Last year BlackBerry and T-Mobile had a rather public falling out after the carrier launched a new promotion that gave an incentive to customers who dumped their BlackBerry handsets for other devices. BB was obviously not happy with this promotion, words were exchanged and the companies decided to end their arrangement. The dust has settled and it appears that they’ve now thought it prudent to enter into a new relationship. It has been officially confirmed today that the BlackBerry Classic is coming to T-Mobile. John Chen, BlackBerry CEO, said that the company is “proud” to partner with T-Mobile again.
BlackBerry Classic was launched late last year by the Canadian manufacturer and it’s based on the company’s popular Bold 9900, it brings back the function key belt and the trackpad that BlackBerry loyalists have refused to give up.
The handset is already being sold by AT&T in the United States and the company itself is selling it through its own online store, unlocked and off-contract units are also being sold officially through Amazon.
T-Mobile customers can get the BlackBerry Classic for $0 down and 24 equal monthly payments of $18.33 which works out to be a total of $439.92. BlackBerry Classic will be available from T-Mobile starting May 13th.