BlackBerry Q20 Classic Set For November 2014 Release, Says CEO

Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry may not have seen great financial numbers compared to the likes of Apple and Samsung in recent years, but that doesn't mean that it will cease all its expectations for the future. And with that in mind, the company is now set to arrive with the new BlackBerry Classic handset.

In a recent interview, BlackBerry's CEO John Chen has revealed that the BlackBerry Q20 Classic is going to be launched in November this year, although a specific date for the same is yet to be revealed.

BlackBerry Q20 Classic Set For November 2014 Release, Says CEO

In the new interview with USA Today, Chen revealed that the upcoming BlackBerry Classic will feature a QWERTY keyboard and a 3.5-inch touchscreen. He also added that the model will come with some traditional function keys similar to that of the older versions like a Menu button, Back, Send and End buttons that will be placed above the display screen.

Chen also said that the company is working on offering a better battery life than all the previous BlackBerry handsets. Not only did he add that the BlackBerry Classic will run on Blackberry 10 OS, but he also stated that the model will be "very productive and very secure."

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"We're going to return the familiar user experience in the handsets business. 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," Chen told USA Today.

"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."

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"That will come out in November along with the server that helps companies manage devices," he added.

However, that's all that has been revealed about the new device. But more new details are expected to arrive later down the line.

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