BlackBerry sells out its pre-order inventory of the BlackBerry Classic in North America

BlackBerry sells out its pre-order inventory of the BlackBerry Classic in North America
Despite the success of the BlackBerry Passport, the large number of multi-platform users of BBM, and the wide ranging Mobile Device Management capabilities of BES12, you still think that CEO John Chen hasn't turned the company around? Well then, you need to chew on the latest hot flash from Waterloo. BlackBerry's online store has sold all of its inventory of the BlackBerry Classic that was set aside for pre-orders in North America.

Unlike the Passport, which is obviously made for the enterprise with its wide screen and unique touch-enabled QWERTY, the BlackBerry Classic is built for those yearning for the old fashioned BlackBerry hardware, infused with the latest BlackBerry OS. Returning to the handset is the optical touchpad, and the familiar function keys such as send/end, back, and menu. And of course, there is that popular BlackBerry QWERTY that many call the best physical keyboard ever to grace a smartphone.

Priced at $449 directly from BlackBerry, this variant of the device works in the U.S. on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Carrier-specific versions will be announced later. Those who were able to pre-order the device should see it ship very soon. Those who missed out on pre-ordering the handset, will be happy to know that inventory of the BlackBerry Classic is expected to be replenished sometime early next month.

Meanwhile, the BlackBerry Classic is still listed as being available on BlackBerry's online store in the U.K., France and Germany/

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome! There were those that said this handset wouldn't sell, and if the preorders are any indication, it looks like they have been proven wrong. This is indeed the handset that the BBOS7 holdouts and those nostalgic for a modern BlackBerry handset with the track pad and tool belt have been waiting for. It also looks like this handset has sold out in more than just North America: With the exception of Germany, all other sites have been confirmed to have sold out. Great job, BlackBerry!

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I trust this guy John Chen that he will deliver and he is delivering

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

John Chen is doing a great job. Hope BB will be the third viable platform especially for business and later on consumer.

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Great job BB well done. All I want is a 5" phone from BB in a rectangular form factor.

13. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

ummm have you heard of the Z30 ? ? ? its been out for a while

18. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yup I know but on those models the bezels are everywhere :(

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apparently not many people did

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Many people in enterprise knew about it.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

ok and?

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

So clearly that means many people knew about it, once again proving your comment to be false.

2. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

i'm iphone user but before I was blackberry fan I miss my old phone the blackberry curve

4. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Sold out the 100 units in their inventory. Don't f**k around Blackberry.. Show numbers!

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Sold out of 100 units in their inventory". And you say this because you KNOW that is the actual number? Or are you just trolling BlackBerry posts as usual?

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

He isn't completely wrong you know. BB have previously reported of Z10 and Q10 being a very successful product by claiming to be out of stock all the times which we all know were a complete failure.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

That was done by PREVIOUS management. John Chen has been nothing but TRANSPARENT and completely forthcoming with all of BlackBerry's financials and sales of handsets. Do not compare him to previous management. It's like comparing night and day.

37. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

100? proof please, wheres your silly evidence?

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This device is insanely overpriced...

38. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011


6. paragkarki

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 09, 2014


9. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Great phone. There is absolutely no comparison when it comes to keyboards. Yeah people say 'you get used to a virtual keyboard', but just think about that. It essentially means you are compromising because there is no longer an option. Would you rather pump out emails on a laptop and pc, or a tablet? That's right everyone prefers the physical keyboard. The trackpad is another completely underrated addition. Perfect for one handed, precise control.

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Nice phone at a nice price. I picked up a Z30 during their recent sale and am really enjoying it. The user experience is just really nice for a WebOS fanboy like myself.

12. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Good Job BBM! :) Be getting mine soon.

15. GeekMovement unregistered

Makes me really wonder how many they sold, but I'm happy to hear the news.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Show us the numbers. Selling out of 5 isn't a sell out.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'll say the same thing to you: You know this for absolute certainty, or are you just trolling as usual? John Chen has been completely transparent and forthcoming. There is no reason why he would not continue to be.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If that's the case then let's see the numbers mr chen.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Numbers will be released this week. You can eat your words on the 19th.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Chen is supposed to release the numbers this week. My guess is that it's more than 5. For trolls who can't accept the fact that BB is on its way to prominence, consider the successful launch of the Passport and starting on the 17th, the Classic hits carrier stores in Canada, Germany and the US. Knox was an abysmal failure and a blackeye for Android/Samsung. To add insult to injury, Blackphone was hacked in 3 hours. The gig is up, security is only possible via BlackBerry. The sooner you trolls accept this, the less y'all look like idiots.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I asked for numbers not some random bs about security. I dont even care about Blackphone.

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Which part of "release the numbers this week" did you have the most problems comprehending? Let me ask you something, if BlackBerry is so irrelevant in your tiny little world, why do you go out of your way to bash the platform? You can't stand the fact that BB is for grown-ups and you aren't in that class.

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