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BlackBerry Priv and Passport prices discounted (this Valentine's Day and beyond)

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BlackBerry Priv and Passport prices discounted (this Valentine's Day and beyond)
Planning to buy a BlackBerry Priv, or a BlackBerry Passport off contract? You may want to do it this month, as both smartphones are part of a Valentine's Day deal that sees their prices cut (not by too much, though).

Starting today, and until February 24, an unlocked BlackBerry Priv costs $649.99 (down from $699.99), while an unlocked BlackBerry Passport - in either black, or white - can be yours for $399.99 (down from $499.99). Both new prices seem to available only if you're purchasing the handsets from BlackBerry's official online shop - check out the source link at the end of this article.

The new Priv price includes BlackBerry's previous offer, thus you can actually get not just the Priv, but also a leather Smart Flip Case, and a Sync Pod (for transferring data between the smartphone and your computer) for $649.99.

The BlackBerry Priv and BlackBerry Passport are two very different smartphones, not just when it comes to design (the Priv is a slider, while the Passport is an unusually wide slate), but also when it comes to OSes: the Passport runs BlackBerry OS 10, while the Priv runs Android Lollipop (upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow). To find out more about the two handsets, check out our BlackBerry Priv review, and our BlackBerry Passport review.


source: BlackBerry (Priv, Passport) via CrackBerry

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posted on 12 Feb 2016, 18:14 1

1. Unordinary (Posts: 1681; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Gorgeous devices

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 18:46 1

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12958; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I disagree. The Priv looks good, but the Passport still looks clunky.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 20:07 1

9. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2183; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


When you pick up a Passport, it exudes quality. The number of phones I have picked up out of my 200+ smartphones that felt that good in the hand is under 5, but the Passport is one of them. I would still have my Silver, but I'm just not a pkb guy, so that was lost on me.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 20:09

10. Unordinary (Posts: 1681; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Not every phone is supposed to look the same

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:02 1

6. Joseph96 (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


Just no

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:04 2

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 11490; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Agreed. Both devices are indeed gorgeous. I especially like the design of the Passport. It has a refreshing look when compared to all of the "me too, tastes like chicken" slabs that are out here today.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 18:21

2. meanestgenius (Posts: 11490; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I would say that the Priv discount by itself isn't too great, but considering that you also get the leather Smart Flip case and the Sync Pod for free, a $99 value, I'd say it's a great deal. The discount on the Passport is sweet, and the case and Pod with it for free make it an awesome deal. Both handsets are extremely capable, and worthy additions for anyone to have. I'm extremely satisfied with using them both as my daily drivers.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 18:24 9

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Still expensive.
Priv price must now be $499. The S7 and G5 are coming, and the Priv wouldn't have a good chance to compete here.

Nexus 6P, iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, Note 5, and LG G4 already got a very big discount. BlackBerry must do the same to stay relevant and sell well.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 18:46 3

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12958; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Still overpriced I agree. There are far too many smartphones out there that offer more value for the buck. Nexus 6P and Moto X Pure Editions are universally unlocked so you can use them on any carrier, they are stock Android, and they have cutting edge specs.

I don't understand why Blackberry thinks they can still charge a premium for a device that is getting outclassed at the moment. Blackberry fans will eat it up of course but for everyone else, it's just another Android phone.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 22:22

13. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I agree.. The priv just isn't high enough quality to justify the price point. I do love the passport though

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:37

8. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 219; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


meh, its only a $50 discount

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 20:45

11. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


They should port android to the passport. Just saying. Or is it android already just like the priv?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 21:11

12. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2183; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


It's BB10.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 00:45 1

14. fyah_king (Posts: 450; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Priv cost too much for sd 808.

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