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Up close with the BlackBerry Classic

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BlackBerry is returning to its roots. Today the company announced the release of the BlackBerry Classic, its latest smartphone with a full QWERTY physical keyboard and an optical trackpad, bringing back the best thing about the company that once dominated the smartphone market. The Classic isn’t for everyone, and with a $449 price tag, it won’t be cheap to pick up either. But for those who miss tapping on the physical keyboard made famous by BlackBerry in the mid 2000s, it doesn’t get much better than this.

You can purchase the BlackBerry Classic on Amazon or directly from BlackBerry. Until you receive yours, scroll down to see BlackBerry’s attempt to reclaim its glory days.

BlackBerry Classic in Photos