While many folks are waiting for the arrival of the BlackBerry Passport, we're reminded on a daily basis that many folks out there are also just as excited for the eventual arrival of the BlackBerry Classic. Aside from little bit and pieces of info and speculation, there hasn't been as much info about the Classic as yet. No early hands on, no sneaky blurry images, no full on spec sheets.
The only info that has arrived for the Classic has all been from official channels but a small door has now opened via Geekbench and it offers a look at some of the BlackBerry Classic specs from a Verizon model running OS BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1.317. Perhaps as expected, given the Classic was announced ahead of the BlackBerry Passport, it's noted to be running a 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor along with 2GB of RAM.
That puts it on par with previous BlackBerry 10 devices released such as the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30 aside from some clocking differences and regional models but according to the Geekbench test, which is a bit subjective anyway, BlackBerry seems to be getting better performance scores out of the Classic possibly due to the updated OS version which could be more optimized.
With the internal specs seemingly out there, it does beg the question. Do they change your plans on picking up a Classic? Maybe thinking about moving to the Passport now with its bigger display and more RAM? Let us know in the comments or in the CrackBerry Forums.
Remember, they're not official specs yet and there's no way of telling where in the device revision process this particular Classic came from but BlackBerry surely has the specs locked in by now. If they're better, maybe BlackBerry will be forced to announce them. Wishful thinking?