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T-Mobile Is Selling The Blackberry Classic On May 13th

T-Mobile is getting another device from Blackberry and it just so happens to be their Blackberry Classic. T-Mobile is the 3rd major carrier to be selling this device and may or may not be the last of the four major carriers to offer this device as Sprint hasn’t made any announcements about offering the phone. Either way, it’s welcomed as T-Mobile hasn’t had a new Blackberry device since the Z10/Q10 following T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Blackberry CEO John Chen’s Twitter fight about a now old promotion for trading in your Blackberry device for a new iPhone 5S. Even after reconciling, John Legere couldn’t resist poking at John Chen’s open letter on CNBC with a tweet of his own.

At this time AT&T and Verizon are offering the phone, so with T-Mobile coming in the device may sell as it’s being offered for a $0 down payment (depending on credit class), and then adding $18.33 to the bill for the next 24 months. Full retail price of the phone will be $439.92 if you don’t want the option of adding monthly payments on your bill. The phone will be available online May 13th and in “select stores” on the 15th. “Select stores” could mean all stores plus kiosks or only high traffic corporate stores. Of course take “all stores” with a pinch of salt as only “select stores” really may get it.

The phone itself isn’t too high end if you’re a spec kind of person, but the phone does come with a 3.5″ touchscreen with a 720 x 720 resolution. A physical keyboard is there for those who prefer one. Also included is a 1.5GHz dual-core processing power thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Plus. The rear facing camera is 8MP, LED flash included and 2MP on the front. 16GB of internal memory will be onboard which can be expanded up to 128GB with a micro SD card. 2GB of RAM and a 2,500 mAh battery are also included, and that isn’t too bad for a phone such as this one. Blackberry OS 10.3.1 is on there too.

Let us know your thoughts about team Magenta getting a new Blackberry device or if you plan on getting one.


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