BlackBerry World posts promo for the BlackBerry Classic

While not stuffed to the gills with apps the way that the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store are, BlackBerry World is where those using the platform turn, to download games, apps and content. Since a large contingent of 'Berry users turn to BlackBerry World religiously, it turns out to be a great spot for the company to post information relating to the next new BlackBerry handset release.

This morning, visitors checking into BlackBerry World might have been excited to see a promotional ad on the top of their screen, showing a partial image of the BlackBerry Classic. This is the handset with the old-school trackpad and function keys, but with many of the modern capabilities that BlackBerry 10.3 can offer.

For those long-time 'Berry users for whom the BlackBerry Passport is just too much (too much screen, too much technology, too much phone), the Classic might be just what the Doctor ordered. Considering that BlackBerry still derives a large percentage of sales from its legacy BlackBerry OS 7 models, fans of the platform have been calling for this handset.

The promo for the BlackBerry Classic on BlackBerry World reads, "The smartphone you trust, with the power you couldn't imagine," and includes a link to a site where you can register your interest in the phone. This way, you can receive information about the handset, and be notified when pre-orders are being accepted. The old-school 'Berry should be launched next month.


source: Crackberry

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15 Comments

1. MobileMac unregistered

Cricket Cricket....

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

lol be nice. thought that was funny +1

2. paragkarki

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 09, 2014

wondering if should get q5 or wait for this for my family members.

3. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

So not interested... since my Passport arrives tomorrow. I love BB10, but I prefer all touchscreen, and it looks like the Passport is as close as I'm going to get to a refreshed Z10/Z30 for a while.

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Dear BlackBerry, when is my Z10 10.3.1 update gonna arrive? It's like no news at all.....

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is what the Q10 should have looked like from the get go. There are some of us old farts that don't really like typing on glass but didn't like the Q's lack of hardware buttons.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22284; Member since: May 28, 2014

An excellent device that's definitely going to bring over the BBOS7 holdouts to BB10. Bringing the "tool belt" back to a BlackBerry handset loaded with BB10 is a sure winner.

8. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

Zombie phone, a blast from the past...

11. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Zombie Troll. No brain whatsoever.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22284; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed. He just wanders aimlessly looking for BlackBerry articles to troll.

14. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

Zombie phone for zombie like you lol

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22284; Member since: May 28, 2014

Troll comment from a troll like you.

9. MobileMac unregistered

Mxyzptlk: I obviously have been a fan of there phones for a long time. Sure they have a lot of catching up to do. However, I would like to use the Z30 for work and I would like to use this classic as my secondary phone. (Currently S5 Active with Note 4 arriving soon). I was just amused at how long it took for this article to get interest.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

To each his own. Even the few have their pickings.

10. MobileMac unregistered

*their phones

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