Blackberry Classic: New smartphone for classic QWERTY keypad loverby Abhishek P December 30, 2014
After a long hiatus, the Blackberry is back with its new model, ‘Blackberry Classic’ to regain its lost market share and give the mobile phone users the classic BB feeling. The phone features the signature four-row QWERTY keypad that allows the users to comfortably type their e-mails and text messages. In the age of the large screen phones, the critics of the phone may feel that the 3.5 inch display screen is a drawback but if you are BB loyalist and use your phone mainly for business purposes you would surely have no qualms about the phone. In addition, the phone that is powered by the latest BB OS (10.3.1) runs the android applications.
The Technical Specifications
Weight: 177 g
Camera: 8 MP (primary), 2MP (front Camera), LED Flash, Autofocus and 3264×2448 pixels resolution
Memory: 16 GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, slot for microSD card expandable up to 128 GB
Battery: Li-lon 2515 mAh battery (non-removable), talk time up to 11 h 41 min, stand by time 348 h(2G), 365 h(3G)
Platform: Blackberry 10.3.1 OS, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Chipset, Dual core 1.5 GHz Krait Processor
Display: 720×720 pixel, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Capacitive touch screen, 16M colours
Knowing the Features
The Blackberry Classic was originally called as Q20 but later it got its present name owing to its classic Blackberry design. The phone features a stainless steel frame around the border. This gives the phone a stylish look as well as makes it sturdy. The phone features three buttons on the right side include volume control buttons and a mute button. Press and hold the mute button to call the Blackberry Assistant, which is similar to the Siri or Cortana.
Undoubtedly, the QWERTY keypad is the major highlight of the BB; it has championed the need for people who love to use the physical keyboard. The layout of the keyboard for BB classic is quite similar to the earlier models that you would already be familiar with. The three rows of alphabets run along the full width of the phone and there is also a fourth row that sits below the three rows. The keyboard makes type easy and quick; every key is designed in a way that you type with optimum accuracy.
The phone is powered by powerful 1.5 GHz Qualcomm 8960 processor and a 2 GB RAM. With such specification, you can expect the phone to deliver top class performance even while you are multi-tasking. Initial test result of the phone suggests that the phone which is designed mainly to tackle browsing web and texting delivered best performance.
The 8 MP rear comes allows you to take decent pictures when there is ample light around. It is great for clicking still objects. The autofocus feature enhances the quality of the pictures. While using the camera, the phone prompts intelligent suggest trying new modes for clicking pictures.
The phone runs on Blackberry 10.3.1 OS and the interface is quite similar to the Blackberry passport. The new OS supports android applications, so you can install your favorite apps on your BB phone in addition to the wide array of smart and innovative applications available on the Blackberry world app store.
The BB classic is a clarion call for the BB loyalists, it is a reminder that BB is still at the top of its game when it comes to offering a stylish phone that scores high on productivity. So if you have been waiting for a BB phone, you surely will not be disappointed with the BB classic.