However, the company launched the device at Rs 31,900 in India, the Classic smartphone was listed online on ecommerce website eBay at Rs 31,500.

BlackBerry Classic bears a striking similarity to its once-bestselling Bold and Curve handsets. The company 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 a 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.

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.

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