US carrier gets early start to BlackBerry Classic sales

Just over two weeks ago, BlackBerry introduced its latest BB10 smartphone, the BlackBerry Classic. With a look ripped straight from the pages of the company’s history books, the Classic was a return to form for a manufacturer that’s been struggling to keep its products relevant in an increasingly competitive marketplace. At the time of its launch, we knew of interest from AT&T in carrying the Classic, and Verizon has also chimed-in with news of its own plans. But for the moment, neither of those carrier have yet to begin BlackBerry Classic sales. If you’re looking for one that does have the phone, and has it now, you may want to check out US Mobile, offering the Classic as of today.

You might remember US Mobile from when we reported on the launch of the MVNO back in September, brought to you by the team at GSM Nation. Today the Classic joins the BlackBerry Passport on its network, available for just under $500, and ready to be used with any of US Mobile’s highly configurable plans.

We know, both Amazon and BlackBerry will sell you the Classic directly, unlocked and ready to work with the carrier of your choice, for $50 less than US Mobile’s charging. But if you’re looking for the convenience of not having to go out and get a new SIM (worrying if you even bought the right size), this US Mobile option could be the easier choice over going with separate retailers and carriers. And until AT&T and Verizon get their acts together, it’s the only US carrier we’ve heard of so far that’s already selling the handset.

Source: US Mobile

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