The unannounced BlackBerry Passport may be getting all of the hype and attention, but BlackBerry has another high-end handset that it is expected to release before the end of the year, the BlackBerry Classice, a device that some might prefer over the Passport. That would be the BlackBerry Classic. The BlackBerry Passport is expected to be for the enterprise, as well as smartphone buyers who normally purchase flagship handsets powered by iOS, Android and Windows Phone. That’s not the case with the BlackBerry Classic. This model is targeted at faithful BlackBerry users who wouldn’t even consider using any other platform.
The BlackBerry Classic has a lot of the old school features these users want, like the trackpad and function keys for Send, End, Menu and Back. The handset will also offer the physical BlackBerry QWERTY that user know and love. To highlight the difference, the Passport keyboard doubles as a trackpad and includes virtual keys that appear based on context. If that isn’t enough, the BlackBerry Classic is said to offer the best battery life available on any BlackBerry model yet.
The BlackBerry Classic has a 3.5 inch screen and will be powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. 2GB of RAM is expected to be onboard, with BlackBerry 10.3 pre-installed. The device is expected to be launched in November. The company is hoping that the BlackBerry Classic, along with the Passport, will be a powerful combo.
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