Grab the unlocked (GSM) BlackBerry KEYone from Amazon for $400 and save $100

Grab the unlocked (GSM) BlackBerry KEYone from Amazon for $400 and save $100
This Friday, the unlocked BlackBerry KEY2 will be released in the U.S. exactly a week after its launch north of the border. But if paying $649 for what is essentially a mid-range phone makes you and your wallet see red, you can always go after the BlackBerry KEYone. Sure, the keys are 20% smaller, there is only a single camera on back, and the Snapdragon 625 chipset is under the hood instead of the Snapdragon 660. But the KEYone remains a serviceable phone and features outstanding battery life like the new model.

Amazon has the KEYone on sale for $399.99. That is a $100 or 20% discount from the $499.99 that the online retailer normally charges for the phone. This version of the KEYone supports GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T; this model is a no go for Verizon and Sprint subscribers. That's not to say that Amazon doesn't offer the CDMA model, but it will cost you the regular $499.99.

There is some strategy involved here. The longer you wait, the more KEYone prices will drop. After all, even Amazon needs to clean out its warehouse shelves every now and then. But if that physical keyboard is singing its Siren song to you, and your resistance is low, you might not be able to wait. If so, click on the sourcelink directly 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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39 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's a year old with the successor being released soon and it's still at the $500 price? Still too steep if you ask me.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Did you even read the article? The article itself literally says it’s $399. Hell, the title doesn’t even have $500 in it, lol.

4. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

"That's not to say that Amazon doesn't offer the CDMA model, but it will cost you the regular $499.99." Question is did you read the article, or did you just see my comment and got all giddy about it?

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The KEYᵒⁿᵉ is still a very capable smartphone, and I expect the KEY2 to be even better. Can’t wait to get my hands on one.

5. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The KeyONE is still capable if you are looking for something with a keyboard and productivity in mind, although imo there are better choices out there.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The KEYᵒⁿᵉ offers things that other smartphones do not. If you’re in the market for the very best at productivity, longevity, and an all around different form factor from the “me too” look of smartphones today, there is no better choice than the KEYᵒⁿᵉ, except for the KEY2. ;)

9. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The KeyONE is a good phone for productivity, but certainly not the only one that can be used for productivity. Take the Note 8 for example with the S-Pen. Imo, nothing beats having a stylus that has as many features as the S-Pen. Just my thoughts on the matter.

21. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not going to post a bunch of useless fluff to pander my comment in a bid to try and convince myself. https://www.techradar.com/news/best-business-smartphone The link here basically confirms exactly what I was getting at. Top 3 devices are both Samsung devices and a One+ device. For the uninformed, I'm not trying to dismiss the KeyONE or KeyTWO as good devices for productivity. I'm saying that there are other options out there available. Best is highly subjective. And just for added bonus, here's more links that show that the KeyONE devices aren't the only ones available for productivity: https://www.phonearena.com/news/What-are-the-best-smartphones-for-mobile-productivity_id100407 https://www.computerworlduk.com/galleries/mobile/best-smartphone-for-business-3631605/?amp http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-smartphones-march-2017-6

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you think that a blogger typing up his OPINION on the Internet trumps decades of experience and know how? LMAO! That’s ridiculous. Your level of denial and attempting to pass off fabrication as fact is astounding. Now let’s break down some of the links you posted: “It's BlackBerry. This company invented secure, mobile communication. And if you opt for the BlackBerry Priv or one of the DTEK series, you could have the best of all worlds - BlackBerry security and privacy with Android fun.” This^ came from the link that you provided: https://www.computerworlduk.com/galleries/mobile/best-smartphone-for-business-3631605/?amp You’ll note that it says “best of all worlds” in regards to operating system and productivity. Let’s break this down some more: “....we all know BlackBerry phones are tailored for business use, offering enterprise-level security, hardware keyboards, MDM, emails and the ability to easily edit detailed spreadsheets.” No explanation from me necessary on that one, lol. “BlackBerry altered its business model from offering phones based only on its own OS to models that run with Android. The idea is that you can get the best of both worlds - good enterprise security from BlackBerry plus all the fun of Android.” Once again, that word “best” comes up in regards to BlackBerry when it comes to business, which is what productivity is the focal point of. I don’t even need to break down the other links you posted, as this one proved my point for me. For the uninformed, I’m not dismissing the abilities of other devices when it comes to productivity, and I challenge you to post the link where I said it if you claim I did. What I am saying is that when it comes to THE BEST at productivity, you can’t top the BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ or KEY². Hell, this very article even lists the Passport, Classic and PRIV along with the Motion in regards to best at productivity. I never once claimed that there aren’t other smartphones capable of being used for productivity. But BlackBerry’s are best at it. You don’t have to agree with the truth for it remain the truth, and It’s not “subjective” if it’s true, and in this case, it’s definitely true.

24. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I find it funny how you emphasis opinion when you are the one who continues to try to treat his opinion as a fact. Of course when I provide examples to back up what I said a few comments ago, you move the goalpost back again. For the record, I am well aware of what the blogger said about blackberry. The point that I was making was that there are OTHER options out there. Btw, just because you continue overlook it, I have said that blackberry is great for productivity, but you continue to take my words and spin them in a way that doesn't even match the point that I was making. The truth is that there are other choices out there and that's what I was trying to emphasize.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Btw, nobody is spinning your words around. You have literally said that there are better productivity smartphones out there than BlackBerry smartphones, which is just more fabrication. Now you’re playing damage control again because you didn’t think I would use your own link to turn your comment upside down. I have never overlooked any other devices productivity capabilities. You’re just posting more fabrication and trying to pass it off as fact. If I did, post the link where I did it. Don’t worry, I’ll wait while you deflect and not post a damn thing because such a link doesn’t exist.

31. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Omg man will you just let it go. I literally have said that there are other options out there available besides Blackberrys, but of course you got defensive about it. I'm not posting anything fabricated. You're just mad because I posted something that supported my claim and it burns you inside.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

More fabrication coming from you, and I have proof that you said that there are better choices: posted on12 Jul 2018, 04:291 ReportReply 5. Venom (Posts: 843; Member since: 14 Dec 2017) The KeyONE is still capable if you are looking for something with a keyboard and productivity in mind, although imo there are better choices out there. Now what? Are you going to say that’s not you saying this? As usual, your caught out there saying one thing and then walk back your statements and switch them up when your proven wrong. You’re just seething with anger because it’s me that pointed out what you said and made you walk back your statement.

37. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Once again you overlook something that invalidates your comment. You missed the part where I said imo. Do you even try anymore?

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Once again, you’re playing damage control. I pointed where you said something that you claimed you never said. Do YOU even try anymore?

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