Blackberry Classic now available through Telstra

Telstra has announced it will be the exclusive Australian distributor for BlackBerry Classic, a back-to-basics smartphone featuring the manufacture's trademark physical keyboard. The BlackBerry Classic is available through Telstra's online and retail stores as of today at an outright price of AUD$503 or on a plan. BlackBerry Classic plans start at AUD$63 per month with AUD$550 of talk and MMS, unlimited text and 500MB of data. A complete list of plans is available here.

The BlackBerry Classic boasts a 720×720 pixel 3.46-inch touchscreen, is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 1.5Ghz processor and has 16GB of expandable memory. The 2500mAh battery is rated for approximately 11 hours of talk time. As with BlackBerry's other recent smartphone offerings, the Classic is able to install Android applications through the Amazon App Store.

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