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BlackBerry Classic Launched with 3.5inch Display for $499

BlackBerry has announced the launch of its new QWERTY enabled smartphone BlackBerry Classic with touch screen display at an event in New York. The latest smartphone features a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen display of 720 x 720 pixel resolution resulting in a whopping 294 PPI pixel density.


BlackBerry classic is said to be the first BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone to feature a 3.5-inch touch screen display. It comes with a 35-key QWERTY backlit keyboard for much better typing experience than virtual QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry Classic comes equipped with 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor accompanied with a 2GB RAM on board.

The device also packs 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 128GB. The smartphone will be running on BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 with Adreno 225 GPU for graphic needs. At the back, it houses an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, 5 elements f2.2 lens and it can record full HD 1080 pixel resolution videos at 30fps. For slefie needs, it has a 2MP front facing camera, which can record 720p HD videos.

At the connectivity end, company has equipped it with 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, SlimPort, NFC, and GPS+ GLONASS for navigation. The smartphone measures 10.2mm thick and weighs around 178grams including a 2515mAh battery.

BlackBerry Classic Specifications:

  • Screen: 3.5-inch diagonal 720 x 720 pixel resolution touch screen display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor with Adreno 225 GPU
  • OS: BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera with BSI sensor, LED flash and 1080p Full HD display
  • 2MP front facing camera with 720 HD video recording
  • Storage: 2GB RAM, 16 internal storage and microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 128GB.
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and GPS
  • Battery: 2515 mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Size: 10.2mm thick and weighs 178 grams
  • Audio: 3.5mm Audio Jack and FM Radio

BlackBerry Classic Price:

The BlackBerry Classic was already on pre-order from last month priced at US$449 in US, Canada, Germany and France. According to BalckBerry the pre-orders will be shipped by next week and will be available through different carriers rightly after the launch. Unlocked version of BlackBerry Classic could be purchased from Amazon and BlackBerry stores.


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