Surprising as it may sound but the upcoming Blackberry phones for 2014 have done better than the entire Nokia brand this year.
That’s because the Canada-based manufacturer was able to turn things around and escape what could have been a buyout last year.
On the other hand, the seemingly promising future of getting acquired by Microsoft brought Nokia’s mobile division to an abrupt end. In Blackberry’s quest of redemption and regain its popularity, it launched two new smartphones by the end of this year.
The first one is the Passport, which has reportedly sold out twice in a row when it was released.
It boasted high-end specs, and a unique square 4.5-inch screen with a QWERTY keypad below.
However, for most Blackberry fans, the Q20 Classic could be the better choice.
Here’s why: 1.
It is already a proven strategy The Blackberry Classic brings back a lot of memories from the company’s heyday when it was competing with Nokia’s feature phones.
It has a 3.5-inch display and the patented QWERTY keypad that everyone loves.
In addition, it has the navigation bar, complete with the trackpad.
It does not cost much During its announcement, the Classic will reportedly be priced at around $170 to $180, which is pretty cheap for a smartphone.
However, considering that the device’s goal is to bring back the ‘classic-styled’ Blackberry handset to the mass market, this price tag is definitely spot on. 3.
Its build quality is still top notch There are a number of reasons why Nokia and Blackberry become very popular in the 2000s.
That’s because of their phones’ build quality.
These handsets were designed and built to withstand years of continuous use.
Blackberry would surely want to bring back those same old customers in its aim to become relevant in the mobile market once more.