BlackBerry just had AT&T execs on the stage announcing that they are going to be carrying the Classic at launch in ALL distribution and retail channels. That is pretty sweet since BlackBerry has been losing ground in retail channels in the US. They have also confirmed that it will be carried by Verizon, Bell, and Rogers on top of being available unlocked online with preorders shipping now and into next week.
They have confirmed that the pricing would be $449 for the US and $499 in Canada. John Chen said that most of the carriers around the world are confirmed to carry the device.