Apart from unconventional Passport, BlackBerry has also started taking pre-orders for BlackBerry Classic or Q20, the successor of BlackBerry Q10, meant to please BlackBerry loyalists. To pre-order Classic you will have to shell out  $449 in US, 429 Euros in France and Germany and 349GBP In UK.

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The smartphone features the familiar QWEERTY keyboard design and track pad, which BlackBerry fans aren’t willing to compromise on at any cost. Classic reportedly has a 3.5 Inch (largest so far for a QWERTY phone) IPS LCD display with 720p HD resolution.

BlackBerry has chosen to remain tight lipped on the specification part and we can hope for more info to surface as we draw nearer to the launch date, ie, December 17. Rumors so far suggest that BlackBerry is using a Snapdragon S4 plus CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz to fuel BB10.3 OS on this device.

BlackBerry recently tasted some sweet success with BlackBerry Passport, a bold unconventional smartphone which breaks all rules. BlackBerry Classic, on the other hand, is BkackBery returning to its root, to something it  does best.

BlackBerry Classic will be made official on December 17 simultaneously in NYC, Frankfurt and Singapore. Shipment will start same time around mid December.

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