Blackberry announced the Blackberry Classic smartphone as the successor to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve with its physical QWERTY keyboard and updated specs.
The Blackberry Classic is surely a hit for those who want a high end smartphone but also wants a physical keyboard with classic navigation buttons and a trackpad instead of a touchscreen keyboard.
The Blackberry Classic has a 3.5-inch square shaped touch screen display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels or 294 pixels per inch and a layer of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.
Below the screen is a row of capacitive buttons with an optical trackpad at the center. The rest are four rows of the QWERTY keyboard that Blackberry fans are surely going to love.
Running the show is a combination of a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, Adreno 225 graphics processor and 2GB of RAM. Of course, the Blackberry Classic runs on the BlackBerry 10 OS.
|Blackberry Hub and Blackberry Assistant|
Don’t worry about apps because the Blackberry 10 OS can run native Blackberry apps as well as Android apps from the Amazon Playstore.
The Blackberry Classic is equipped with an 8MP camera at the back with a Backside Illuminated sensor and a 2MP front facing camera.
It has 4G LTE connectivity, dual band Wi-Fi with the capability to create a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, Miracast wireless display and NFC support.
|Blackberry Classic accessories|
The Blackberry Classic comes with 16GB of onboard storage space and up to 128GB of additional storage using a microSD card.
It has a non-removable battery rated at 2,515mAh and boasts up to 22 hours of mixed usage. There are also several accessories available for the Blackberry Classic such as a leather swivel holster, leather pocket and soft shell.
It has an official price of $449 or around ₱20,000 for the unlocked version. Of course, this will retail for a slightly higher price here in the Philippines.
You may also wait for the telcos to offer the Blackberry Classic in their postpaid plans.
- 3.5-Inch Capacitive Display (720 x 720 Pixels, 294 ppi)
- Scratch Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Physical QWERTY Keyboard with Optical Trackpad
- Blackberry 10 OS
- Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Chipset
- 1.5GHz Dual Core Krait CPU
- Adreno 225 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 8.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with BSI Sensor and LED Flash
- 2.0 Megapixel Front Camera
- 16GB Internal Storage
- Expandable Up to 128GB via MicroSD
- Single SIM (Nano)
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Dual Band Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Miracast Wireless Display
- NFC Support
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
- FM Radio
- Micro USB 2.0 with SlimPort Video Out
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Proximity Sensor
- Ambient Light Sensor
- 131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm @ 178 g
- 2,515mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
- $449 Official Price (~₱20,000)