Blackberry Classic for Verizon Wireless is now on sale via carrier’s online store for $99.99 on contract
In the days of virtual everything it may seem that physical keyboard is a relic of a bygone age, but it turns out that it’s not exactly true. According to a survey conducted by Forrester, over 60 percent of office workers prefer to push physical keys while writing rather than tap on a touch screen. With such users in mind, BlackBerry released the BlackBerry Classic back in November. Today, the Verizon Wireless variant of the phone is already on sale in carrier’s online store for $99.99 on contract.
Blackberry Classic for Verizon – Pricing
If you are willing to sign a two-year contract with Verizon, you can have the BlackBerry Classic for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. You can also opt for monthly installments with Verizon Edge in which case the phone will cost you $16.66 per month. Finally, you can purchase the device without any long term commitment at full retail price that is $399.99.
The BlackBerry Classic, as the name suggests, brings back all you know and love about BlackBerry in a more advanced flavor. Of course, the Classic wouldn’t be classic without BlackBerry’s most distinctive feature that is physical keyboard. Located below 3.5-inch HD display, the QWERTY keyboard includes optical trackpad and dedicated keys to access menu, go back and answer, start and end calls.
The handset is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor paired with 2GB of RAM and offers 16GB of internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD slot. Other key features include an 8-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel front-facing snapper and a 2,500 mAh battery which should be good for up to 22 hours of talk time or up to 384 hours of standby time. The Classic will ship with BlackBerry 10.3.1 on board and will support Android apps.
If you want to grab the BlackBerry Classic for Verizon, your only option for now is online purchase. According to information on Verizon’s website, though, the phone won’t ship until March 31st, meaning that it’s temporarily out of stock. However, since the carrier’s brick and mortar stores are expected to start offering the Classic on March 5th, there is a chance that Verizon’s online store will receiver inventory sooner. At least that’s what we hope for.
more info: Verizon