BlackBerry Classic

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BlackBerry Classic
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Slogan"Your Power. Upgraded."
Compatible networksLTE, PCS, CDMA, HSPA+, GSM & EDGE
Availability by countryDecember 17, 2014 (2014-12-17)
RelatedBlackBerry Bold
Form factorBar/Slate
Dimensions131 mm (5.2 in) H
72.4 mm (2.85 in) W
10.2 mm (0.40 in) D
Weight178 g (6.28 oz)
Operating systemBlackBerry 10.3.1
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait
GPUAdreno 225
Memory2 GB RAM
Storage16 GB flash memory
Removable storageAdditional memory up to 128 GB microSDXC
Battery2515 mAH non-removable battery
Data inputsMulti-touch touchscreen, on-screen keyboard, trackpad
Display3.5-inch at 294 ppi, 720 x 720px
Rear camera8 megapixels, 1080p@30fps and 720p@60fpsvideo capture
Front camera2 MP, 720p video capture
ConnectivityIEEE 802.11n-2009, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Micro HDMI, Micro-USB
SARHead: 0.70 W/kg 1 g
Body: 0.62 W/kg 1 g
Hotspot: 1.23 W/kg 1 g
Made inPeople'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.[1] 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.[2]

Reception[edit | edit source]

The BlackBerry Classic received generally positive reviews from critics, with average ratings of 7/10.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] According to The Guardian, general sales had reached $793 million, which was below BlackBerry's $927 million expectations.[6]

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.

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