Right after the launch in New York, BlackBerry has released the BlackBerry Classic in Asia, namely Singapore and Hong Kong. Readily at all telcos and retail outlets starting yesterday in Singapore and today in Hong Kong, BlackBerry Classic’s launch is well under way. Nonetheless, the BlackBerry Classic has already performed very well, beating the stellar performance of even the BlackBerry Passport.
Priced at SGD$598 in Singapore, here’s what Cameron Vernest, Managing Director, Singapore & The Philippines, BlackBerry, have to say:
We’re delighted our three loyal partners, M1, SingTel and StarHub, are now selling BlackBerry Classic so our mutual customers across Singapore can benefit from the powerful communications experience BlackBerry Bold and Curve users have been waiting for. BlackBerry Classic is a secure device that feels familiar in their hands, with the added performance and agility they need to be competitive in today’s busy world.
And the support from all the telco’s here:
P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1, said: “We are pleased to work with BlackBerry to bring back the productivity tool of choice of many savvy, driven M1 customers. The BlackBerry Classic and its great physical keyboard will definitely make road warriors even more productive on the go.”
Johan Buse, VP of Consumer Marketing, SingTel, said: “We are pleased to be offering the BlackBerry Classic, a great device that harnesses the power of our extensive 4G LTE-Advanced network to provide a combination of fantastic functionality and the best mobile coverage to our customers.”
Chan Kin Hung, Senior Vice President of Mobility, StarHub, said: “We are pleased to offer the new BlackBerry Classic, which will give our BlackBerry customers more choices in BlackBerry devices that best meet their mobile productivity needs and preferences over StarHub’s 4G LTE-Advanced network, and the largest 4G roaming coverage in Singapore. BlackBerry Classic, which delivers the tested and proven BlackBerry experience with enhanced hardware and software capabilities, provides a very attractive choice for customers looking to upgrade their existing BlackBerry device.”
Over in Hong Kong, here’s what Gallant Leon, Managing Director, Hong Kong & Taiwan, BlackBerry, have to say:
We’re delighted our major operators and retail partners are now selling BlackBerry Classic. BlackBerry Classic is the powerful communications tool that many BlackBerry Bold and Curve users have been waiting for. BlackBerry Classic is a secure device that feels familiar in their hands, with the added performance and agility they need to be competitive in today’s busy world.
And of telco’s support:
Bruce Lam, Chief Marketing Officer of csl., said:
We are excited to partner with BlackBerry for its latest BlackBerry Classic smartphone. BlackBerry’s heritage in developing innovative, powerful smartphones is legendary, and the Classic demonstrates every aspect of this incomparable legacy. From powerful specifications to the unique QWERTY keyboard, the Classic is a legend in the making.
Go grab your BlackBerry Classic now!