The BlackBerry Classic is now ready for pre-order from Canadian carrier Rogers and also the official online BlackBerry Store, PhoneArena reported.
The upcoming handset, also known as the BlackBerry Q20, will feature the QWERTY-keyboard that made the Ontario tech giant famous as well as the latest BlackBerry 10.3 OS.
The unit will also include an optical trackpad and function keys.
The gadget news and review site noted that though the carrier is taking reservations for the phone, no price has been listed for it.
You’re basically making sure you’re in line for the unit once its made available.
The BlackBerry has pegged the price for the unit at $449.
Based on the official listing from the BlackBerry store, the BlackBerry Classic is dubbed as the “ultimate communication tool.” The site listed the feature of the device as follows: NOTE: This device requires a nano SIM card.
The BlackBerry Classic comes with a 3.5-inch glass display with a resolution of 720 x 720 and a pixel density of 291 ppi.
Under the hood, it has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8960 processor powered with 2 GB of RAM.
Internal storage for the unit starts at 16GB but a 128GB slot is included for Micro SD support.
The upcoming handset also has a 8MP rear shooter and a 2MP front-facing camera.
Battery pack for the unit is at 2515mAh.
The launch of the BlackBerry Classic is seen as a move by the company to dominate a specific niche of keyboard-loving smartphone buyers.
It’s expected that BlackBerry may not aim to further compete in the broader smartphone market that it has since loss to Samsung and Apple.