BlackBerry KEYone gets a permanent $50 price cut in the US

BlackBerry KEYone gets a permanent $50 price cut in the US
BlackBerry fans who have been waiting for a sale on the company's KEYone flagship will be pleased to hear the smartphone is getting a permanent price cut in the United States. Since the KEYone wasn't discounted too often, it appears that the move is meant to boost the smartphone's sales in select markets.

Currently, two US retailers now offer the BlackBerry KEYone for a lower price than the MSRP: Amazon and Best Buy. The KEYone usually sells in the US for $550, but starting today customers can get one for just $500.

Even though Amazon and Best Buy price listings may suggest this is a sale, BlackBerry confirmed this is actually the new low price for the KEYone. Moreover, you can pick either of the two models (CDMA or GSM) available at Amazon and Best Buy for the same amount - $500.

The CDMA version is meant for Verizon customers, while the GSM variant is perfect for those who favor AT&T or T-Mobile. Make sure to read our full BlackBerry KEYone review to learn more about the smartphone.

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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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36 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great to see the current BlackBerry flagship going down in price. Makes it a tad more accessible and enticing to those that may be considering it. I also think that the price cut is indicative that the BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ successor will soon be released. The KEYᵒⁿᵉ is one of the best smartphones released in 2017, and one of the best you can buy now in 2018. Looking forward to its successor.

2. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

We all know you're an alternate account. You think this little blackberry thing is funny. Stop posting as soon as you can, because you're annoying.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! This coming from the guy that’s a verified alternate account. Stop posting immediately kid, becaue you’re more annoying than most on this site.

8. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Wow. You are attack becaue of choice of smartphone. I cannot believe this.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Why are you bothering someone who has done absolutely nothing wrong? Ya'll are so salty over this guy enjoying BlackBerry as much as he does.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. He’s literally experiencing physical and mental trauma due to the fact that I enjoy using BlackBerry smartphones.

22. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

He feel the pain that another multiple faux account user here feel every time a BlackBerry article is post, and every time you comment.

20. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol I knew it.

6. theot14430 unregistered

LG G6 is $450. Much better deal

7. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

LG G6 is good phone. I do not question this. But not better deal if you are looking for great software and support and the timely and fast security update every month and physical keyboard that is full of feature.

9. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Exactly. The KEYone is in a league of its own; there is virtually no other device out there like it at this time. Great battery life, great features, great physical keyboard that's packed full of its own features, and a great design to top it all off. The G6 is a great phone, don't get me wrong. But it wouldn't even sway someone looking for a device like the KEYone.

12. Furbal unregistered

Considering they left their dteks and priv unsupported I'd wait to see what they do with the keyone.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

I highly doubt that they would leave the KEYᵒⁿᵉ unsupported before the promised two years. It’s a phenomenal Smartphone that’s bringing nothing but accolades to BlackBerry Mobile. It’s the best selling and most highly regarded BlackBerry Smartphone in recent memory.

17. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

TCL has not been able to sell much BB devices to make profit. They will throw the towel, and stop selling BB brand phone, and will stop supporting it. Let just face the fact. BB only interested to get as much money for their brand, and so does TCL. And without profit.... Well...

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

I take it that you have links to support your otherwise fact-less comment? Especially since there is proof to the contrary of what you are saying, like the fact they keep putting out new color variants, and the fact that they are releasing 2 new BlackBerry smartphones this year. Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you to NOT provide a link since there isn’t one.....

18. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

The reason BB stop supporting the dtek & priv is because they don't sell much, and they don't want to throw money to support it.

21. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I hope that's not the case. Wouldn't matter though because I received my KeyONE as a gift during Christmas, but I use my pixel 2 more than it.

23. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

BlackBerry Mobile will not leave BlackBerry KEYone with no support before aloted time. Meanestgenius is correct with that. KEYone is too important to their success with BlackBerry brand.

25. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I wouldn't be surprised if it's true because they have done it before with previous devices. The Priv never got Nougat. I don't see the KeyONE getting Oreo any time soon.

26. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

To reiterate what I say before, BlackBerry Mobile will not abandon KEYone before aloted timeframe. The KEYone is too important to them, and it will soon receive Oreo. I will have good laugh when those that doubt this are proven wrong.

27. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

History says otherwise to that. The Priv was considered important yet look what happened to it. Facts are the facts based on previous events.

28. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

History also say that the BlackBerry Passport and BB10 device were important to BlackBerry, too. That is why they give it additional two years support. The Passport alone will have five years of support. Fact is fact based on previous event.

29. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think the truth is elusive to people who choose not to see it. Fact is that most Android devices stop getting support generally after one year, some even before then. That is a fact whether they want to believe it or not.

30. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I think some people here just like to assume the worst about BlackBerry Phone because of irrational hate for them. They refuse to see the fact before their eye, even if it is glaringly obvious. The truth is most low end Android phone see poor support. Mid range see better support, and high end see even better support than that. The KEYone is BlackBerry flagship phone right now. It will see good support for more time still, whether certain people want to believe it or not.

31. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No one is assuming anything. When multiple cases are confirmed by a specific fact, then it's not an assumption. It does not matter if the KeyONE is a low end phone. Point is that support should not be a question when it is being charged at a premium price by blackberry.

32. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

It is obvious that assumption has been made. All BB10 phone are being supported for additional two years. The first BB10 phone was launch on 2013. That is support for longer than most smartphone oem. KEYone is not low end phone. Anyone think that do not know the difference between low end, mid range and high end. There is no question that KEYone is flagship, and its price is at least $200 less than current flagship.

33. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Last time I checked, BB10 wasn't Android, so that is completely irrelevant to what the point is. That's just an obvious deflection from the truth, as usual. It's not a flagship device just because it has a flagship price. The specs are pretty much midrange to low end.

34. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Last time I check, BlackBerry has BB10 Phone and Android Phone, so the only thing irrelevant is what you say about them. The only thing midrange about KEYone is the SoC. Everything is flagship, from camera to build quality. If we go by your logic, any phone with single camera module is midrange or low end. Pixel have single camera module. See my point?

35. Venom

Posts: 3281; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

BB10 is dead. Last time I checked, the last device using BB10 was the Passport. This is about their "Android" offerings. Nothing has been said about cameras. This has strictly been about base specs and price.

36. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

BB10 not dead. Dead OS means it is abandoned. BB10 is still being supported, and even though no new hardware has been develop, current hardware for BB10 has support for longer than other OS hardware. This is about BLACKBERRY phone, no matter the OS. You only wish to ignore this because it prove you wrong. Camera is not part of spec? Since when? When spec is list for any phone, camera is included. So is rest of phone hardware. Besides SoC, KEYone have flagship spec, lower price than current flagship, and battery life/power management that put all current flagship to shame.

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