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This article was published on November 13, 2014


BlackBerry announces that BlackBerry Classic will launch on December 17 in New York

BlackBerry announces that BlackBerry Classic will launch on December 17 in New York Image by: Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

At the end of today’s BlackBerry Conference keynote, CEO John Chen announced that the company would be launching the BlackBerry Classic on December 17 in New York.

The Classic is BlackBerry’s return to its hardware heyday and a way of getting users that love their old BlackBerrys onto new hardware and the new BB 10 OS.

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Will the old school, new phone get people to upgrade? We’ll have to wait and see in December in the Big Apple. More importantly, will BlackBerry be able to convince Kim Kardashian to ditch her Bold and stop stalking Ebay for the old phone?

The Classic is expected to start shipping in the middle of December and will cost $450.

Chen also announced a red version of its Passport handset that will launch on Black Friday.