John Chen had teased the Classic a few weeks ago, and given us a sneak peak into some of the specifications of the device. Blackberry has today made the Classic official, which is now available for pre-order in select regions on the company s official website for $449 (Rs 27,640 approximately). 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
Little information of the BlackBerry Classic is listed on the website. It brings back a familiar form factor with a QWERTY keyboard, navigation keys, a trackpad and the upgraded BlackBerry 10.3 OS. 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. Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
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 run on BB10.3 OS (as mentioned above). The handset 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.
Chen, in his open letter last month, had already confirmed the return of top row navigation keys and a physical trackpad. He also said that these are the features that many BlackBerry fans missed when the company rolled out its revamped BlackBerry 10 line of devices last year.
Currently, the pre-order option is only available in US and Canada. There is no word on when it could launch in other countries including India.