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.