After its relaunching in January 2013, BlackBerry revealed in December its new phone that might save the company. Unfortunately for BlackBerry, they have only 0.7 per cent of the market at the moment. BlackBerry Classic has the mission to succeed where Bold 9900 did not.
The 449 dollars device keeps BlackBerry’s signature design. This means you will still enjoy the great keyboard and it can also runs Android apps. This phone comes with a 3.5-inch display that can be a little uncomfortable, knowing the fact that we live in the age of big-screen phones. Those who are considered hardcore emailers who cannot type on a touchscreen will probably enjoy its fantastic hard keyboard.
As already said, BlackBerry Classic comes with the signature Bold design, which we were used to see, at least in the last years. It has stainless steel frame borders, three buttons that sit on the right side: mute button and volume controls. You can hold on mute control to call up the BlackBerry Assistant. The SIM card and SD card slots are positioned on the left side. You should know that this phone accepts SD cards up to 128GB and nanoSIM. On the back side you will see the BlackBerry logo, with a grippy texture that feels great in your hand.
BlackBerry Classic features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm 8960, with 2GB of RAM. The phone’s storage space is 16GB, but you can raise it up to 128GB with as microSD card. The call quality is very good and you can hear the person that you speak to with very clearly. The audio quality is not so great, but you can always stick your headphones. BlackBerry declared that this phone is rated to approximately 17 hours of talk time and 13 hours of video playback. It has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear, which takes some decent ample light shots.
The BlackBerry Classic release is a little reminder that BlackBerry is still a solid competitor on the phone market. Moreover, the new device comes with a good physical keyboard, a taste of Android and even a touchscreen. These features could be a step ahead for Blackberry.