While most manufacturers are focusing on releasing devices with big screens and innovative designs, some of them are bringing back their most successful form factor combined with the latest technology. We’re talking about the BlackBerry Classic, a smartphone reminding us of the good old days, when touchscreens weren’t something you see every day and people were still crazy about QWERTY keyboards.
It’s far from being a top notch device, but there are die-hard fans out there who will totally adore this new device which brings back the excellent physical keyboard and the trusty trackpad, which, according to the guys from TechRadar, is one feature that users have been craving for since the manufacturer made the switch to the BB 10 OS.
Back to the roots
BlackBerry classi comes with a 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 720 x 720 and a density of 294 ppi, protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. It’s not the bigges, but it will definitely do its job.
Under the hood, the BlackBerry Classic features a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset, with a dual-core Krait CPU, clocked at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, while the internal storage counts 16 GB of space. We know, it’s a bit too low for most users’ needs, but there’s also a microSD card slot, so you can expand it with 128 more gigs. Basically, the same as the BlackBerry 10, but who cares…
A bit of Android love, yes
Moving on with the specs, the 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front facing snapper should also be mentioned, alongside the BlackBerry 10.31 operating system, which also supports Android apps, via the Amazon Appstore. The BlackBerry Classic is powered by a 2515 mAh battery, which will definitely make it through a day of hardcore usage.
If you’re fancying the idea of buying one, get ready to spend $449 for a contract-free BlackBerry Classic, which starting with today, is available worldwide.