BlackBerry Classic review: Back to the past is not how to get to the future

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What’s Old Is New Again

The BlackBerry Classic is a return to BlackBerry’s
QWERTY keyboard success. The $499.99 (unlocked) smartphone is basically
an updated BlackBerry Bold 9900, but running the newest BlackBerry 10
operating system.
Image: Mashable, Luke Leonard

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BlackBerry is still alive, and it’s making smartphones designed for… 2008?

Pretty much. The BlackBerry Classic is a throwback to when QWERTY keyboards ruled the mobile land.

Why the “retro” looks? Good question.

A couple of years ago, BlackBerry tried to take on the iPhone and Android head-on with the all-touchscreen Blackberry Z10. That plan failed so miserably it nearly bankrupted the company.

BlackBerry’s new master plan, under current CEO John Chen, is to return back to its QWERTY keyboard roots

BlackBerry’s new master plan, under current CEO John Chen,
is to return back to its…

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