Blackberry has launched its new Blackberry Classic Smartphone priced at $450 (Rs. 28,000 approx). The smartphone is available in the US currently. However, the price, availability in Indian market is not disclosed. As the name suggests, it comes with the incredible classic QWERTY keypad.
BlackBerry Classic Offers The best QWERTY KEYBOARD
Apart from having the good old keyboard and trackpad, Blackberry has even added a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a 720*720 pixel resolution with 294 PPI density. Besides, the screen is much larger in comparison to the Blackberry Bold 9900.
Update – 17/Jan/2015 – Blackberry classic is now available online in India for Rs. 31,000.
In fact, the phone looks similar to the traditional blackberry bold smartphones. The touchscreen, navigation keys and the trackpad all combine to offer a faster navigation experience. Also, the ergonomic keypad provides a better typing experience in comparison to a touchscreen phone.
Furthermore, it has a stainless steel outer frame, the display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The fit and finish is superb for the smartphone, looks elegant in hand, and easy to grip and use.
“The keypad is soft and very easy to type that makes a Blackberry Smartphone Unique.”
Also, this is one of the Blackberry phones, which comes with a front facing Camera. I don’t remember if I have seen one earlier. Moreover, it is ideal for business users and Blackberry loyalists. They can use the trackpad, physical keypad and touchscreen to improve speed up email writing and reading documents.
Notably, the Blackberry classic runs on Blackberry 10.3.1 operating system powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8960 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. And it even comes with Adreno 225 GPU and a 2 GB RAM.
The internal storage of the phone is 16 GB and its expandable up to 128 GB. Additionally, the phone includes an 8MP Autofocus camera with LED flash.
The phone has a 2515 mAH capacity battery that is claimed to give 350 hours of standby and 17 hours of talk time. lastly, it has support for 3G & 4G LTE network to ensure blazing fast internet speeds.
Full specification Blackberry Classic
- Processor – Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8960.
- GPU – Adreno 225.
- RAM – 2GB.
- Internal Memory – 16GB
- External SD Card Supported – up to 128GB.
- Screen Type and Size – 5inch
- Screen Resolution – 720*720.
- Pixel density – 294 PPI
- Battery Capacity – 2515maH.
- Primary Camera – 8MP Autofocus.
- Secondary Camera – 2MP.
- 2G – EDGE
- 3G – HSPA.
- 4G – LTE
- Operating System – Blackberry 10.3.1.
- Dimensions -131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm.
- Weight 172 gram.
The Blackberry classic is designed to target business professionals combining the benefit of a touchscreen and keypad phone. The specs, storage, and camera are adequate to ensure it does not lag while multi-tasking.
Besides, the Blackberry classic is a chance for new users to try a Blackberry QWERTY phone and hardcore loyalists to upgrade from the older versions. If you are not already bitten by Android/ iOS bug, then you may like to use a Blackberry next time.