News by Luke Jones on Thursday December 04, 2014.
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Blackberry's newest smartphone looks like every device you used to love from the company, so it is fitting that it will be called the Blackberry Classic. The device harks back to the likes of the Bold and is a straight ahead business and messaging oriented smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard sitting underneath its screen.The company tried to stick with this footprint with the Q10 and that flopped, but Blackberry thinks the Classic stands more of a chance. The company has prepped a video (check it out after the break) that shows us around the Classic and gives us a tour of a device that marries the new BB10.3 OS with the old school hardware the company used to rock back in the days when it was still called RIM and was still a major player in the smartphone world. The video obviously pays close attention to the QWERTY and trackpad set up of this device, both of which are undoubtedly the chief selling point here. We also get to see the browser in action, which is quicker than the one found on the Bold 9900, which we kind of expect a few years on anyway. Apps can be pulled from both Blackberry World and the Amazon Store, so you get access to Android apps as well as Blackberry's own. If you are at all interested in going back in time, but retaining some modern software comforts, you can pre-order the Blackberry Classic via the company's online store now. It is priced at $449 and Blackberry says it will begin shipping midway through December, just in time for Christmas. source: YouTube, Blackberry
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