BlackBerry To Ship A Classic BlackBerry With Modern Software In Mid-December For $450

I do see a market for seasoned Blackberry business users, who don’t want all the smartphone bells and whistles but the tangible keyboard they are used to. Not a new blockbuster, perhaps, but demand. – We’ll see!

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Did you used to carry a BlackBerry, but have since moved on to an iPhone, Android, or well… pretty much anything else? Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, pawing at the air for the glorious click of that wideset physical keyboard?

Good news!

As we first noted back in October, BlackBerry has been working on a “Classic” handset that mixes the best of many worlds: the keyboard that once helped them rule the mobile world, a form factor that once proved wildly successful for them, modern (if mid-range) specs, and the most recent version of the BlackBerry operating system.

It’s called, aptly, the BlackBerry Classic.

Early this morning, Blackberry started taking pre-orders for the device with a launch window of “mid-December”. According to MobileSyrup, the company is aiming for an official launch day of December 17th.

(An interesting tidbit for those who…

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Author: Stephan Klaschka

Stephan Klaschka is an awarded innovation executive, C-level consultant, Intrapreneur, and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of international work experience. He held various senior business operations, strategy, regulatory compliance and innovation roles with Boehringer Ingelheim, leaving as Director of Global Innovation Management and Strategy. In this first-of-its-kind position, Stephan's work was central to the new growth rejuvenation strategy as a catalyst to initiate and drive pivotal innovations, leadership development, and disruptive and digital transformation across the Boehringer Ingelheim group worldwide. He has recently served as CEO interim of the "German Institute for Telemedicine and Health Promotion" (DITG). Stephan holds Masters Degrees in Computer Science, Management, and Business Administration as well as advanced degrees in Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership from leading schools in Europe and the United States. PMP certified. He has published extensively and created award-winning workshops on topics including intrapreneurship, healthcare, pharma, and new technologies. Stephan currently consults independently out of New York.

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