BlackBerry Classic Available Feb. 26 on the Verizon Wireless Network

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BlackBerry loyalists and QWERTY keyboard fans will feel right at home with the new BlackBerry® Classic. The familiar design, navigation keys and iconic keyboard return for those who have 10 minutes to type 10 emails before moving onto their next task. And if you’re a BlackBerry® Bold user, this smartphone is for you.

In today’s smartphone world, apps for business and pleasure are an essential part of the mobile experience. The BlackBerry Classic gives you access to the best of both worlds with BlackBerry 10 native apps and Android apps. Search for- and download productivity apps through the BlackBerry World®  storefront and the latest games and consumer apps through the Amazon Appstore. And with access to hundreds of thousands of apps, you’ll need a battery to power you through the day. The 2500mAh battery gives you up to 22 hours of mixed use. Power Optimization on the BlackBerry Classic helps to extend the battery life in those times when you’re running low and need to stay online.

Apps are great, but many require a reliable data connection to use them. You shouldn’t have to worry about a BBM or text that’s stuck on “sending” or a video that spends more time buffering than playing. The BlackBerry Classic runs on the Verizon 4G LTE network and is XLTE-Ready, so you’ll be able to get faster peak speeds and greater network capacity than before in cities coast to coast since XLTE is available in over 400 markets. A reliable data connection also demands a secure connection, and with BlackBerry’s trusted network, you can be confident your privacy is protected through trusted, industry-leading security protocols.

At its core, the BlackBerry Classic really is about productivity and getting things done. But in order to be efficient, organization is needed. BlackBerry Hub helps manage all your conversations in one place with a single swipe. You’ll see emails, texts, BBM, calls, social media and more in one inbox. You can also prioritize contacts and message types with the Instant Actions feature.

The BlackBerry Classic will be available online starting February 26 and in Verizon Wireless stores on March 5 for $99.99 with new two-year activation after $50 mail-in rebate debit card (takes up to six weeks and expires in 12 months). Verizon Edge is also available for eligible customers.

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