BlackBerry Classic Launched for $449, Features Largest QWERTY Keyboard

BlackBerry Classic, the latest offering from the company, is launched at an event in New York with a price tag of $449.

The phone features the largest ever full QWERTY physical keyboard that is even larger than the keyboard of BlackBerry Q10 launched last year.

Besides this, the device sports a 3.5 inches display with 720 x 720 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 294 PPI. It is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz combined with 2 GB RAM and runs BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.

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The Classic features a 8 megapixel primary camera with auto focus and LED flash. For selfie enthusiasts, there is a 2 MP secondary camera supporting 720 p HD recording. It has 16 GB internal storage with expansion support up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

On the connectivity front, it includes 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, SlimPort, NFC and GPS. There’s a 2515 mAh battery to fuel this up.

BlackBerry Classic Specifications

  • Measures 131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm
  • Weighs 178 g
  • 3.5 inch display (touchscreen)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
  • 1.5 GHz Dual core CPU (SnapDragon S4)
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Up to 128 GB expandable using microSD card
  • 8 MP rear camera with AF and LED flash
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • 2 MP front facing fixed-focus camera
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • 2515 mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Provides up to 22 hours of mixed battery life

BlackBerry Classic Price and Availability

The price is $449.

The smartphone will be available from today throughout the world through local carriers. The unlocked version of the same will be available through Amazon and BlackBerry stores.

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