BlackBerry Launches BlackBerry Classic, QWERTY Smartphone On BlackBerry OS 10.3.1

After grand success of Blackberry Passport smartphone, the company has launched another device, BlackBerry Classic. The phone has been launched in an event in New York today. The phone is based on QERTY form-factor and runs on Blackberry OS 10. BlackBerry classic carries most of the features of Passport. The phone has the most common features of today’s smartphones.

  • A square Gorilla Glass 3 display
  • Screen is 3.5 inches diagonally
  • Touch screen-enabled
  • 720 x 720 resolution

The phone also has an 8 megapixel rear camera, and 2 megapixel front camera with transmitters and sensors for selfie lovers. If move further, we find BlackBerry classic equipped with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Adreno processor and 2GB of RAM on 16GB of storage. It’s also has a micro SD expansion slot. The Blackberry Classic runs on BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.  This latest BlackBerry operating system has done a commendable job on battery front. The phone has an already optimized battery that helps phone to run up to 22 hours without interruption. The battery life of this phone is almost 50 percent longer than the BlackBerry Bold.

Android apps can be used on this phone but to be downloaded from Amazon app store. You can also install your favorite apps from company’s proprietary BlackBerry World. On the launch, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the phone is meant to focus the most loyal user base of the company and claimed that its hardware keyboards are four times more accurate than software ones.


The phone offers all the keyboard shortcuts that you already have used in existing Blackberry smartphones. Now the price- The BlackBerry Classic is now available on pre-order from and Amazon. The phone is available on Amazon for an unlocked price of $450 in the US, or $499 in Canada. The company has promised to ship the orders by the next week.

BlackBerry Launches BlackBerry Classic

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