BlackBerry Classic poses for a pair of photos
posted by Alan F. / Sep 07, 2014, 2:24 PM
The BlackBerry Classic brings back some old school features such as the trackpad, and function keys for Send, End, Menu and Back. In addition, the handset will offer the traditional physical BlackBerry QWERTY. It is nothing like the unique Passport keyboard, which doubles as a trackpad and includes virtual keys that appear based on context. The BlackBerry Classic will supposedly offer the best battery life available on any BlackBerry model, including the Passport.
The BlackBerry Classic will feature a 3.5 inch glass, and will be powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. 2GB of RAM is expected to be inside, with BlackBerry 10.3 pre-installed. This is a form factor that has performed well for the manufacturer, dating back to the BlackBerry Bold 9000. Expected to be launched in November, the BlackBerry Classic, along with the Passport, offer fans of the platform a potent one-two punch.
Check out the new pictures of the BlackBerry Classic in the slide show below.
source: Weibo via Crackberry
- Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)
Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014
Definitely looks better than the upcoming iphone 6.
posted on Sep 07, 2014, 2:33 PM 15
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Hahahah haters, haters everywhere. The iPhone 6 is annoying you that much so that your are finding an outlet to your psychological problems on a Blackberry article. You seriously need to get a life, BRUH
posted on Sep 07, 2014, 4:22 PM 3
Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014
I see no reason to hate. I was simply stating the obvious truth that the iphone looks ugly based on the leaks. As a matter of fact I do use apple product as my daily driver (MacBook Pro, iphone 5 and iPad mini) . You may call me a fan but I disagree, am just intrigued by superb product and the iphone 6 doesn't fall within such categorisation.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 1:28 AM 5
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Snapdragon S4? Seriously?
posted on Sep 07, 2014, 3:15 PM 3
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With their operating system being not as demanding as android, and a smaller non-touch screen of lower pixel count... I'm sure it will perform just fine. We sometimes forget that a one just needs to perform is functions well, and it doesn't matter as much if it has the latest hardware. Plus after processors got to a certain point, there is a diminishing return from each new advancement. Yes the benchmarks are better, but real world... will your life change if you're candy crush takes a second longer to load? Lol
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 12:36 AM 2
Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011
My thoughts exactly. This is clearly a budget device designed to appeal to long time Blackberry users who refuse to modernize. It'll be an interesting experiment to see how many people are willing to spend money on waxing nostalgic for 2 years I guess?
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 1:27 AM 0
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I would love to get them but there's no inexpensive BB10 Curve device. I'm not paying $500+ for a Blackberry handset.
posted on Sep 07, 2014, 4:04 PM 0
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Give it a few months after release. You probably will be able to pick one up for $0 with a 2 year contract. As a former BB Bold 9930 owner, the Classic has a certain nostalgic appeal to me. Hopefully BB fixed the UI problems of BBOS 10 with the Classic. I will definitely check out the Classic once they ship, if only for old times sake.
posted on Sep 07, 2014, 4:34 PM 0
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If AT&T and Verizon carry the Classic like I suspect they will, you will most likely be able to pick one up for $0 anyway, with their new pricing plans. Not sure what UI problems you're speaking of on BB10. I have 3 BB10 devices and I have yet to see a UI problem. BB10 has the best UI out today, IMO.
posted on Sep 07, 2014, 11:47 PM 2
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