BlackBerry Classic slated for November release

During MWC 2014, BlackBerry announced that they were working on a device called theBlackBerry Classic. Unfortunately apart from the fact that we know that it will pack an integrated trackpad, much like the BlackBerry devices from the good old days, not much else is known about the device, such as how it looks like, hardware specs, and availability. The handset is currently pegged for a release later this year but thanks to a recent interview that BlackBerry’s CEO, it has been revealed that the BlackBerry Classic will most likely see a release in November.

Although the BlackBerry Classic has already been officially announced by BlackBerry, the device never really was unveiled so to speak nor did BlackBerry really put a timeline on its release outside of saying ‘The new smartphone will be available in the second half of 2014.’ A recent interview between BlackBerry CEO John Chen and USA Today finally lays a little bit more of an official timeline on it for those who’ve been wondering. “There’s a new product called the BlackBerry Classic that’s coming out. It’s an updated and enhanced version of one of our most popular and successful products called the Bold. It will include a keyboard and a good touch-screen, very fast Internet, Web-browsing capability and multimedia capability. But also it will be very productive and very secure. So, all the familiar things that people love, with some new technology updated. That will come out in November along with the server that helps companies manage devices. Not only the BlackBerry device, but every device, the iPhone and androids and Windows and everything else. So, the new products will have a lot to do with the architecture . And we made some announcements of those at the Mobile World Congress.”

Read full article

Comments