Blending some old features with new comes BlackBerry Classic

In the New Year BlackBerry brings new device incorporating classic BlackBerry features. The device BlackBerry Classic after its global launch last month is now finally available in India, priced at Rs. 31,990. The smartphone will be available to purchase via Snapdeal and BlackBerry exclusive stores.

The BlackBerry Classic QWERTY smartphone features a 3.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 720×720 pixels. It offers a pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960) processor alongside 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Powered by BlackBerry OS 10.3.1, the Classic sports an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with backside illumination (BIS) and LED flash. It can record 1080p videos at 30fps. There is also a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera that can record 720p videos. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, and NFC. It packs accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light, and hall sensors.

The BlackBerry Classic packs a 2515mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 17.2 hours of talk time and up to 15.2 days of standby time. The smartphone will come preloaded with the Amazon Appstore for Android in addition to Blackberry World.

Much like other BlackBerry 10 OS smartphones, the BlackBerry Classic comes preloaded with BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Assistant, Dropbox, Adobe Reader, Evernote, BlackBerry Blend, BBM, BlackBerry World, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, and YouTube.

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