Blackberry Classic is officially dead
In the past, Blackberry was all about professional devices with a built-in keyboard. However, times changes and latest trend became touchscreen without having any physical buttons at all. For example, their latest device was Blackberry Priv which has a touchscreen with slide-out keyboard. Nevertheless, Blackberry were producing traditional phone called Classic which is officially dead.
Blackberry Classic was different from the current phones as it kept the traditional Blackberry design: full-size keyboard with trackpad. However, it also supported touch screen.
As you would expect, it was not something that most people wanted and asked for so Blackberry couldn’t sell a lot of Blackberry Classic at all. As a result, they stop producing it.
These are the tenets that help keep us focused and the reasons why we are committed to the success of both BlackBerry 10 and Android devices. To keep innovating and advancing our portfolio, we are updating our smartphone lineup with state of the art devices. As part of this, and after many successful years in the market, we will no longer manufacture BlackBerry Classic. For many years, Classic (and its BBOS predecessors) has been in our portfolio. It has been an incredible workhorse device for customers, exceeding all expectations. But, the Classic has long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market. We are ready for this change so we can give our customers something better – entrenched in our legacy in security and pedigree in making the most productive smartphones.
However, Blackberry also said that they will continue to support Blackberry 10.
Source – Blackberry