British mobile users can now place pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic, a phone which harks back to the heyday of the Canadian manufacturer, while still featuring plenty of new technologies.
In the UK, it will be sold SIM free with a price tag of £349, which is quite a big slice of cash to pay for a phone that has a 3.46 inch touchscreen display and a dual core processor.
To keep long time BlackBerry fans happy, the Classic has a physical QWERTY keypad for typing, while more modern features, such as an eight megapixel camera and 4G connectivity, are onboard as well.
BlackBerry has explicitly stated that it created the Classic because many of its long term customers were unhappy with the direction that its other recent handsets were taking. But it could certainly be argued that a phone like this priced at £349, will be a relatively costly consideration for consumers.
The BlackBerry Passport is another modern phone from this firm with a physical keypad, but its bigger screen, more powerful processor and higher native resolution all mark it out as a little more impressive on paper, which for some buyers, will be very important.