T-Mobile slashes BlackBerry Classic prices by $70, grab one now for $369.99

T-Mobile slashes BlackBerry Classic prices by $70, grab one now for $369.99
Back in April 2014, T-Mobile and BlackBerry engaged in a head-on dispute when BlackBerry decided not to renew T-Mobile's contract that allowed the carrier to sell BlackBerry phones. All of that ended this May, when T-Mobile started selling the BlackBerry Classic through its stores. If you've been holding out to purchase a BlackBerry Classic until a good deal rears its head, today is the day.

T-Mobile has just dropped the price of the BlackBerry Classic to $369.99, which is almost $70 off the handset's previous price of $439.92. If you'd rather pay for the phone as you go, you can grab the BlackBerry Classic from T-Mobile for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $15.42.

In case you need a refresh on the BlackBerry Classic, the traditional-looking BlackBerry handset comes with a 3.5-inch display that runs at a resolution of 720 by 720 pixels, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of microSD-expandable integrated storage space, and a 2515mAh battery. In the camera department, the BlackBerry Classic is equipped with an 8MP primary shooter and a 2MP front-facing camera. 

Although the Classic comes with all of the trademark design characteristic of historical BlackBerry handsets such as the 2011 Bold 9900, including here a tool belt, a physical keyboard, and a trackpad, the Classic runs BlackBerry 10 as the operating system, meaning that the handset can also run Android apps. For more details on the smartphone, make sure to read our BlackBerry Classic review.

At $369.99, T-Mobile is currently offering the BlackBerry Classic at a slightly lower price compared to BlackBerry's online shop, where the Classic goes for $379.

What do you guys think of this deal? Will you take advantage of it to snag the BlackBerry Classic?



source: T-Mobile via T-Mo News

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38 Comments

1. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Have to be clueless to buy this. I would buy a firephone over this.

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Me too and I would flash cyanogenmodd.

14. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Agreed. BB=FAIL

20. gaming64 unregistered

You=FAIL THIS COMMENT=MAKES MORE SENSE THAN EVERY TROLLING MATERIAL YOU SPIT EVERYDAY.

19. gaming64 unregistered

Nobody's forcing you to buy this. If you feel outdated with this, then your just one of those spoiled teen brits.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Surprised you didn't need any hornets spray lol

38. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Clueless and drunk

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I was just at T-Mobile. They didn't even have this on display. I wish they had, it's been so long since I've tried out a Blackberry.

39. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

That's mean the phone is not worthed to be displayed

4. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

I would not buy a blackberry phone even if it cost only $70

5. cris2001

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

This is not a iToy phone, that's for sure.

18. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yep, anything with an i sells like hot cakes.lol

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

That doesn't make it better.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Good products sell.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apple watch must not have an "i" in it then.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Doesn't necessarily have to have an i to sell well. Look at the excellent Apple Watch.

6. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I use the Classic for work. WORK beinbbeing the keyword. Its the best communication device out there. Emailing, opening spreadsheets, and typing. Battery life is great. Lasts all day after hanmering chekcing and replying to ~250 emails a day. work and work only device, its great.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

Good price, even better device. BlackBerry's are great for getting things done, especially on the go, and are hands down the best messaging devices on the planet. Those here that are saying that they wouldn't buy one, it's your loss, and clearly have too much time on their hands to comment about something they don't like or wouldn't even buy. The Classic is a workhorse.

10. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It is already $350 on Amazon

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

And? It's still a good price and an even better device.

12. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Do you have any info about the new slider (Venice)?

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

Only that there will be two versions of it. One Android one pushed towards average consumers, and one running BB10 pushed towards enterprise users. Both will be available at shop.blackberry.com and (most likely) Amazon.

17. gaming64 unregistered

I'm skeptical whether Blackberry would modify Android for its devices. Having Android with BB10 is a great way to differentiate them from other competitions.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. If they get an all touch berry out there then they'll have my interest. I don't like the clunky design of the Passport.

26. gaming64 unregistered

You can get a Z3 but my problem is it's too much of a low-end phone and the price doesn't seem too justified.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

The BlackBerry Z3 can be bought for under $200, so I'm pretty sure if BlackBerry goes the low-end route it will be priced accordingly.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I need something more high end.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21454; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. I think that's a great way to differentiate as well.

8. JocularJ

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I agree with meanestgenius and bambamoogy02. I have the passport and I get more work done on that compared to my lumia and note 3

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

BlackBerrys are for those who work and contribute to society, not for killing pigs or taking selfies.

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