Celcom Axiata and BlackBerry launches BlackBerry Classic

Kuala Lumpur: Celcom Axiata Bhd has teamed up with BlackBerry to launch the latest smartphone, Blackberry Classic, under Celcom’s First Plan.

“The new phone with the package is retailed at RM1,588 and is available at all Celcom Blue Cube and Celcom Xclusive outlets beginning Wednesday.

“Currently, we have about 200,000 Celcom-Blackberry customers from two million post-paid customers and we hope to get more users,” said Celcom chief marketing officer, Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, at the launch of the phone here Wednesday.

Blackberry senior director Asia Pacific product management, Damian Tay, said the smartphone was targeted at productivity-driven business professionals who wanted a device with mobile tools without sacrificing style or portability.

“The new BlackBerry Classic features a large square touch screen and new QWERTY touch-enabled keyboard.

“The Classic is an upgrade from the BlackBerry Bold 9900 with 50 per cent longer battery life, three times faster browser, 60 per cent more screen space and a greater variety of BlackBerry World applications,” he said



Is the Comparisons done by reviewers on BlackBerry, Android and I-Phone correct?

There is a lot of comparisons between all three phones and most reviewers will sideline BlackBerry and go for Android or I-Phone, but there is one thing that the comparisons is wrong is Android and I-phone is meant for general consumers, where BlackBerry phones are meant for Corporate its like comparing a fighter jet with Commercial Airlines and a heavy tractor with a Sedan. So the whole comparison is wrong. I think its what you use your phone for, I have I-phone, Android and BlackBerry and i use them for different purpose, BlackBerry is a work phone, it is stable, allows work to be done, i use it for remote access to my PC when i am oversea and it work like a charm, but i can’t do that on android or i-phone,as it will lagged get disconnected too frequently for any work to be done.

So for those who write a review they should be comparing the correct category of items and not comparing and orange with an apple. For those that really need work to be done, and you have not try the BlackBerry Passport i suggest you try it first, the reviews done by some do not do any justice to the device itself.