Blackberry hopes to help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices.

The Classic has a square, 720 x 720 pixel, 3.5-inch touchscreen with a physical QWERTY keyboard.

The device is powered by an aging dual-core Qualcomm processor from 2012 paired with 2GB of RAM. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera on the back of the phone, with a 2-megapixel unit on the front.

"BlackBerry Classic is the powerful communications tool that many BlackBerry Bold and Curve users have been waiting for," Chief Executive Officer John Chen said in a statement, noting the device brings back the command bar functionalities that helped make its legacy devices easy to navigate.
               
When the company initially introduced its new BlackBerry 10 operating system and devices early in 2012 it put more emphasis on touchscreens, alienating many fans of its physical keyboard.
               
Moreover, those who moved to its new physical keyboard devices it later launched were unhappy that command keys like the 'Menu,' 'Back,' 'Send' and 'End' buttons, along with the trackpad had been dropped.
               
Specs

Display: 3.5" diagonal with 720 x 720 resolution

Operating system: BlackBerry 10 OS

Processor: Qualcomm MSM 8960 1.5GHz

Memory: 2 GB RAM (Expandable via MicroSD memory card (up to 128GB)

USB Ports: Micro USB 2.0 high speed port

Battery: 2515 mAh (minimum) non-removable Lithium Ion battery

Rear camera: 8 megapixel auto-focus

Front camera: 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera