Earlier this year BlackBerry made it quite clear that it will only release two high-end devices in 2014. One of them is already out. The BlackBerry Passport was released nearly two months back and it has performed well in the market, better than even the company expected. Now all eyes are on the BlackBerry Classic which the company hopes will appease old loyalists that have moved away from the company in recent years.
There’s something that most BlackBerry loyalists agree on, its that the trackpad and function key belt are pivotal to the entire BlackBerry experience. Many have found solace in the Passport but some still do not want to move completely to the gesture based navigation system in BB OS 10.
BlackBerry decided that before the Classic is released it will start reselling the Bold 9900 in the meantime, production of this popular handset was started once again. At its enterprise focused event recently the company announced that the BlackBerry Classic will be released in 2014 so there’s a little bit of wait involved now.
In order to get the hype machine started for this new smartphone the company today posted a video online showing off just how the trackpad and function key belt work on the BlackBerry Classic, which is powered by BB OS 10, as operating system that relies on gestures for navigation.
Check out the video if you’re interested in picking up the Classic when it finally goes on sale in December.