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BlackBerry Reviews | 430 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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Feb 19, 2015 BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 rollout has officially begun
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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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Jan 27, 2015 Some BlackBerry Classic owners on Rogers receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update right now
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Some BlackBerry Classic owners on Rogers receiving OS 10.3.1.2072

While a lot of folks are sitting around waiting to see if the rumors of a January 27th roll out of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is going to happen on a grand scale (it's not), it seems at least something is happening. Earlier it was noticed that the previously leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 (SW 10.3.1.1450) was appearing on BlackBerry servers and now, it has seemingly been pushed out in some official capacity on Rogers for BlackBerry Classic owners.

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Jan 22, 2015 Send a tweet and you could win a FREE BlackBerry Classic!
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Entry is now closed - Winner will be selected soon

The BlackBerry Classic is a new smartphone with that old familiar BlackBerry feel, and we know how badly some of you want to own one. The reintroduction of the toolbelt combined with the best keyboard on the market has given the Classic an irresistible draw for many people. We've done a few contests in the last couple of months, and given away several of these devices, and we're back again to give everyone one more shot at owning one of their very own. Keep reading to see how to enter to win!

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Jan 15, 2015 BlackBerry Classic launched in India
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Right on time. As expected, BlackBerry India has now announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic. At the launch event held in New Delhi, Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India noted the device will be available through Snapdeal with a host of offers including trade-in options for any older BlackBerry devices customers may have and retail pricing being set at Rs. 31,990. Not sure if the BlackBerry Classic is for you? Have a look at our full review to help you decide.

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Jan 14, 2015 Wind Italy now offering the BlackBerry Classic
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While launch events are still being held for the BlackBerry Classic around the world and India expected to be next, Wind Italy is ready to roll right now. The carrier has now listed the BlackBerry Classic as being available through their website for 449.90 Euro or less when coupled with discounted calling, text and internet tariffs.

Some of the deals listed do expire in February so if you're looking to take advantage of them, you'll have to head on over to the Wind Italy site to place your order. Not sure if the Classic is for you? Read our full review right here.

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Jan 13, 2015 BlackBerry Classic now available in the UK from O2
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BlackBerry Classic now available in the UK from O2

While there's already several options for picking up a BlackBerry Classic in the UK such as through Carphone Warehouse, Selfridges, Amazon and ShopBlackBerry, O2 is now offering the device as well. Previously listed as coming soon, the BlackBerry Classic can now be purchased through the O2 website with free next day delivery when you order by 10pm and pricing starts at $0 for depending on tariff chosen while Pay & Go customers are asked to hand over £359.99.

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Jan 09, 2015 BlackBerry Classic now available at Carphone Warehouse
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Starting today, Brits can pick up the BlackBerry Classic from Carphone warehouse for £26.50 a month and £329.99 SIM free. Vodafone Business, O2, and Clove are also expected to be carrying the Classic soon. The Classic has already gone on sale across the world in Canada, Singapore, UAE, and soon in the U.S. on AT&T and India.

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Jan 08, 2015 BlackBerry Classic now available from WIND Mobile
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BlackBerry Classic now available from WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile has been pretty great about keeping potential BlackBerry Classic buyers in the loop about the device's availability on their network with the most recent update claiming 'very soon'. Well, they meant it because the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on WIND and is showing available through their online storefront. If you're looking to grab one, you can do so for $499 outright or take on a WINDTab with the following offers.

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Jan 07, 2015 BlackBerry Classic and exclusive Passport confirmed for AT&T
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BlackBerry Passport for AT&T

Today at CES AT&T confirmed they'd be carrying the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic for $649.99 and $419.99 off-contract, respectively. You'll be able to snag the Passport for $199.99 and Classic for $49.99 with a two-year commitment, or $0 if you go with installments on Next.

AT&T is getting an exclusive design on the Passport with rounded corners. Why the change? BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained during the CES press conference that "AT&T wanted rounded corners. Some of us are more square. No other reason than that."

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Jan 06, 2015 BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon
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BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon

WIND Mobile has been pretty open about the eventual arrival of the BlackBerry Classic on their network. Back in the middle of December they confirmed the device would be arriving and now, they've upgraded it to a 'coming soon' status, or as their most recent tweet put it, very soon.

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Jan 03, 2015 Carrefour and Axiom Telecom now stocking the BlackBerry Classic in UAE
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Carrefour and Axiom Telecom now stocking the BlackBerry Classic in UAE

While the initial launch of the BlackBerry Classic in UAE was limited to the BlackBerry Store at the Dubai Mall, the device has now filtered through to several other retail outlets in UAE and KSA. Both Axiom Telecom and Carrefour are now offering the device across retail locations.

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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.