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BlackBerry thinks these two phones can win you back from iOS and Android

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:49PM EST
BlackBerry Passport BlackBerry Classic Revealed

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BlackBerry has been showing some much needed signs of life lately and now the company is preparing to release the devices that it hopes will win you back from iOS and Android. CrackBerry has snapped some pictures of two new devices that BlackBerry CEO John Chen showed off at the company’s shareholders meeting on Thursday: The BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport.

As you can see from the picture posted above, the Classic looks a lot like, well, a classic BlackBerry, complete with not only a physical keyboard but also a trackpad and dedicated function keys that were missing from the more recent BlackBerry Q10 QWERTY smartphone.

The Passport, on the other hand, is a much bigger device that nonetheless features a physical keyboard and that has a much wider display than any other BlackBerry phone in recent memory. Like the Q10, this device ditches the trackpad and function keys but makes up for that by offering a bigger display.

We don’t have a release date for these devices yet, although BlackBerry says they’re coming in fiscal year 2015.

If you want to look at more pictures of these new phones, be sure to check out CrackBerry’s full gallery by clicking the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.