BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry Reviews | 450 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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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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Feb 21, 2015 Verizon to offer $50 rebate on the BlackBerry Classic
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Verizon to offer $50 rebate on the BlackBerry Classic

Earlier this month we learned the BlackBerry Classic was expected to launch on Verizon on February 26th, but that news never brought any indication of expected pricing for the device. Over at N4BB, they've discovered some further details in that area and have noted Verizon intends to launch the BlackBerry Classic for $149.99 on new a two-year contract but a mail-in rebate, which also includes the Q10 and Z10, will bring that pricing down to $99.99.

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Feb 20, 2015 BlackBerry Passport and Classic now available for purchase from AT&T
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BlackBerry Passport and Classic now available for purchase from AT&T

Right on time. As was announced earlier this month, AT&T set the release date for both the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic for February 20th and if you head on over to the AT&T website right now, you'll find both devices are now live and ready to be ordered online.

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Feb 19, 2015 What's new in BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
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What's new in BlackBerry OS 10.3.1

With BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 now official, that means there's plenty of new features to look at. This update, while applicable to all BlackBerry 10 smartphones, is mostly aimed at early BlackBerry 10 smartphone owners such as those using a Q5, Q10, Z10, Z3 and Z30 as the Passport and Classic both came with their own iterations of 10.3.x.

With that in mind, a lot of the features found on the Passport and Classic have transferred to older Blackberry 10 devices so there's some overlap in the 'what's new' from when the Passport and Classic were released. Let's have a look at what has been added, on the whole though, for all BlackBerry 10 devices.

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Feb 18, 2015 SaskTel lowers pricing on the BlackBerry Passport and Classic
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SaskTel offering deals on Passport and Classic devices

SakTel customers looking to get their hands on either a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic can now do so for a little bit cheaper. The regional carrier that claims to cover 98% of Saskatchewan's population has reduced the pricing on both devices.

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Feb 17, 2015 BlackBerry heads to Xbox Live to advertise the BlackBerry Classic
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BlackBerry heads to XBox Live to advertise the BlackBerry Classic

Seems BlackBerry is getting a little bit more aggressive with their marketing as they've now stepped into Microsoft's realm. A new ad is currently running on Xbox consoles in Canada and it's from BlackBerry promoting the BlackBerry Classic. The ad features the launch promo video for the device and invites Xbox Live users to download a free episode of Top Gear and MTV's Ridiculousness sponsored by BlackBerry. The ad itself is actually featured in two spots, you can catch another look below. Pretty bold (but logical) move if you ask me. I like it. Let us know what you all think in the comments.

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Feb 16, 2015 BlackBerry Classic arrives on AT&T February 20th
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BlackBerry Classic now available through AT&T

As previously announced during CES 2015, AT&T has now laid down the arrival date of the BlackBerry Classic and let us know it will be made available for purchase through their site and in stores on February 20th. AT&T customers looking to pick one up can expect to lay down $49.99 with a new two-year agreement to call one their own. If you're not into contracts, AT&T is also offering the BlackBerry Classic for $419.99 outright.

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Feb 12, 2015 BlackBerry Classic appears set to arrive on Verizon February 26th
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BlackBerry Classic appears set to arrive on Verizon February 26th

While a lot of the new device focus has been placed on AT&T since they have both the BlackBerry Classic and their own exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport arriving at some point in time, a lot of folks out there are still waiting for Verizon to get the BlackBerry Classic as it was announced at the same time.

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Feb 03, 2015 Bell BlackBerry Classic owners now receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update
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Bell BlackBerry Classic owners now receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update

First it was Rogers, then it was TELUS and now Bell has finally started rolling out the OS 10.3.1.2072 update for the BlackBerry Classic. I know, I know. It's not the update you were hoping for and yes, I know there's still nothing on your [insert every other device that is not a BlackBerry Classic] but for BlackBerry Classic owners, this is something to be alerted of. If you have a BlackBerry Classic on Bell, you should be able to go check for software updates and find the OS waiting for you. Let us know in the comments how it all works out for you!

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Jan 29, 2015 Big Game Day Sale! Save 15% on all BlackBerry accessories
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It's time to gear up and buckle down for this weekend's big game! No matter what team you're rooting for this year, we can all agree that 15% off all accessories here at ShopCrackBerry is a pretty sweet deal.

We've got cases, chargers, batteries, etc. for the hottest BlackBerry devices including the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Z10, Blackberry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 and many more.

To receive 15% off your entire cart, use coupon code: GAME15 at checkout and you're all set! We also offer FREE shipping on all orders over $50 and provide expedited shipping options for those that need their order on the fly.

So, place your bets for your favorite team and save some serious cash on your favorite BlackBerry accessories because this deal is only going on until midnight, February 2.

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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