BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry Reviews | 460 Comments BlackBerry Classic Review! The wait is over. The BlackBerry Classic has now arrived, and it brings the promise of the speed and performance of BlackBerry 10 with the familiar and classic navigation keys you know and love. All that in a package that is 'designed from the ground up to meet the needs of productive people who...

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Jul 27, 2015 Contest Reminder: Last Chance to win a BLUE BlackBerry Classic!
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Jump over to Youtube and leave a comment on the video for your chance to win a BLUE BlackBerry Classic from CrackBerry Founder Kevin Michaluk. Contest ends July 31st! Continue Reading →
Jul 18, 2015 CrackBerry Asks: Do you regularly use the trackpad on your BlackBerry Classic?
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 Do you regularly use the trackpad on your BlackBerry Classic

We run polls here on CrackBerry quite often and include all BlackBerry users but this time I'm specifically targeting BlackBerry Classic users. Since getting my hands on a white BlackBerry Classic, I decided to stick with it, at least for the summer. I find myself using the trackpad a lot - for scrolling through the Hub, apps on the home screen and more. After using a BlackBerry Passport, since its launch in September 2014, it was refreshing to be able to use a device one handed. Also, with it being summer, less clothing and all, it's hard to put the Passport into summer wear pockets.

However, I've asked many other Classic owners whether or not they use the trackpad, and most of them don't use it much. I've had a one say that they forget it's there, others say they hardly use it which sometimes gets me wondering whether there are others like me who use it frequently or do the majority of Classic owners not utilize the trackpad. If none of the answers below fit, drop a comment letting us know how you use the trackpad on your Classic.

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Jul 15, 2015 AT&T officially releases OS 10.3.2.556 for Passport and Classic
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ATT officially releases OS 10.3.2.556 for Passport and Classic

Are you making use of an AT&T purchased BlackBerry Passport or Classic? If so, you're going to want to go ahead and check for updates either through your device or via BlackBerry Link. As noted on the AT&T website and confirmed by folks in the CrackBerry Forums, AT&T has begun their official rollout of OS 10.3.2.556 for AT&T Passport and Classic devices. As expected, the changes are improvements to BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 as a whole but AT&T has highlighted some specific items.

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Jul 10, 2015 BLUE BlackBerry Classic Video Unboxing & Giveaway!
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CrackBerry Founder Kevin Michaluk is back into the content game with the launch of a new youtube channel... and his first video is an unboxing and giveaway of the sexy new BLUE BlackBerry Classic! Continue Reading →
Jul 08, 2015 BlackBerry Classic in Cobalt Blue now available for purchase in Hong Kong
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BlackBerry Classic in Cobalt Blue now available for purchase in Hong Kong

After making its debut only a few days ago on ShopBlackBerry for those living in the US, Canada, UK and the Netherlands, BlackBerry has already extended the availability of the cobalt blue BlackBerry Classic into Hong Kong.

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Jul 03, 2015 Cobalt Blue BlackBerry Classic goes on sale in the US, Canada, UK, and Netherlands
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ShopBlackBerry begins selling the blue Classic

Recently it was spotted that Amazon Italy was accepting preorders for the Cobalt Blue variant of the BlackBerry Classic, but it was localized to Italy, with some shipping options for out of the country. BlackBerry has announced that beginning on July 3, the limited edition variant of the Classic will be available on ShopBlackBerry for customers in the US, Canada, UK, and Netherlands.

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Jul 01, 2015 Amazon Italy now taking pre-orders for the blue BlackBerry Classic
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Amazon Italy now taking pre-orders for the blue BlackBerry Classic

Remember at Mobile World Congress when it was announced the BlackBerry Classic would be coming in white, blue and bronze? Of course, you do. While some regions now have the white version, the blue and bronze versions have remained missing from release with the exception of the blue version appearing in at least one BlackBerry Execs hands. The wait might soon be over though if you're looking to get your hands on a blue one.

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Jun 17, 2015 White BlackBerry Classic unboxing!
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We've got our hands on a white BlackBerry Classic and we thought we'd follow tradition and give it an unboxing video. Freshly delivered, I set up the video and went through an unboxing of the white BlackBerry Classic, so we can get a closer look. The BlackBerry Classic in white is currently only available in certain countries right now, such as the U.K., UAE, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. We're still waiting for the blue and bronze versions to release, too. I'd definitely like to get my hands on a blue Classic.

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Jun 16, 2015 BlackBerry Passport, Leap and Classic bundles all on sale through ShopBlackBerry
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BlackBerry Passport, Leap and Classic bundles all on sale through ShopBlackBerry

UPDATE - As expected, some devices (mostly Passport) have now gone to 'out of stock' status. At the time of this update, 4:39AM ET, there's still some Classics and Leaps left. No telling how long they'll last.

If you've been holding off on purchasing a BlackBerry Passport, Leap or Classic for any reason, it might be time to make the jump. Right now, ShopBlackBerry has a pretty awesome sale happening on all of their device bundles for customers in the U.S. and Canada. At this point, they've made it cheaper to buy a bundle with the device and extra goodies than to purchase any of the devices alone.

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Jun 14, 2015 The Amzer Hybrid Case is a durable dual-layer case for the BlackBerry Classic
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Before venturing out into the world, be it for travel or work, the first accessory that is always a must for me is a case. While I would rather marvel at the design of the Classic, my better judgment always warns me that protection is best. This time I decided to try the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand. I have always preferred heavy duty cases so this was a no brainer.

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Jun 05, 2015 John Chen hooks John Legere up with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his birthday
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For those of you who might not already be aware, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a pretty big Batman fan and it just so happens, June 4th is also Legere's birthday. If you follow him on Twitter, he has been celebrating all day but one mention sent out to John Chen caught our attention.

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May 31, 2015 This OEM Soft Shell Case gives you slim and sleek protection for the BlackBerry Classic
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The last BlackBerry OEM Soft Shell Case I had was for my BlackBerry Q10 and when I got the BlackBerry Classic I just had to get a Soft Shell Case for it too. They have a slim profile, adding no bulk at all and it gives you sufficient protection. These are the types of cases I go for as I have small hands and don't want to add too much bulk.

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May 25, 2015 Carry around your BlackBerry Classic the old school way with the OEM Leather pouch
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Remember the days when you would find a leather pouch inside the box of your brand new BlackBerry smartphone? I do and I miss it somewhat. But at the very least you can still purchase an OEM leather pouch for your beloved BlackBerry smartphone. So, no doubt there would be one available for the BlackBerry Classic. It actually would have been nice to see one included with the BlackBerry Classic, seeing as it's a nodd to the legacy line of devices. Alas, there isn't but we'll take a quick look at it in case you want to pick one up.

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May 22, 2015 Telcel Mexico launches the BlackBerry Classic
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BlackBerry Classic now available through Telcel

Telcel customers looking to pick up a BlackBerry Classic now have the choice of doing so through the Mexican carrier. With the launch event held recently, the carrier has now announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic to their device lineup.

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May 13, 2015 BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile
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BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on the T-Mobile website and is readily available for purchase. For $18.33 a month (24-month contract) and $0 down, consumers can pick up the BlackBerry Classic without damaging their wallet. If no contract is the way you wish to go while still purchasing your device from T-Mobile, you'll have to hand over $439.92 which is the full retail price, but that still comes in a little bit cheaper than the ShopBlackBerry pricing of $449 right now.

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May 10, 2015 BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia
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BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia

Since the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Classic in white being made available, BlackBerry has been quick to roll it out to new regions and they've now announced another. BlackBerry customers looking to pick up a white BlackBerry Classic in Saudi Arabia can find the device available now at leading telecom retail stores with retail pricing set at SAR 1,799.

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May 07, 2015 T-Mobile and BlackBerry make up, will begin selling the Classic on May 13
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T-Mobile and BlackBerry today announced the US carrier will soon offer the BlackBerry Classic. The smartphone will go on sale on May 13 both online and inside participating T-Mobile stores, available for purchase outright and on select plans.

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May 06, 2015 White BlackBerry Classic now available in the UAE
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White BlackBerry Classic now available in the UAE

Now that the white BlackBerry Classic has rolled out in Hong Kong and the UK, BlackBerry has started the push into other regions as well. This time around, BlackBerry has announced that customers in the United Arab Emirates can now purchase a white BlackBerry Classic starting today at the BlackBerry store in the Dubai Mall and leading telecom retail stores for a suggested retail price of 1799 AED.

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May 05, 2015 White BlackBerry Classic now available from Mobile Phones Direct and Clove in the UK
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White BlackBerry Classic now available from retailers in the UK

At the end of last week, the white BlackBerry Classic started to appear on ShopBlackBerry and Amazon for UK customers but this week, the availability of the device has expanded a bit more. As announced by BlackBerry, the white colored BlackBerry Classic is available today from Mobile Phones Direct and Clove Technology.

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May 01, 2015 White BlackBerry Classic now available on Amazon UK and ShopBlackBerry
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White BlackBerry Classic now available on Amazon and ShopBlackBerry UK

If you've been waiting for the white BlackBerry Classic that was previously announced as arriving this week on Amazon and ShopBlackBerry for UK customers and carriers throughout Hong Kong, your wait is now over. Both shops have now listed the device for UK customers, so you can start placing your orders right away, but you'll want to be mindful of a few things here when it comes to delivery times, at least for now.

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Apr 29, 2015 BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India
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BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

For BlackBerry customers living in India and thinking of upgrading to a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, BlackBerry is now offering a new loyalty program in collaboration with Infibeam wherein you can get up-to Rs. 10,000 off the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport, or BlackBerry Classic, or BlackBerry Z3 and finally a BlackBerry Z30.

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Apr 26, 2015 BlackBerry Classic in white will begin rolling out this week
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BlackBerry Classic in white will begin rolling out this week

Have you been waiting for the BlackBerry Classic in white? If so, you'll be pleased to know the white variant will begin rolling out this week in Hong Kong through authorized distributors, and the United Kingdom through ShopBlackBerry and Amazon. As for other regions, rollouts will follow in the coming weeks, including Italy, Vietnam, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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Apr 09, 2015 TELUS rolling out OS 10.3.1.2708 to several BlackBerry 10 devices
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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2708 now available through several Canadian carriers

Adding to the small bevy of updates that were pushed out yesterday for several devices, TELUS has now started pushing out OS 10.3.1.2708 (Software version 10.3.1.1865) to multiple BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Passport, Z10, Q10, Z30 and Classic as well.

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Mar 25, 2015 The BlackBerry Classic launches in Indonesia
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We've already seen the BlackBerry Classic roll out in several countries and today sees another added to the list. Historically a strong market for BlackBerry, Indonesia is to get the Classic - starting on 26th March, 2015 and is expected to come with a price tag of IDR 5,599,000

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Mar 19, 2015 Telkomsel now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic
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Telkomsel now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

Although the initial roll out of the BlackBerry Classic came pretty fast, there's still some regions out there waiting for the device to arrive fully and one of them is Indonesia but the wait is soon over. Telkomsel, one of Indonesia's largest carriers, has now started taking pre-orders for the device and will continue all the way through until March 24th and through their partnerships with Blanja.com, Erafone.com and Blibli.com, they also have some special offers in place.

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Mar 12, 2015 Grab a BlackBerry Classic from Amazon today for only $403
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Grab a BlackBerry Classic from Amazon today for only $403

Normally, I wouldn't even bother putting on pants to save 10% but when it comes to electronics, it's sometimes worth it and such is the case with the BlackBerry Classic. Right now, Amazon (US) is hosting a little bit of a sale on the latest BlackBerry QWERTY designed to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy that can only be found with a physical keyboard.

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Mar 03, 2015 BlackBerry Classic in white arrives this month, blue and bronze in April
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BlackBerry Classic in white arrives this month, blue and bronze in April

A lot of folks have been asking when the white, blue and bronze BlackBerry Classic smartphones would be arriving and today during their Mobile World Congress event, BlackBerry gave us all a timeline.

The white version of the BlackBerry Classic will land at some point in time this month while the blue and bronze versions will see release in April. There was no mention of carriers at this time but they will no doubt be available through ShopBlackBerry as well. For now, BlackBerry says to stay tuned for more info.

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Feb 25, 2015 BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from Verizon Wireless
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BlackBerry Classic now available online from Verizon Wireless

We knew it was coming but now it's really here. Yes, the BlackBerry Classic is now available for purchase online from Verizon Wireless while retail outlets will have the devices starting on March 5th. Verizon has priced the Classic at $99.99 with new two-year activation after $50 mail-in rebate debit card (takes up to six weeks and expires in 12 months) plus, it's also available for eligible Verizon Edge customers or you can buy it outright for $399.99. If you're looking to learn more about the Classic, check out our full review otherwise, head on over the Verizon site to place your order where's it's available in camera and non-camera versions.

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Feb 24, 2015 Verizon confirms BlackBerry Classic sales start Feb. 26
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Verizon Wireless has confirmed that the carrier will start selling the BlackBerry Classic on Thursday, Feb. 26. This news is in line with what we previously reported, but Verizon has also revealed that the smartphone will be priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract, after a $50 mail in rebate.

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Finally! My wife wanted to switch to BB10 but didn't want to give up her trackpad and BB button, so she has stuck with her BB9900. Now she will be able to join the BB10 experience! Can't wait for this phone to be released.

does anyone know for certain if Verizon will carry the Classic, if so when will they make it available to the public?

Does anyone think blackberry should re-ignite the torch series? Give it sharper screen and some half decent internal specs.

I am a Blackberry user for almost over 5 years and this is due to my business related compulsion during travelling. I really fail to understand why BB has not come with dual SIM option so far ? Is Mr. John Chan is not able to see where he is loosing ? Really surprising.

I have a question for anyone who knows for certain. Does BB make a (current) phone that allows you to enter specific phone numbers that you want to block? After having owned a Z10 for a short period and being harassed by telemarketing calls, I was disappointed to learn that the provider, nor the phone itself had provision to enter specific numbers to block. Instead I was directed to their website and told to create some sort of blacklist which was basically useless. Apparently you enter the numbers which you want to allow.
I'd be especially interested if either the Passport or the new Classic could do this.

When is Verizon going to be offering the Blackberry Classic? I just bought a new Iphone ( was forced) and I don't like it. Wish I still have my Bold. If Verizon isnt going to offer it - what options do Blackberry addicts have?

Well I have had my new BB Classic for one week now. It is an amazing phone. How Amazing?, My 15-year old son asked to use it for one evening, after which he asked if it is to late to switch from his new Nexus to a BB Classic or Z30. He is serious!

If you like mom, apple pie, and fresh bread, then you will love this phone.

I am having a very difficult time typing the Spanish Ñ, with the tilde in the new BB Classic, it was a piece of cake in the Bold,, why the step backwards? Scrolling the cursor does not allow you to select, the capital Ñ, does not show, and only the lower case ñ does, and it disappears if you are not quick and careful. can anybody help? many thanks, luis

Sorry for the length of this post. It's about the security terms you have to accept when you open an app. If you can help/are having similar problem;s please read. If not, you can be on your way, I won't take it personally.

I just got my BB Classic. And i'm having some serious problems with the apps. I downloaded Pandora from the Amazon App Store (already on the BB, as you all know) and in order to open it I have to agree to some ridiculous security terms. For example:

"Allow this app to access your pictures, music, documents, and other files tore on your device at a remote storage provide, on a media card or in the cloud".

Now, there is no way I'm allowing that. So I hit decline and the app won't open. This is happening for EVERY app that was not originally on the phone. I also side-downloaded Snap so I could download the Android apps and those security terms are WORSE. It sounds like they basically want me to hand over all of my personal information and give them the ability to use my phone, remotely, any way they see fit. So safe to say, I'm not doing that either. This has left me with no apps on my phone (none that I can use anyway).

PLEASE HELP. What is going on? Is anyone else having these issues? Did everyone just agree to these outrageous security terms?? How is it possible these security terms are mandatory to use an app on the BB Classic??

This is totally ruining the phone for me and I don't know what to do. =/

-Stephanie

This is one of the turn offs with Android. Funny on an I phone the same APP asks for none of this, I think this is more to do with Google than the APP. I just look for an APP that does not want all my info, they are out their.

After leaving BB for an Apple......I came back for the BB Classic. Great phone not to big or small. The only thing I would like to see is a software update to allow an automatic sleep mode, for the night time. Apple has a nice feature for sleep, BB should get on board.