BlackBerry Classic First Impressions
For the BlackBerry faithful, the Classic is a sight for sore eyes. The approach by the Waterloo company is simple: rather than taking the competition head on, BlackBerry is putting its focus on retaining the customers it still has. That means more devices like the Passport and Classic, which offer that familiar (and terrific) typing experience with excellent enterprise security. If you want to relive the glory days of physical keyboards, the Classic is the perfect device for you.
Using the Classic, I’m reminded of the days of the Bold 9900. The construction of the Bold feels great, and it’s ultimately everything you expect it to be if you’re a BlackBerry fan. If you’ve had your eye on big phones from Samsung, Apple, and LG, the Classic won’t really do much to convince you to switch. But if you’re nostalgic for a physical keyboard, BlackBerry’s new device is meant for you.