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