BlackBerry has launched the BlackBerry Classic, their latest smartphone with a full QWERTY physical keyboard in India. It comes with a 3.5-inch (720 x 720 pixels) touch screen display at 294 PPI pixel density and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It has a 35-key QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with wider layout and larger sculpted keys and navigation keys. BlackBerry has partnered with Snapdeal to launch the smartphone.
It has a 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash and 1080p full video recording. There is a 2-megapixel front facing camera with that supports 720p HD recording. It runs on 10.3.1 that adds updated icons and an instant action bar. Apart from the BlackBerry World app store, it comes with Amazon Appstore so that you can add Android apps directly.
Commenting on the launch, Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India, said:
With the launch of BlackBerry Classic, we bring back the unique BlackBerry QWERTY experience that made the BlackBerry smartphones a users’ go-to productivity tool. The BlackBerry Classic is designed to give users a distinct experience that every BlackBerry QWERTY loyalist and high-productivity business customer will love. This device brings the best of BlackBerry features and the keyboard functionalities familiar to BlackBerry Bold and Curve users on a secure and productive platform, with the added performance and agility that power professionals need to be competitive in today’s busy world.
Tony Navin, Senior Vice President Electronics and Home at Snapdeal.com, said:
We are extremely happy to be the partner of choice for BlackBerry and offer our customers the exclusive opportunity to buy the BlackBerry Classic. This is a great device that appeals to anyone who is looking for a solid build and easy-to-use smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard.
BlackBerry Classic specifications
- 3.5″ diagonal (720 x 720 pixels) 294 PPI multi-touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 (MSM 8960) processor with Adreno 225 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
- 8MP Auto-Focus rear camera with BSI sensor, 5-element f2.2 lens, LED Flash 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
- 2MP Fixed-Focus front-facing camera with 720p HD video recording
- Dimensions: 131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm; Weight: 178g
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, SlimPort, NFC, GPS + GLONASS
- 2515 mAh integrated non-removable battery
The BlackBerry Classic is priced at Rs. 31,990 in India. It is available exclusively from Snapdeal and at all BlackBerry Exclusive Stores starting from today. The first 1,000 customers to purchase BlackBerry Classic on Snapdeal get buyback offer of up to Rs. 4500 on BlackBerry Bold series smartphones and benefits from yatra.com of up to Rs.10000. We unboxed the BlackBerry Classic recently. Check it out below