BlackBerry Classic is up for pre-orders and before the shipments begin, the company has announced the comeback of the useful shortcuts that are synonymous with the traditional QWERTY keypad. The shortcuts that put your phone on silent and locked your screen among other things that were seen on the popular BlackBerry Bold 9900 are now a part of the Classic as well. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboardsAlso Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phone
The QWERTY keyboard comes with default shortcuts for Speed Dial, Calculator and many other things. BlackBerry has listed some of the best features within the QWERTY keypad that were quite popular with BlackBerry Bold 9900 users. Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
1. Launch the Browser B
2. Compose a Message Within the BlackBerry Hub C
3. Launch the Weather App W
4. Launch the Calculator U
5. Launch BBM N
6. Lock BlackBerry Classic K
7. Change Notifications to Silent Q
8. Launch Settings O
9. Open Contacts/Address Book A
10. Launch Help H
Donny Halliwell, Social Media Marketing lead for BlackBerry, also highlighted some advanced shortcuts and tips on the QWERTY.
1. Within the Hub, browser and a number of other lists, you can press B to go to the Bottom and T to reach the Top.
2. When in a text field, like an email, BBM Message or SMS/Text, type mypin and hit the spacebar to display your PIN number.
3. Similarly, you can type mynumber to bring up your phone number, LT for the current time and LD for the date.
The device will be made public on December 17 and oddly enough, even though the device is up for pre-order, the full spec sheet was not revealed by the company. The company confirms the already mentioned QWERTY keyboard, along with navigation keys, a trackpad and the upgraded BlackBerry 10.3 OS.
However, the lack of information is compensated by the numerous leaks of the device. Online rumors indicate a sneaky resemblance to the BlackBerry Bold 9900. From what we know so far, the Classic is said to be featuring a 3.5-inch (720 720 pixels) display and is also expected to house a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and a 2,515mAh Battery. It also has an aluminium frame and a rubberized rear panel.
Watch the keypad shortcuts demoed in the video below: