18:12 15th Jan, 2015
The BlackBerry Classic Finally Sees A Launch In India
Finally makes a return to the high end segment with a capable keypad.
BlackBerry fans can indeed rejoice as the Canadian smartphone maker has announced its newest entry into the Indian smartphone market. The handset has been placed in the high end bracket and comes with a full physical QWERTY keypad along with mid-range internals.
What is important to note here is that BlackBerry has finally decided to switch back to a touch pad and the navigation keys. This is a smart move as the Blackberry Passport’s touch-sensitive keypad was indeed a pointless innovation; as it did not allow for the selection of a menu item after scrolling.
As for the design, the BlackBerry Classic fits into the high end segment with a rubberised dimpled finish, while the front gives more priority to the display.
When it comes to the hardware specs, power users will indeed be a bit disappointed:
- We get a 3.5 inch 720 x 720 pixel touch screen display with a 294 ppi pixel density
- Inside, we get a 1.5 GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2 GB of RAM
- As for the memory options, we get plenty, with 16 GB of internal memory and 128 GB micro SD card expansion
- There is an 8 MP AF camera with an LED flash on the back, while the front gets a 2 MP FF unit
- The handset is powered by BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 and comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 as connectivity options
- Powering all of the above is 2515 mAh battery
The BlackBerry Classic as mentioned earlier fits into the high end segment, which is a bit disappointing considering its mid-range specifications. Still then BlackBerry fans who have been waiting for an all-rounder from BlackBerry will not be disappointed and will go in for it even at the Rs 31,990 asking price.
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