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
Internal memory
16 GB
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
Trackball

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2515 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (f/2.2) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
Other (720, 720)
Pixel density
294 PPI
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 (MSM8960)
CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

Other features

FM tuner
yes
NFC or RFID payment
yes