News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 10, 2014.
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Blackberry's new Classic is going to be shipping soon, with customers who have pre-ordered the device via the company's website getting it sometime next week. We already know that this handset harks back to Blackberry's renowned QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, and screen design and looks like the popular bold but with modern BB10 software. Some of the specs are known too, but little has been said about the cameras, but Blackberry is shedding some light today.Cameras have become a big part of the smartphone world, but on a device that is oriented for business and wants to appeal to the nostalgic, how necessary are they? Well, Blackberry is not throwing the best specs at the shooters on the Classic, but the company is talking up their capabilities regardless. The 8 megapixel rear lens will come with LED flash and autofocus, and Blackberry says you can achieve "beautiful wide panoramic photos", while there is also a HDR mode. The rear snapper also gets offline time shift mode, a timer, and burst mode. The front facing camera is a little more modest and is just a normal 2 megapixel effort. As this is not aiming to be a camera phone, the Classic lacks a dedicated button to take snaps, but the trackpad, mute key, spacebar, or on-screen icon can all be used instead. The Blackberry Classic is still available for pre-order from the company's website for $449 ($499 if you in Canada). It comes with the same chassis as the classic Bold 9900 (hence the name), but has some slick modern tech like a 3.5-inch 720 x 720 resolution display, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a micro SD card slot and of course that QWERTY board. source: Blackberry
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