BlackBerry's upcoming QWERTY-ducked budget handset, the Classic, is once again in news. Although not much is known about the BlackBerry Classic, from leaked benchmark results it appears to be a mid-range device.
The handset is still a mysterious device, as BlackBerry has hardly talked about it in public.
Earlier in the year, BlackBerry CEO did confirm that the smartphone will indeed get launched in 2014, but did not share many details surrounding the device. Now all of a sudden, the folks over at N4BB have spotted the handset's benchmark scores, alongside its spec sheet in Geekbench Browser's database.
According to benchmark results, the BlackBerry Classic will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. These internals, of course, are pretty much similar to the BlackBerry Z3. Other incremental details about the BlackBerry Classic are missing.
It is speculated that BlackBerry Classic will make its dream debut in November this year, though exact release date is yet to be confirmed. As mentioned in the beginning, the new handset will flaunt full QWERTY-keyboard synonymous to older generation BlackBerry phones.
The BlackBerry Classic is said to replace the mighty Q10 handset, which was launched last year with much fanfare. Unfortunately, it never went on to become a money spinner.
Next month, BlackBerry is going to release its first big-ticket handset of this year, the BlackBerry Passport. The one-of-the kind phone is strange, though it has a potential to uplift BlackBerry's image in the International handset market.
The phone features full QWERTY-keypad, and yes, a 4.5-inch square display with a screen resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 pixels. According to reports, the online pre-registration for the BlackBerry Passport had begun last week. The phone is slated to get launch in September 2014.
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