BlackBerry Classic tempts hardcore fans with keyboard
BlackBerry Classic tempts hardcore fans with keyboard
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BlackBerry Classic tempts hardcore fans with keyboard

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Blackberry is hanging on to those keyboard glory days. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] Blackberry revealed a new smartphone designed to appeal to those hardcore fans that love the signature keyboard. It's called the Blackberry Classic, but this time it can run Android apps. The software also runs Blackberry Assistant, which is sort of like Apple's Siri or Google Now, where you can ask questions and give voice commands. If you already left Blackberry for Android or iPhone, it'll be hard to go back to a small 3.5 inch screen, and the camera isn't so great. But if you know someone craving the classic feel, you can pre-order it for $450. But you have to buy a plan separately. It only works on T-Mobile and AT&T networks. Moving from the past to the future. Get ready for more Google Glass copycats as other companies put their spin on wearable displays. Sony has come up with a way to turn any pair of glasses into smart glasses. With an attachable concept. A small display is snapped onto your frame and the picture's beamed on to the lenses. Sony says you may wanna use this for sports so you could see stats in front of you. It's hard to believe it'll look as good as these mock up designs but we'll get to see it for ourselves when it's shown off at CES 2015. The week long tech expo kicks off on Sunday, January 4th. And while Sony goes after Google Glass, TAG Heuer goes after the Apple watch. The head of the Swiss luxury watch maker has told reporters their company's going after the smart watch market and has entered in several partnerships to do so according to Reuters. It may use Intel processors to create fitness tracking watches. The Apple Watch won't come out until sometime early next year. And when it does, it'll stand out among other smart watches for one reason, Apple Pay. You'll be able to use the watch to pay with the wave of your wrist. Apple has announced dozens of new banks and retail stores who are accepting Apple Pay now including SunTrust, TD Bank North America, and Commerce Bank as well as Staples, Winn-Dixie, and Albertsons. That's according to the New York Times. But the company has also been busy lately dealing with a lawsuit surrounding iPods and iTunes. On Tuesday, Apple was found not guilty of anti-competitive conduct in a trial that has been lingering for nearly a decade. Apple was accused of harming customers by blocking competitor's music from playing on the iPod. From 2006 to 2009. Back then, Apple rolled out an iTunes update that disabled your iPod if it detected songs from a competing music store. And you had to restore your iPod to factory settings. Apple argued this was done for security reasons. The jury found that the iTunes update had genuine product improvements. This means companies like Apple can keep building systems that are closed off to competitors formats if they so choose to. That's your tech news update. As always, more at CNET.com. [MUSIC] From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey

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