|Slogan||"Your Power. Upgraded."|
|Compatible networks||LTE, PCS, CDMA, HSPA+, GSM & EDGE|
|Availability by country||December 17, 2014|
|Dimensions||131 mm (5.2 in) H|
72.4 mm (2.85 in) W
10.2 mm (0.40 in) D
|Weight||178 g (6.28 oz)|
|Operating system||BlackBerry 10.3.1|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait|
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Storage||16 GB flash memory|
|Removable storage||Additional memory up to 128 GB microSDXC|
|Battery||2515 mAH non-removable battery|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch touchscreen, on-screen keyboard, trackpad|
|Display||3.5-inch at 294 ppi, 720 x 720px|
|Rear camera||8 megapixels, 1080p@30fps and 720p@60fpsvideo capture|
|Front camera||2 MP, 720p video capture|
|Connectivity||IEEE 802.11n-2009, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, Micro-USB|
|SAR||Head: 0.70 W/kg 1 g|
Body: 0.62 W/kg 1 g
Hotspot: 1.23 W/kg 1 g
|Made in||People's Republic of China|
The BlackBerry Classic, originally known as the BlackBerry Q20, is a touchscreen-based QWERTY smartphone developed by BlackBerry, previously known as RIM (Research In Motion). The BlackBerry Classic was unveiled in December 17, 2014 and it runs BlackBerry 10 operating system. Its design is similar to the BlackBerry Q10 in form and feel and especially to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and related lines in that they feature an optical trackpad which can compliment or be used as primary means of navigation instead of or with the device's touch-screen.
Reception[edit | edit source]
The BlackBerry Classic received generally positive reviews from critics, with average ratings of 7/10. Techradar gave a 3.5/5 score, praising the speed of the web browser and messaging services, but expressing disappointment toward a lack of apps and the phone's physical weight.
Sales[edit | edit source]
In March 2015, financial firm Morgan Stanley issued a report claiming both the BlackBerry Passport and Classic were "not selling" and that only 8,000 units combined were sold in that financial quarter. According to The Guardian, general sales had reached $793 million, which was below BlackBerry's $927 million expectations.
On July 5th, 2016, it was announced that the Blackberry Classic would cease production, and hence, mark the end of their full QWERTY unconcealed keyboard design.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Brad Reed. "Everything old is new again: BlackBerry unveils the Classic". BGR.
- Matt Hamblen (17 December 2014). "BlackBerry's new Classic smartphone has a physical keyboard, sells for $449". Computerworld.
- Matt Egan (15 May 2015). "BlackBerry Classic". The Informr.
- David Nield. "BlackBerry Classic review". TechRadar.
- "BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic not selling says Morgan Stanley". Phone Arena.
- Chris Johnston. "BlackBerry hit by worse-than-expected sales". the Guardian.
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