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BlackBerry Classic officially launches in the Philippines




Good news to BlackBerry loyalists in the Philippines. The keyboard-equipped BlackBerry Classic with 3.5-inch touchscreen display and optical trackpad, has been officially launched in the country.


BlackBerry Classic specs:
3.5-inch Touchscreen display (720×720), 294ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 dual-core CPU
Adreno 225 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
8MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash
2MP front camera
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE w/ A2DP
NFC
GPS, A-GPS
2,515mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
131 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm
177 g

The BlackBerry Classic has a price tag of Php20,990 (cash) and will go on sale from February 5, 2015 via MemoXpress.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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13 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    International Price $449 (shop.blackberry.com),
    Local Price halos parang walang tax (may +$15), directly converted. Nice job BB!
    Pero yung iPhone…

  2. Apollo says:

    Nangangarap na nman ng gising itong si BlackBerry. Very very bad business. Tanga lang talaga ang bibili nito.

    • wired_boy says:

      of course not! nangengealam ka eh.

    • spaceX says:

      wala ka lang pambili.. yun yun! haha until now di ko pa rin maiwan ang Q10 ko kahit may note 4 na akong gamit. mas nauuna pang dumating ang gmail ko sa Q10 kesa sa note. best mobile OS pa rin for me ang BB OS. yun nga lang konti ang apps. Quality apps – iOS. Best screen and features – android. Best implementation ng mobile UI – BB OS. No idea about windows phone since di ko pa naexperience but napaka interesting din ng OS nila.

    • ezy says:

      BlackBerry phones are not targeted for the masses. Most of its users are professionals or people in the corporate world (na gnagamit ilang company phones).
      Now, you tell me they are “tanga”?? hehe

    • Jhay says:

      Siya siguro ang sinasabi niyang “tanga” kasi hindi naman niya afford bumili ng BlackBerry. Palamunin lang ng magulang hanggang bilmoko lang ang alam! May business ka pang nalalaman balik ka muna sa grade 1, totoy!

    • leeto says:

      Blackberry is for us professionals, not for you financially dependent sa magulang. Besides I trust BB for its security. Karamihan ng heads of states, BB ang cp for obvious reasons.

  3. Jhay says:

    Finally! Kudos to all staff of MemoXpress! Gudjab, BlackBerry!

  4. MeAko says:

    With those specs, dapat mas mura…

  5. boybawang says:

    Blackberry is a dying business. Maybe huling hinga na nya to.

  6. Tony says:

    The last hope of BB is developing countries like in south africa. Kumikita pa naman yung Z3 in some asian countries(pero bagsak ang market share) but because of low cost china smartphones, BB may not survive sooner. BB is popular in corporate world but it was before 2011 only. They are bringing back the classic kasi yun talaga ang kumita. As of now, wala ng appeal sakin.

  7. dyimmy says:

    and unfortunately for them, the adoption of iPhone in the corporate world is growing traction na rin

  8. Red impulse says:

    The best para sakin ang bb. Solid security feats. Kaya lang konti lng apps nya. But then for works that require security like head of the state and considering national security. Go for bb

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