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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