The upcoming BlackBerry Classic has again been pictured out in the wild ahead of its rumored launch this November. The device appears to be well prepared for its public debut, and it’s expected to appease a lot of long-time BlackBerry fans.
The BlackBerry Classic is the perfect mix of the modern and traditional BlackBerry device. It runs the latest BlackBerry 10 operating system, it has a touchscreen, and it looks a lot like last year’s Q10. But it brings back the trackpad and function keys that so many BlackBerry users have grown to love over the years.
This is very much a device designed to gently ease the BlackBerry faithful into a new era, and eventually boost sales of future BB devices as BB10 slowly but surely pushes out the three-year-old BB 7 operating system. BlackBerry is hoping it will be a big hit with those who have been clinging onto devices like the Bold 9900.
But the Canadian company has kept us waiting for the handset for some time now. The Classic was first announced during Mobile World Congress back in February, but eight months on, you still can’t buy one. The device is clearly already in use, though — which is why it has been pictured so many times already.
As you can see in the photo above, the Classic is clearly a much more manageable size than the new BlackBerry Passport, which has been selling well since making its debut late last month. Those itching to get their hands on one should finally be able to in November.
Recent rumors have suggested the Classic will have a 720×720 LCD display — just like the Q10 — as well as a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and 2GB of RAM.