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.
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.
Both the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport went official last year, however, so far none of them have been available for purchase in the US through a service provider on contract. So far the only option to grab the handset was to buy a factory unlocked device to use it on any GSM carrier, such as AT&T, T-Mobile or Straight Talk. However, is was a pretty expensive route. That’s in the past now. A few days ago AT&T announced its plans to sell the Classic and Passport via its network and apparently the carrier kept its promise – both phones are now on sale at subsidized lower price with contract.
Some smartphone makers release one device after another or sometimes even a few at a time. BlackBerry, however, has different tactic. Having gone through really tough times, the Canadian manufacturer doesn’t want to throw a bunch of phones to the market hoping that customers will be satisfied. That would be too risky and risk is not what BlackBerry needs right now. With that in mind, the company made the BlackBerry Classic which is now available for pre-order unlocked for $449 unlocked.
The upcoming BlackBerry Classic has been once again pictured in the wild some time before its launch expected to happen in November. The phone is said to be the mass-market offer that brings us back to the BlackBerry’s roots with the company’s traditional keyboard, trackpad and function keys. The phone is expected to meet the tastes of all staunch BlackBerry maniacs.
We’ve been hearing for a while that BlackBerry is working on something special and today we got our official confirmation. During BlackBerry’s fiscal first quarter 2014 conference call the company’s CEO John Chen acknowledged that the Canadian manufacturer is preparing to release new phones this fall, in September to be more exact. Even better, Mr Chen happily smiled for the camera while holding the upcoming handsets known as BlackBerry Passport and Classic. Out of the two, the Passport is of more interest for us as it is rather unusual in design coming with big square screen and tiny keyboard.