BlackBerry is planning an international event for September 24, where supposedly the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport will be launched and the company might unveil some news about their plans of getting into the wearable device market. BlackBerry’s John Sims has revealed that the company is considering the launch of a smartwatch and/or smart glasses as a future endeavor.
The BlackBerry Classic is the type of hardware QWERTY smartphone that has been the favorite of many corporate and enterprise users who appreciate the phone’s practical and strong build which mainly helps out in office environments. Recent news has surfaced revealing more details about the newest BlackBerry Classic, the Q20, The Q20 targets those smartphone users who have been long-time fans of the BlackBerry line and will appreciate the traditional design overlaid on up-to-date hardware and software.
Not much will be changed on the BlackBerry Classic or Q20, seeing as it will come equipped with a trackpad, menu and back physical buttons. and physical keys for accepting and rejecting phone calls. The smartphone will feature a 3.5-inch 1,440*1,440 resolution display with 582 ppi pixel density, powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB RAM. BlackBerry OS 10.3 will be running on the device and rumors say a 13 MP camera will also be available.
Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 and microUSB, the Classic will also support NFC and 4G LTE, HDMI port, which is synonymous with BlackBerry devices at this point. These are certainly improvements over the BlackBerry Q10 and the Bold and Curve lines. Since the BlackBerry Classic is aimed at those loyal to the QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry OS, we’re fairly sure that the phone will fare acceptably in its target range.
The upcoming BlackBerry Passport has also stirred up interest among fans and otherwise, many appreciating the square design of the flagship. The Passport is quite an anticipated device at the moment because it’s the one gadget that will either make or break the company’s smartphone line.
Nonetheless, BlackBerry has firmly reinforced a new position of the company, centered more on catering to enterprises and businesses, corporate environments in terms of software, hardware and services. The company will surely fare well in this sector of the technology industry, especially with recent iCloud and Gmail hacking incidents. Enterprises are becoming more and more concerned with their information security and privacy, and BlackBerry plans to exploit the opportunity with platforms like BES12, BBM Protected and BBM Meetings, which offer secure interactions among finance, insurance and banking sector employers and employees.