BlackBerry had announced at the MWC 2014 show in Barcelona last February way back with their fundamentals, promising the end of the year. Meanwhile, there has been the BlackBerry Passport has already made a return to the keyboard smartphone.
But where it plays a unique format, the BlackBerry Classic finally announced resumes meanwhile the rounded shape of BlackBerry smartphones at the time of the manufacturer’s splendor. It also takes as reference the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (which, although dating from 2011, was reintroduced in the range this year), the BlackBerry Classic is inspired but takes advantage of the progress made since, three more responsive web browser , a display 60% larger and improved range of 50%.
The BlackBerry Classic offers a 3.5-inch touch display square resolution 720 x 720 pixels and a density of 294 ppi. As expected, at the bottom of the screen, there are the BlackBerry keys in the center a trackpad , while that below is a backlit physical keyboard arranged in four rows.
The Classic is compatible BlackBerry 4G LTE (with nano SIM card) and provides wireless connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and GPS / Glonass and an NFC module. The presence of a 2515 mAh battery promising 12 to 17 hours of talk time and about two weeks of standby time. On board is a processor MSM8960 (Snapdragon S4 / S4 Plus) provided by Qualcomm, with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB flash memory, expandable with microSD memory card slot up to 128GB. There is an 8 megapixel back camera with flash and a 2 megapixel camera is present on the front.
Beyond the hardware, the BlackBerry Classic certainly benefits from the platform BlackBerry 10 (in Version 10.3.1) and functionality with a Web browser (which was the weak point of BlackBerry before BB10) more responsive, the System BlackBerry Blend synchronizing data between smartphone, tablet and computer service BlackBerry Assistant activatable voice, and still the BlackBerry Hub brings together in a single screen the different flows (SMS, emails …) contacts.
The BlackBerry Classic is available now and the good news is that it’s not too expensive as it is marketed and costs € 429 TTC offers out operator.