After teasing the device for some time now, BlackBerry has finally officially announced what they say will be the successor to the Bold, the BlackBerry Classic which features a similar method of pairing touch and type.

The Classic is also a classic form factor for BlackBerry and the keyboard that is included will definitely give you deja vu of the old days, bringing back the central band of controls that was features on previous devices.

The BlackBerry Classic also features a 3.5 inch display that has been topped with Gorilla Glass 3 and offers a pixel destiny of 294dpi.

Inside there’s also a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and microSD card expansion.

There’s also a battery that is said to last up to 22 hours.

On the front of the device you will find a 2 megapixel camera and on the back there’s an 8 megapixel camera.

The whole phone will also run on BlackBerry’s latest OS, BB 10.3.1 but in a more conventional way than to the Passport.

The BlackBerry Classic will cost £349 SIM free and you’ll be able to buy it online and from Selfridges it will also be available through various networks for business customers.

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