FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the release of the BlackBerry® Classic™, tech traditionalists everywhere have reason for celebration. BlackBerry purists will recognize the familiar design and feel of the Classic, while OtterBox® unveils the original rugged BlackBerry case, the well-known Defender Series®, available now.
BlackBerry Classic utilizes a proven form factor, combined with the modern features of the latest BlackBerry 10 operating system. OtterBox mirrors this classic release, with the latest evolution of the Defender Series. The Defender Series has propelled OtterBox to the No. 1-selling smartphone case brand in the U.S. and provides trusted protection to keep the Classic safe.*
"Many of the original BlackBerry fans are some of the very first OtterBox users and fans," said OtterBox President and CEO Pete Lindgren. "Defender Series is a natural fit for the BlackBerry Classic, being our oldest and most well-known line. Proven, sturdy and rugged, Defender Series perfectly complements the BlackBerry user experience and provides the engineered confidence of the No. 1-most trusted case brand in the U.S."**
Defender Series for BlackBerry Classic combines three ultra-tough layers to guard the device against serious drops, dirt, scrapes and bumps. In the office or out on a jobsite, port covers keep out dirt, dust and lint. A self-adhering screen film stops display scratches, while an included holster allows for easy access and extra protection on the go. Defender Series allows for full access to all device features including the brilliant display, keyboard and all buttons, ports and jacks.
The rugged BlackBerry Classic case is available for $49.95 on otterbox.com, and select retail locations. For more information, visit otterbox.com.
Starting in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.* Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices is the result of precision engineering, diligent testing and continual technological advancement, giving technology users the confidence to make the most of their mobile world. OtterBox is a seven-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.
For more information, visit otterbox.com. Protecting your mobile world.
* No. 1-selling smartphone case source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 1/2012-12/2013
** No. 1-most trusted smartphone case brand source: The NPD Group/U.S. Consumer Tracking Service, 1/2011-12/2013
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