Want a BlackBerry Classic? It can ship by Christmas if you buy it from Amazon

Want a BlackBerry Classic? It can ship by Christmas if you buy it from Amazon
Earlier today, BlackBerry announced the release of the BlackBerry Classic - the company’s fourth new smartphone of 2014 (after the Z3, the Passport, and the Porsche Design P'9983). However, if you want the handset, and didn’t manage to pre-order one, you’ll have to wait until December 31 to get it if you’re ordering it directly from BlackBerry in the US. Luckily, Amazon also has the smartphone in stock, saying that it can ship it before Christmas.

At the moment, the Classic is offered only unlocked in the US, costing $449 - $150 less than the Passport. AT&T and Verizon will both carry the Classic, but only starting early 2015 (for prices that haven’t been unveiled).

Similar to some of BlackBerry’s older smartphones, the Classic comes with a hardware QWERTY keyboard and a trackpad, and can be seen as a successor to 2011’s BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Classic runs BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS, sports a 3.5-inch display with 720 x 720 pixels, and is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. For more, you should check out our BlackBerry Classic hands-on (video included).

Let us know if you’re interested in the BlackBerry Classic, or if you think that the days of hardware keyboards on smartphones are long gone.


sources: BlackBerry, Amazon

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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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16 Comments

1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Kind of pricey to buy outright for what it packs. Maybe they can go give some out to some celebrities and musicians like they did back in the day (think Jay-Z circa 2003) and get some major free marketing. I hope it succeeds, but I fear it will have to be free on contract in North America or lower outright worldwide.

8. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

I think BB were a bit insane with the price. I still think this device should be priced around US$150-200 to get traction. The snapdragon S4 they were using is really old.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

A classic Blackberry is good but not with that price. $250-300 would be more reasonable

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Should have a better processor. I'm sure it's "enough", but it still should be better.

9. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

they should follow sony "don't settle for god, demand great"

4. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I can't believe people still buy these for that much

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

250 and I'd buy it tomorrow but 450 is too much

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think it's a decent price unlocked. But that's my opinion. There are many smartphones that are way overpriced that just don't offer what the Classic does, especially to its intended market, which is enterprise.

13. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I don't think the "enterprise" argument is good enough for that price tag. I don't get what this phone can offer compared to other phones other than security. What? Email? QWERTY Texting? What is one good example besides it being harder to hack the phone?

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Ask Jennifer Lawrence how important security is.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

Crispin is right. You can't put a price tag on peace of mind.

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It must be prices for $245

11. dubbsix

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

By Christmas? Man, my BB Classic will be delivered today by Amazon. BB thankfully isnt trying to play the horsepower game by throwing in super dense displays, or the latest quad core processor. Their package equates to a device that can get work done and get it done all day on a single charge. There is a method to their madness when it comes to product selection. Yes, i do now the newer processors are more power efficient, but the higher clock rates mean they would have to actively throttle the frequency to get the same amount of battery life. use the devices...serioiusly, their stuff gets sh1T done. I have a z30 and I get a day and a half out of it. I cant wait to check out the Classic.

12. dubbsix

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

I would like to add that the only reason i bought my z30 was because it was on sale for 199.99. I too think they should have atleast brought it in at 299 unlocked -- but BB has been notorious for the super secret fire sales on shopblackberry.com once its been out for a while you'll see it go on sale.

15. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Why does everything always have to sell on Amazon? The worse company on planet earth that employ slave labor tactics in their fulfillment center. Screw Amazon, can we please choose other retailers?

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