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Blackberry Classic Release Date, Specs News: QWERTY Handset Hits Indonesian Market, How Much Will It Cost?

More than a year ago, who would have thought we would still be talking about Blackberry and its new smartphones?

Current CEO John Chen has definitely done a wonderful job in keeping the Canada-based manufacturer very much alive, especially in its loyal fanbase in Asia.

And now, after months of waiting, the Blackberry Classic will finally hit Indonesia.

According to the report by GSM Arena, the QWERTY-powered smartphone is now available in the Asian market for IDR 55,99,000 or about $431. That price tag is reportedly cheaper than the one in India, which costs about $517.

Blackberry Classic
The BlackBerry Classic |

The Blackberry Classic is one part of a two-smartphone combo that the manufacturer unleashed late last year.

The other one is the Blackberry Passport, which boasts a strange combination of a 4.5-inch square display with 1,440 x 1,400 resolution, and a full-size QWERTY keypad.

The device has some pretty powerful specs including a Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM and a 13MP primary camera.

The Classic on the other hand, is the more budget-friendly of the two. It packs a 3.5-inch display with half the resolution of its bigger sibling.

Other specs of the Blackberry Classic include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset, a 1.2GHz CPU, and surprisingly a 2GB RAM.

Rounding up the specs sheet is 16GB expandable storage, BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 out of the box and a 2,515 mAh battery.

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