SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The newly unveiled BlackBerry Classic features a keyboard that hearkens back to the old days of cell phones, but they may have missed the boat on marketing this to the masses.
It’s a little like ‘Back To The Future’. The new BlackBerry has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, which is very small by today’s standards, but in addition they include their trademark keyboard with 40 keys. It’s very much in line with the traditional product we’ve all come to know.
The phone comes with 16 GB of storage and an 8 megapixel camera, which CNET says is “okay”. In addition, the manufacturer claims you’ll enjoy up to 22 hours of battery life, which is really good if it turns out to be true.
There really are some die-hard BlackBerry users out there who will appreciate this. They just love keyboards and don’t like touchscreens, so I think it’s a no-brainer that they’ll go for this. It’s pretty much the phone that they’ve been waiting for.