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.