BlackBerry has faced significant challenges in recent times including a full restructuring of the company. The (former) smartphone juggernaut lost significant market share as rivals like Apple and Google took the lion's share of the consumer market. Slowly this also grew to the enterprise market as companies like Ford have dropped the manufacturer for their rivals as well.
In what may be the beginning of a wave that turns the tide, however, the pre-order page for the BlackBerry Classic is reporting that the pre-orders are completely sold out. This doesn't extend to the rest of the world, however, as parts of Europe-- including France, U.K and Germany-- are still showing that they have stock.
Whether this marks the beginning of BlackBerry's second wind is yet to be seen. The $449 handset is set to be launched and shipped later this month and if the pre-orders are anything to go by, then the product should enjoy some mild success, at least in the North American market. In late June the Canadian manufacturer denied that they have lost their status in the mobile world and mentioned that they still consider themselves to be a "leader in mobile," regardless of how the market is treating them.
Check out a video of the BlackBerry Classic in action below: