Blackberry has announced its latest smartphone today, the Blackberry Classic, a handset we all knew was coming and what it would be. The device is based off the company's ahem, classic designs such as the Bold and it comes with old school charm and up to date software, features, and security.
The Canadian company has posted a "humorous" blog on its website entitled "11 things wrong with the BlackBerry Passport," but here's the twist, the things mentioned are actually all the good things about the device. It is meant to be a rib tickling repost to all those people who have hated on the Passport for numerous reasons.
Blackberry had a go at the future and found that it has been left behind by Apple and Android, so the Canadian company has decided to turn back the clock. Yes, the Passport marries the best of both worlds, but the new Blackberry Classic is full on old school charm. It has the company's famous QWERTY keyboard and trackpad in tow, a mirror to the successful Bold smartphone.
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.
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.
Blackberry really wants you to have its new Passport smartphone instead of an iPhone, so if you have been wanting to trade to BB's latest now is the time to do it, especially if you are the owner of Apple's flagship. The Canadian company has a new trade in offer that sees them offer consumers up to $550 for their iPhone, credit towards buying the Passport.
Blackberry has left it no doubt who the Passport smartphone is geared to, it is for business types who have some serious productivity to do through their days. Blackberry says it created the perfect device for enterprise and made most of the core features of the Passport towards this goal. Of course, it does all the other consumer oriented stuff to, but first and foremost this is a phone for work.
Blackberry's new smartphone is close to arriving and has made an appearance with Canadian carrier Rogers, available now on pre-order. The Blackberry Classic is a homage to Blackberry's successful years in the smartphone business with devices like the Bold and Curve. The device comes with a classic physical QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad, some old school stuff.
With a bit of careful strategic management, a very good device, and some renewed buzz, Blackberry seems to have a hit on its hands with the Passport, the company's newest (all square) smartphone. Getting hold of a Passport is impossible at the moment as they have sold out, but if you are willing to go to the excesses you can pick one up on eBay.
Blackberry's newest smartphone, the Passport, has been doing well for the company. It has been well received by critics as it is a very good device, while consumers have warmed to it too with the handset selling out (200,000 units) within hours of its release.