Pre-orders are now being accepted for the BlackBerry Classic


Jonesing for an old-school BlackBerry? The company today introduced the BlackBerry Classic. For this model, BlackBerry brings back the touchpad for navigation, and teams it up with function keys such as send/end, back, and menu. BlackBerry also announced today that it is accepting pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic, but only from certain regions. The phone is priced at $449 and will only work on AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

The BlackBerry Classic will be equipped with a 3.5 inch glass with resolution of 720 x 720. This works out to a pixel density of 291ppi. A dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8960 processor is under the hood with 2GB of RAM. 16GB of native storage is on board, and a 128GB microSD slot is included for those seeking additional memory. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. A 2515mAh battery powers the device.

To pre-order the BlackBerry Classic, simply click on the sourcelink below. If you are interested in the handset, we would suggest that you don't dilly dally. Considering how fast initial supplies of the BlackBerry Passport sold out, you don't want to find yourself shut out.

source: BlackBerry (1), (2) via Phonescoop

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36 Comments

1. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

3.5" square hd display for $450. it's kinda very cheap... blackberry still thinks that people are fools to buy it at that price

17. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

There are some people who prefer reliability rather than the big screen and those power-hungry features ;)

24. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Yes, and those 4 people that will buy this Blackberry will likely enjoy it.

36. jwinchester

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

The following is much bigger than that, and the preorders already sold out.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

$450 for a feature-phone? No thanks...

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hey, people still buy iPhones... At least the Classic is a smartphone....

9. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

And android phones too I guess...

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

What about them?

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The iphone is a smartphone...smarter than the classic

18. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

That's a judgment call. I think the Classic will be much better than the iphone.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

The iPhone is an app launcher, not a smartphone. The Classic is a SMARTPHONE. You'll note the difference.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Blackberry isn't that bad. The OS is nice, it might lack apps but you can run Android apps on it to compensate. I just wish they would make an all touch flagship, that would be great.

13. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

They probably will have to do that, though they might be a bit shy after Z10

26. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Z30, it's been out a while.

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I meant like an all touch version of the Passport, with a Snapdragon 801/805. A dual core S4 Pro isn't really flagship material for 2014.

3. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

This is going to be a great smartphone, at least for those who know what to do with it. Too bad it's not available on Verizon.

4. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Die damn it

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not gonna happen.

8. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Trolls first.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

The handset the BBOS7 holdouts have been waiting for! I do believe this handset will sell more than the Passport. Kudos to BlackBerry for making such an "old school" smartphone with a fresh, innovative OS.

14. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

It is a good thing they did this, but price is too steep... 300 bucks max ? They are still too snobbish with their pricing

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think the price is a bit steep as well. However, I do believe that enterprises still using legacy BlackBerry devices will upgrade in droves.

27. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

$450 for an unlocked smartphone of any type is a good price. Add the security and quality of a BlackBerry and it's a steal. Let the booger-eating morons here keep their Androids and iPhones. BB doesn't need them, or want them, to survive and prosper.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Y'know, when you look at it from that perspective, you are absolutely correct. I agree. +1.

31. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

The device looks moronic in every perspective... Get over it lol

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Desperate for my attention, I see.... Nobody cares what a hating troll thinks about BlackBerry...Get over it.

35. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Well you could say the price is ok, after all figure i have in mind is not far away but BB certainly felt like being able to run Android Apps. I am not favoring Android here, but your comment was a bit biased and loyalist

11. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Looking forward to this little beauty!

21. GreenZone

Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

This calculator looking device really replaces my toilet door stopper lol

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