Apparently this is the upcoming BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry were surprisingly quiet about their upcoming mobile offerings during IFA, which was a bit of a surprise considering they do still have plans to release smartphones in the future. But as the mobile world is, this information gets leaked sooner or later, and pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Classic smartphone.

Coming from China’s Weibo forums, the smartphone looks a mix of the classic BlackBerry phones and the modern smartphone. You’ve got the classic BlackBerry keyboard with the mouse and navigational buttons, alongside what appears to be a touchscreen. In fact, it looks an awful lot like an iPhone with a keyboard covering the bottom of the screen.

There’s no official word from BlackBerry, but we should expect to see the Classic sometime around November. [Weibo via Engadget]

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Tom Pritchard