Earlier this month BlackBerry unveiled the BlackBerry Classic. The Classic references back to BlackBerry devices of yesteryear, with the inclusion of the “toolbelt,” which users of the Bold 9900, should be extremely happy to see the return of. The toolbelt has been rebuilt from the ground up to be completely integrated with BB10 and has some new functionality over its BBOS counterparts, such as using the track pad to scroll between home screens and using the back button to leave running applications and return to the home screen.
In terms of specifications, the Classic has a 720×720, 3.6 inch touchscreen, which is the second largest on a BB10 device with a keyboard (First being the Passport). Below that it has the toolbelt, with dedicated, call, end, and menu keys.
The device is powered by a now 2-year-old Snapdragon S4 Pro, a Duel Core 1.5GHZ processor, which is similar to that was found in the Q10. It is also powered by the same 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB of onboard storage but is expandable to a whopping 144GB of storage with a Micro SD Card. While, the specs seem a bit dated, it doesn’t seem to hamper performance at all.
The BlackBerry Classic runs the company’s new 10.3.1 operating system, with loads of new enhancements and bug fixes, and comes preloaded with BlackBerry World and the Amazon App Store, for both business and consumer needs.The Classic is available now on Amazon and the BlackBerry home page and will cost you $449 for an unlocked GSM only version, with carriers in the US jumping on board with the Classic sometime in 2015.
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