Items tagged with BlackBerry Classic

Just before the holiday weekend started, there were some fireworks going off in BlackBerry land when word leaked out that U.S. Senate staffers would no longer have access to the company’s smartphones. It was reported that there were only 600 BlackBerry devices on hand, and once that inventory was depleted, staffers would have to choose from Android and iOS-based alternatives. Rather than let this report stew any further, BlackBerry took to its blog to help clear the air a bit regarding its smartphone production. While the original report indicated that Verizon and AT&T were suspending production of all BlackBerry OS 10 devices (Q10, Z10, Z30, Passport and Classic), BlackBerry has clarified... Read more...
BlackBerry, or the company formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM), if you prefer, is banking on its BlackBerry Classic handset being a hit as the Canadian company looks to regain solid footing in the mobile space. So far, so good -- the blast-from-the-past smartphone is winning favor among BlackBerry users, both new and old, who have collectively depleted the company of its pre-order stock. If you head over to the BlackBerry Classic's product page, it still shows the pre-order button, but clicking it in hopes of scoring one in time for Christmas is a surefire way of being disappointed. There just aren't any more BlackBerry Classic devices to sell at the moment. "We're sorry... Read more...
Someone at BlackBerry's been watching Matthew McConaughey's goofy Lincoln commercials, and specifically the one that states, "Sometimes you've got to go back to actually move forward." Not to reminisce or chase ghosts, mind you, but to see where you came from, as McConaughey advises. What the flip that has to do with Lincoln, we're not really sure, but in BlackBerry's case, the Canadian handset maker is pinning its hopes on the aptly named BlackBerry Classic. The BlackBerry Classic represents a return to what once made BlackBerry devices popular to begin with -- the well designed physical keyboard with a top row of navigation keys, trackpad, and a size that feels appropriate in your hands. At... Read more...