Deal: BlackBerry Priv drops down to its lowest price yet

Deal: BlackBerry Priv drops down to its lowest price yet
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The BlackBerry Priv is like one of those idealistic concepts we sort of wish was real, but not actually. We'd happily drool over rumors and feel a sense of nostalgia-befuddled excitement at its prospect—as many of us did—but in reality, probably wouldn't hand over our hard-earned cash for it. Some concepts are best left to the imagination, and while a BlackBerry with a slide-out keyboard and full-on Android might have captured the imagination five years ago, the Priv is an unfortunate case of too little, too late. This should go some way to explaining why the device, which started out with a $750 price tag just five months ago, can now be snapped up through Newegg for just $399.99. 

The Priv isn't a terrible device, by any stretch. But having waited years for BlackBerry to take the apparently obvious step and adopt Android, the smartphone was perhaps never going to live up to its own hype. Subsequently, sales have been pretty slow as the Canadian firm's hardware business continues to falter, though two more Android-powered BlackBerries could still soon be in the offing. 

If you are still tempted by the lure of the Priv, then Newegg's deal is comfortably the cheapest offer yet. For $399.99 you can snag the AT&T version of the device brand new from the renowned online retailer, with free shipping to boot. 

When a relatively new device is being discounted left and right, it doesn't bode well for the sales or reputation of the handset itself. But as we noted in our review, the BlackBerry Priv has its fair share of strengths, and with Android 6.0 Marshmallow now available, you may wish to take the plunge. 

If you would like to grab the Priv at this discounted price, please hit the source link below. 


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Priv
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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25 Comments

1. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

For a Snapdragon 808 phone and blackberry is so late. This should have been the original price. Regardless no point in getting this anymore since we want snapdragon 820 now.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice price! And for a very capable handset, despite what some say about the processor. Lower prices, Marshmallow, an updated pkb with swipe capabilities (and vkb)...BlackBerry is sure to get some decent sales from the PRIV going forward.

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yeah this is a great price. BB should have sold it cheaper from the getgo though, maybe could have helped prevent a drastic price cut like this.

3. Phonehex

Posts: 752; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This should have been the original launch price. In all reality , they should have launched at MWC 2016 with a SD820 instead of the the 808.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

People would still claim that BlackBerry is "too late" had they have done that. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. People here and elsewhere will always find a reason (even if it isn't a logical reason) to hate on BlackBerry.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

People are going to hate regardless. It's not just on blackberry, but on any device.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

I never said it was "just BlackBerry". But for the purpose of this article, I'm talking about BlackBerry.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said you did. For the purpose of making a point, I was talking about hating in general.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then you should not have "aimed" your comment at me.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't get defensive. I told you I was making a point.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't care what point you were trying to make. Save it for someone who cares, because I obviously don't. Once again, you're seeking me out, as usual.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Self-aggrandizing again? No one was seeking you out. You obviously cared enough to respond.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you obviously cared enough because you sought me out. No need to aggrandize myself when you do it for me all of the time.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't seek you out. You must be one lonely person if you think everyone who responds to you is seeking you out.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

You did seek me out. You always do. Cut the BS and admit it, already.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, you just wanted someone to seek you out because ultimately, you're just a lonely guy wanting attention.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I have to agree. They should have started off at this price and work their way up.

4. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

The chipset sucks .. otherwise its a good phone. Will buy it once it is at $ 300

8. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Am I the only one who had a terrible experience with this phone!? I had this for 2 months and was easily the worst experience ever... I was so hyped when it first came out, even convinced my boss to get it just so the both of us would end up going back to Samsung... Battery never lasted more than 3-4 hours, charging time was horrendous, constantly heated up and that was without gaming only web browsing... Got it for BB hub integration for work. Camera was disappointing with lack of features and mediocre quality...

9. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

are you sure that you're talking about BlackBerry priv?? 101% no !! I'm using BlackBerry phones for 4 years now, and my BlackBerry Z30's battery is working all the day with one charge. Almost 10 hours of continues mix usage. So it's impossible for the priv to be like what you said :)

13. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

not a good trolling attempt. Trolling is a art.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just because you didn't experience the issues he's having doesn't mean they haven't happened. Don't be ignorant.

10. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

The company made a big fault when they didn't use SD810 at least. SD808 won't be adopted when there is SD810 SD805 SD820 MTK Helio X10 Helio X20 Helio X25 etc... All of those ships are better than SD808 !! Come on BlackBerry I want a better phone cause I'm an old fan...

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21467; Member since: May 28, 2014

They didn't use the 810 due to heating issues. Anything older than the 808 would have gotten them more complaints than the 808, and anything newer than the 810 would have pushed the release date from late 2015 to sometime in 2016, which would have most likely had a negative impact on the PRIV's release. Let's just hope that they use a different chip set than the SD808 for the next two handsets that are soon to be released.

16. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

this is a awesome deal BUT you have to buy the ATT branded which means ull have to wait very very very looonnnnggg for ATT to push out the updates or ATT might not do any kind of update....buy the unbranded unlock from BB ull get super crazy fast updates, i think BB said they do updates each month.... $400 for the unbranded, BB would sell those like crazy!

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