Keyboard?

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    I agree I want the ergonomic keyboard.
    06-01-14 09:14 PM
  16. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Classic all the way!! Better have the iconic bold 9900 keyboard!!!!

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    06-05-14 06:36 AM
  17. matt4pack's Avatar
    Why does a curved keyboard matter? You're typing with thumbs not 10 fingers.

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    06-06-14 04:00 PM
  18. JonCBK's Avatar
    Why does a curved keyboard matter? You're typing with thumbs not 10 fingers.

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    I'd say it matters because our thumbs are pivoting around the joint at our palm. Sure thumbs can go lots of places. But as we move in toward the palm, like when we try to hit a q or a p, the thumb will go up naturally.

    Got to push the wanted space above and below down. Also as phone gets bigger, it needs to get thinner for Pocket space issues. Though BlackBerry needs to have great battery life. Like the current Q10 has. That phone cannot be beaten in one day. It will outlast you until you go to sleep.

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    06-06-14 07:20 PM
  19. H4zN's Avatar
    Classic all the way!! Better have the iconic bold 9900 keyboard!!!!

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    Unfortunately the Classic will nog have a curved keyboard. The device was shown at a BlackBerry event I attended.

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    06-07-14 02:39 AM
  20. Mr4aces's Avatar
    I'd say it matters because our thumbs are pivoting around the joint at our palm. Sure thumbs can go lots of places. But as we move in toward the palm, like when we try to hit a q or a p, the thumb will go up naturally.

    Got to push the wanted space above and below down. Also as phone gets bigger, it needs to get thinner for Pocket space issues. Though BlackBerry needs to have great battery life. Like the current Q10 has. That phone cannot be beaten in one day. It will outlast you until you go to sleep.

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    Yes! They just don't get it, because they either don't type fast on a regular keyboard or they only use one finger (thumb). I type over 80 wpm on using a ergonomic board. If you look at some earlier BlackBerrys the curve was facing down. They changed it for a reason, because of the way your thumb pivots.

    I have used straight keyboard phones they are not as fast.

    Type typing 10 hours a day on a regular keyboard for a month. Then go to a ergonomic kb.
    06-08-14 06:42 AM
  21. Mr4aces's Avatar
    Unfortunately the Classic will nog have a curved keyboard. The device was shown at a BlackBerry event I attended.

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    Where and when?
    If the Q20/Classic comes out with a straight keyboard it will not switch 9900. The phone will flop just like the Q10.

    I'm hoping the one you saw was before April.
    06-08-14 06:50 AM
  22. H4zN's Avatar
    It was last Tuesday in London, BlackBerry Experience event. They showed a picture of the Classic.

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    06-08-14 07:01 AM
  23. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    Where and when?
    If the Q20/Classic comes out with a straight keyboard it will not switch 9900. The phone will flop just like the Q10.

    I'm hoping the one you saw was before April.
    That was a really educated comment... (Sarcasm)

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    06-08-14 11:14 AM
  24. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    By the way I think a curved keyboard like 9900 would be better for gaining back legacy users.
    I found it a little more ergonomic than the straight one (I naturally go easier with that curved movement to reach the central keys).
    It would fit better the tool-belt too.

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    06-08-14 12:13 PM
  25. slagman5's Avatar
    By the way I think a curved keyboard like 9900 would be better for gaining back legacy users.
    I found it a little more ergonomic than the straight one (I naturally go easier with that curved movement to reach the central keys).
    It would fit better the tool-belt too.

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    I'm used to the straight keyboard already, don't make me have to re-adapt, lol. :-P

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    DYLANHABKIRK likes this.
    06-08-14 04:07 PM
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