Amazon cuts its price on the BlackBerry KEYone to $399.99 (both CDMA and GSM models)

Now that BlackBerry Mobile has unveiled the BlackBerry KEY2, Amazon has cut the price of the first-gen model to $399.99. The KEYone might not be as refined as the KEY2 is, but with the physical QWERTY keyboard and outstanding battery life (thanks to the Snapdragon 625 chipset and the 3505mAh battery inside the unit), the KEYone is still quite a serviceable phone.

If you are a Verizon or Sprint (CDMA) subscriber, the sale price of $399.99 is a $150 or 27% discount from the $549.99 that Amazon normally charges for the model. Those who are T-Mobile or AT&T (GSM) customers can purchase the phone for the same price and save $100, or 20% off from Amazon's regular $499.99 price for this variant.

Keep in mind that the KEYone has half the RAM, internal storage and rear cameras as the KEY2 (which has 6GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage and a dual-camera setup). The QWERTY keys are also 20% smaller on the OG model.

With Father's Day coming this Sunday, if your pop hates typing on a virtual QWERTY, this might be a very useful gift idea. And depending on how old he is, and his tech knowledge, BlackBerry might be one of the smartphone manufacturers he remembers from what he probably calls "the good old days."

If interested in the BlackBerry KEYone priced at $399.99, click on the sourcelink below.

source: Amazon

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KEYone
  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh

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5 Comments

1. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think I'm going to pick one up, if anything as a backup phone. I've never had a BlackBerry so I'd love to give it a try.

2. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't know. I think you can do better for $400. If this was last year, this would be a good buy. The fact that a better version of the KeyONE exists makes this one a tough sell. Just my opinion on the matter.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

If you’re looking a smartphone with an iconic, innovative physical keyboard, stellar BlackBerry software and security, monthly security updates and an emphasis on privacy and productivity that isn’t too heavy on the pockets, this is a good deal for you. Just me giving the facts on the matter.

4. Venom

Posts: 3548; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

If you're looking for a smartphone with security and a keyboard, sure you can go with the KeyONE. It's not actually a bad phone. No one is denying that part. But unlike what is being said, the specs offered comparable to the price just isn't worth it in my honest opinion. The price isn't too heavy on your pockets, but you can definitely do better with what's available especially at the price offered. There are multiple flagship devices from last year and the year before that are very affordable and far more capable than the KeyONE. Just me giving the facts on the matter from an unbiased party.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You just can’t do better at this price if what you’re looking for is a physical keyboard smartphone focuses on productivity, security, privacy and longevity, despite what’s being said. The KEYᵒⁿᵉ offers things that even flagships of last year just do not offer, making the KEYᵒⁿᵉ more capable than them in that retrospect. Just like if you want an iOS device, you’re going to go to Apple, if you want a device focused on and excelling at the things I mentioned above with an iconic, innovative, physical keyboard at an affordable price, you’re going to choose the BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ. Just me posting the FACTS once again, despite what those that have proven to be biased against BlackBerry have to say.

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