Yesterday Verizon announced that it would start selling the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime on February 26, which is this Thursday. Now it turns out that it won't be the only new device launching on that day, as it will be joined by the BlackBerry Classic.
The smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard and that 'classic BlackBerry' form factor (hence the name) is already up for grabs at AT&T, and now Verizon is getting ready to release it too.
The Classic will cost $99.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a new two-year contract at Big Red. If you don't want to shell out anything upfront, there's also the option of using Verizon's Edge installment plans, if you're eligible.
Do note that the February 26 launch is only valid for online purchases. The BlackBerry Classic will be in stock in physical Verizon stores starting on March 5.
The phone has a 3.5-inch 720x720 touchscreen, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2MP front-facing unit, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD), and a 2,500 mAh battery. At the helm is a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, and the device runs BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.