At a device launch in the immense Cipriani venue on Manhattan’s south end, BlackBerry threw a firm nod to the past that is now behind them. It’s called the BlackBerry Classic – a quizzical, if not necessitous, throwback to a time when BlackBerry was popular, pulling their iconic QWERTY into the modern age with a fluid mobile OS and the same hard keys and tool belt that changed the paradigm for users the world over.
The Classic sports solid specifications along with the highly optimized 10.3.1 BlackBerry 10 OS. It is the first device to launch with the latest OS iteration from the Canadian outfit. For those familiar with the first BlackBerry 10 QWERTY, the Q10, or perhaps jumped to the innovative Passport, the BlackBerry Classic offers an unparalleled input experience tailored to mobile professionals who love their legacy Bold BlackBerry devices. Before you laugh, there are arguably over 35 million users out there who still use older BlackBerry devices. In part, the Classic is aimed squarely at those users.