BlackBerry has been drawing out the release of the BlackBerry Classic for a while now. The company started teasing it months ago and finally began accepting pre-orders in mid-November. Today, it’s finally available for purchase for $449 unlocked, though it’s also set to hit Verizon and AT&T in the future.
The BlackBerry Classic was designed around classic BlackBerry devices, such as the Bold 9900, and is meant for BlackBerry fans who miss the days of the trackpad, full QWERTY keyboard and more. While it’s similar to the 9900 in terms of design, it offers a 60-percent larger display and plenty of updated internals.
You’ll find a 720 x 720-pixel 3.5-inch screen on the BlackBerry Classic in addition to a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, an 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Other features include the latest BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, a battery that offer sup to 48 hours of life, support for LTE and more.
“We thank everyone for their support, particularly AT&T,” CEO John Chen said during a press event in New York City. “When I showed up carriers were a missing part of the conversation. Now nearly all carriers around the world are starting to engage with us.”
Interested in picking one up? Hit the source to grab one now, and stay tuned for plenty of additional coverage on the BlackBerry Classic in the coming days.