Interestingly, BlackBerry decided to go back to the basics in the fourth quarter this year, and it recently launched a phone it calls the “BlackBerry Classic.” While the phone does include a touchscreen and somewhat modern specs, it’s a spitting image of BlackBerry phones from before the fall.
But is a throwback to the days when physical keyboards were dominant enough to pull business away from the competition? One high-profile iPhone user made the switch, and he explained what it was like in a recent review.
Can a keyboard-toting smartphone with a design that dates back more than half a dozen years pry an iPhone lover away from his Apple smartphone? That’s the question Associated Press reporter Scott Mayerowitz sought to answer in a review published on Tuesday, and he used himself as a test subject.
Mayerowitz explained that he used to be a BlackBerry user but like most people, he switched away from his BlackBerry to a more modern smartphone several years ago. He now describes himself as a “loyal iPhone user.”
Interestingly, Mayerowitz ditched his BlackBerry for an iPhone just four years ago, which is much later than most people.