BlackBerry announced a white color Classic on Sunday, putting to rest speculations that have been circulating for a while now. The Classic is aimed towards professionals to cater to the needs of productive people fond of speed and accuracy.
White Classic for selected countries
The QWERTY keyboard, white-colored Classic will be available this week in Indonesia through authorized distributors in Hong Kong through carrier partners csl, 3 Hong Kong and Smar Tone and authorized distributors Broadway Photo Supply Ltd, Fortress, Hong Kong Suning, Chung Yuen Electrical Co., Ltd and Nuance-Watson (HK) Ltd. Next week, BlackBerry will continue to ship the white Classic across the globe for selected countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
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Ron Louks, president of Devices and Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry, said the white colored Classic offers yet another option to users who want a stylish smartphone and are aware of this mobile business tool that enhances productivity and sorts information.
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Separately, there are reports suggesting that BlackBerry has collaborated again with Porsche, but this time to design the Passport. Previously BlackBerry and Porsche have come together to give a new look to BlackBerry phones. Selected images of the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9984 “Keian” surfaced over the China-based DT BlackBerry.
The Passport was officially launched at MWC 2015, where the Canadian company also talked about the plans, but not much was revealed apart from the name, giving hints that there could be a Porsche Design version of the Passport.
Not much can be said if the images are of the Passport, but it definitely looks like it. The keyboard shown in the picture looks similar to that of the BlackBerry Passport. Similarly, the screen in the picture matches that of the device. As of now, there is no official announcement about the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9984, therefore, nothing can be said with certainty.
On the product front, the Canadian smartphone maker is surely expanding its offerings for customers. Recently, the BlackBerry “Oslo,” a new version of Passport, was in the news. Although there is no clarity on the market the new device will target, there is a possibility that it could be the Passport 2. Separately, DT BlackBerry has come out with a new screenshot revealing a closer look at the keyboard.