BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Gets Back To The Basics with the Classic

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If there was anything that truly characterized BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSE:BB) devices, it’s the legendary Blackberry keyboard and trackpad that brought enhanced typing experience and controls on the go.

Blackberry had been working to bring the retro trackpad and keyboard back to their devices with the Blackberry Classic for the last few months. Yesterday the device was made official along with its pricing and full spec details. At first glance, the Classic has the look of one of the older BlackBerry Bold smartphones and it becomes the first BB10 device to sport an optical trackpad.

The touch screen display comes with Corning Glass 3, and with a size of 3.5-inches and 720 x 720 resolution. Coming to the inner guts, the processor is Qualcomm’s dual-core Krait cores speeding up to 1.5 GHz, which is still very capable. The device features 2GB of RAM and internal storage is 16GB with Micro SD support up to 128GB.

Moving on to the optics, an 8MP autofocus camera is placed in the rear with LED Flash, which supports, HDR, and panorama imagery and 1080p videos with 30fps. The front camera is rated for 2MP. Wireless features include support for Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, and dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n standards. Note that the battery is not removable and is a Li-Ion 2515 mAh. Blackberry touts that the Classic has a 3G Talk time of around 17 hours. It’s worth mentioning that the Classic is also the first device with an optical trackpad to support 4G LTE Networks too for high speed mobile internet. The new Classic will come in black or white colors and has an attractive price point of $449.

BlackBerry Classic Features Include:

  • Feature BlackBerry’s patented QWERTY keyboard design
  • 3.5” touchscreen
  • 8MP Rear Camera, 2MP Front Camera

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