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BlackBerry is taking pre-orders for the new Classic (Q20), price at $449 to arrive by mid-December

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Nov 14, 2014 )    |    Mobile




Blackberry fans and dedicated users especially those who grew-up with the original BlackBerry with physical keys will be delighted with what the company has come up with recently. BlackBerry will be launching the new and upcoming BlackBerry Classic also known as the Q20. Like the new Blackberry Passport, the device will be bringing back the company’s signature physical QWERTY keyboard from which the layout and everything else will absolutely bring back good old memories with a BlackBerry device.

Aside from the physical keys, the device will also feature the standard touch sensitive buttons together with the center navi-key. In addition to that, the BlackBerry Classic will also feature a 3.76-inch Capacitive display with 720 x 720 resolutions. It will be running the latest BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 with Android Apps support. There’s a Qualcomm MSM8960 Dual-Core processor running at 1.5GHz, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage plus a micro-SD card support with capacities of up to 128 GB.

It comes with an 8 Megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED flash, it also supports HDR with 1080p videos capture at 30fps. The front camera is a standard 2 Megapixel sensor which should be good enough for high-resolution video calls or for your instant selfies.

It supports LTE, 3G and GSM networks but BlackBerry will start release the GSM-only variants which is expected to release starting in mid-December. Variant supporting other network technologies is anticipated to be available soon after the GSM variant would touch the market. Other connectivity features includes: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot support, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC and micro-USB 2.0.

Despite having the initial limitations, BlackBerry is now taking pre-orders for the Classic’s GSM variant for the price of $449. So will you place an order for this ? or are you going to wait for the Classic with LTE network support?