Being aware of how important BlackBerry smartphones are to business customers, T-Mobile decided to refresh co-operation with the Canadian mobile manufacturer. After a one-year break in partnership with Blackberry the “Un-carrier” announces adding the BlackBerry Classic to their list of offerings. The phone is now on sale in carrier’s stores.
T-Mobile Blackberry Classic QWERTY keyboard smartphone
Unveiled in 2014 the BlackBerry Classic is a fusion of modern hardware with the beloved by many classic block look featuring the traditional QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry phones are known for. It sports a 3.5-inch screen, dual-core processor with 2GB RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. Now, the smartphone is within the reach of all T-Mobile subscribers who stayed loyal to the BlackBerry brand and who have never upgraded its handset to BlackBerry 10 one.
The BlackBerry Classic is already available for purchase in T-Mobile stores priced $0 down. The phone hit the carrier’s online offer on May 13, and on May 15 it went on sale in the carrier’s local stores nationwide. Paying nothing upfront for the phone, you will have to pay $18.33 each month per 24 months. However, if you don’t like installment plans, you can buy the device paying its full retail price that is $439.92.
The big split between T-Mobile and BlackBerry started last year when the carrier sent out a promotional discount to its subscribers offering switching from BlackBerry phones to iPhones. In response to this ill-conceived marketing campaign BlackBerry rejected renewing the licensing agreement with the “Un-carrier” saying that they tried to protect interest of their customers. Today, the manufacturer wants to bury the hatchet with T-Mobile in order to satisfy needs of mutual customers providing them with professionals-oriented smartphones now running on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network delivered by T-Mobile.
Launch of the BlackBerry Classic for T-Mobile is just the beginning of a new age of partnership with the carrier. In the nearest future other BlackBerry handsets are expected to join T-Mobile’s lineup, including the BlackBerry Passport.
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