A couple of months back BlackBerry confirmed the two high-end devices that it will be launching later this year. The Passport is due for release in September whereas the BlackBerry Classic isn’t expected until November. The company itself has revealed many details about the Passport but its mum as far as the Classic is concerned. Some internal specifications of this smartphone have appeared on Geekbench giving us an idea of what its power package will be capable of.
As per the Geekbench results the BlackBerry Classic has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. If you know your BlackBerrys you’ll instantly know that this is more or less the same package that BlackBerry Z10 model STL100-1 had. However the Classic’s 500 score on Geekbench trumps the Z10’s 453 even though the crucial specs are more or less the same.
Truth be told the Classic isn’t meant as the sort of device that will push the bar higher. Its squarely meant for old BB loyalists who still want a trackpad and a function key belt alongside a full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen.
BlackBerry hopes to wow consumers with the Passport though. It has a completely new form factor, one that’s unusual, and innovative new features like a keyboard which also doubles as a trackpad and BlackBerry’s very own personal assistant.
While its specifications are not known at this point in time, it is rumored to have a pretty powerful package under the hood. We’ll know for sure soon enough, BlackBerry will unveil the Passport at an event in London next month.
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