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BlackBerry Classic is finally available for purchase

BlackBerry Classic smartphone with BlackBerry OS 10 and full QWERTY keyboard
BlackBerry Classic
This long-awaited handset with a 35-key QWERTY keypad, dual-core processor and square touchscreen can finally be purchased for $449 unlocked from ShopBlackBerry and Amazon.

BlackBerry Classic has been up for pre-order since November and now it is finally available for purchase from Amazon and BlackBerry's online store, as well as from other sources. This smartphone brings back the classic BlackBerry design with a QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, and navigation buttons.

BlackBerry Classic has the following specs and features: 

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support
  • Display: 3.5-inch touchscreen with 720X720 pixels and 294 ppi
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 8 MP back with 30 fps Full HD video recording
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/an, 4G hotspot, Miracast support, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 LE+EDR, NFC
  • Operating system: BlackBerry 10.3.1, compatible with both Android and BlackBerry apps
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.39 pounds; 5.16X2.85X0.4 inches

This handset promises a battery life of up to 22 hours of mixed usage on a single charge, but up to 70 hours of audio and almost 14 hours of video playback. BlackBerry Classic will soon hit Verizon and AT&T, but can be already purchased from Amazon and ShopBlackBerry.com as mentioned in the beginning, where it sells unlocked for $449 USD.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-12-18 (Update: 2014-12-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.