BlackBerry launched the BlackBerry Classic smartphone in the US at an event couple of weeks back. We ordered one from the US for $449 when it went on pre-order last month. The BlackBerry Classic was originally introduced as BlackBerry Q20 at the MWC 2014 earlier this year. As a successor of the Q10, the Classic has a slightly larger 3.5-inch display, which is currently the largest display on a QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone. Check out the unboxing.
- BlackBerry Classic smartphone in Black color
- Headset with microphone
- 2-pin charger
- Micro USB cable
- Ejector tool for SIM and microSD slots
- Quick start guide, safety and warranty
The BlackBerry Classic has a 3.5” (720 x 720 pixels) 294 PPI multi-touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. As usual there is a 35-key QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with sculpted keys and navigation keys, below the display. It has a 2MP front-facing camera, is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 (MSM 8960) processor with Adreno 225 GPU, comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD and a 2515 mAh non-removable battery.
The back has nice patterns and the BlackBerry branding. There is a 8MP auto-focus rear camera with BSI sensor, 5-element f2.2 lens, LED Flash and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. It runs on BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 and has 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, SlimPort, NFC and GPS + GLONASS connectivity features. The BlackBerry Classic is expected to launch in India in coming months.
Srivatsan contributed to this report