Best Buy Canada is taking in-store pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

Best Buy Canada is taking in-store pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic
Best Buy Canada's holiday splash page reveals that the big box retailer is taking in-store pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic. About the only other information that we are told online, is that the pre-orders are available for both the Virgin Mobile (Canada) and the Rogers variants of the phone. With the return of BlackBerry's shortcuts and Bold-esque look, the Classic combines the old-style hardware, with the new BlackBerry 10.3 OS software.

Last week, BlackBerry started taking pre-orders for the Classic, priced at $449. But that price is without a signed contract, and the phone does not work with the Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular pipelines. Which means that in the U.S., it will work on both AT&T and T-Mobile's networks.

BlackBerry now has quite a set of bookends for the holiday shopping season. The BlackBerry Passport is the power packed business-centric handset that offers a wide-screen display, perfect for spreadsheets, maps and email. The BlackBerry Classic is made for users who like to type on a no nonsense physical QWERTY keyboard. The Classic brings back the function keys (call, menu, trackpad, back, and end buttons) and a trackpad.


source: BestBuyCanada via Crackberry, MobileSyrup

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Classic
  • Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. Rager722 unregistered

I've owned blackberrys and never understood why they come out with two versions of the same phone, one for at&t and tmobile and another for sprint and Verizon?

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Sprint & Verizon are CDMA. Different radio technologies.

20. Rager722 unregistered

I know that but why call them different names

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Naming can be one of two different reasons: 1) The carrier often chooses the name to distinguish their version from other carriers versions 2)BlackBerry may be choosing to name them differently to distinguish CDMA versions from GSM versions.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Hopefully BB can design more world phones, or at least ones that work with all the US/Canadian carriers. It is a waste of time and money to make a lot of phone variants that offer no distinguished value other than "works with duopoly/monopoly X".

3. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

This qwerty toy is for the desperate people who live in the caves

4. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Like Batman...

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Batman is BOSS, just like this handset will be amongst enterprise users and the BlackBerry loyalist.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Ah! I see the angry virgins are up to their usual tomfoolery. Didn't your mommies warn you that you could go blind by doing that all the time?

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know if you have to continue using the "v-card" insult, I think it says more about you than the ones you're insulting.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Hardly. I just love getting under virgins' skins. They have no idea how much more fun life can be once they savor the juices of life. I know I'm old, but I still have a pulse and a smoking hot mid 40s wife. I have no worries.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So when do you plan on savoring those juices of life?

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Been doing it since before you were a twinkle in your daddy's nutsack. Good thing he wasn't like you or you may have ended up in the toilet. Make sure you thank him on Father's Day.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Comment of the day. +One Thousand

15. rsturges

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

You're old, and you still pick on others for validation. I'd say you've got a whole bundle of worries.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I pick on no one. But if you're gonna bring a knife to a gun fight.....

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

He doesn't "pick" on anyone. He let's the trolls know it's not cool to troll BlackBerry. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's the trolls that "pick" on BlackBerry users. We just don't take the BS anymore.

5. 3abr86

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 26, 2014

#BlackBerry, please make a phone with Quad-sim + Global 3G , with beefed up battery and Black Berry goodies.. then we could talk..!

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or just a phone to stay relevant.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the irrelevant, pimply faced virgin that uses a poorly built, buggy software ridden, app launcher.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

A great device, sure to attract the BBOS7 users and BlackBerry loyalist. BlackBerry has listened to its fan base and created a device that they have asked for. Good job, BlackBerry.

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