BlackBerry Classic

68
Engadget
Score
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Camera
yes
Screen size
3.5 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard (Capacitive [finger]) (4 rows)
Predictive text
yes
Navigation type
Array

Power

Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes

Connectivity

WiFi
yes

Media

Media playback
yes

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (720, 720)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

Processor make
Qualcomm
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB