Die-hard BlackBerry fans who have been underwhelmed by the company’s past few phones with big, touchscreen displays can now pre-order a device that looks a lot more like a classic BlackBerry.
In fact, it’s called the BlackBerry Classic.
BlackBerry is taking pre-orders for $449, and expects the phone to ship in mid-December.
The BlackBerry Classic features a 3.5 inch, 720 x 720 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera, and a 2515mAh battery.
What really makes this phone special though, is the keyboard below the screen. It’s a classic BlackBerry-style thumb keyboard with navigation buttons and a trackpad.
The phone does have a touchscreen, but you never have to use it.
In other words, it’s not a phone designed to win over iPhone or Samsung Galaxy users. It’s a phone for folks who loved their old-school BlackBerry phones and want a modern version with a decent display and processor that runs BlackBerry OS 10.3 software.