Save 30% on the BlackBerry Priv directly from BlackBerry

Save 30% on the BlackBerry Priv directly from BlackBerry
BlackBerry is expected to release the KEYone next month. With a gorgeous looking QWERTY keyboard attached to the device, and the most up to date specs on a 'Berry, the new phone promises to be everything that a BlackBerry fan could wish for. Well, except for the pricing that is. If you're looking for a BlackBerry that is powered by Android and offers a physical QWERTY and a good price, consider the BlackBerry Priv.

The Priv, featuring a vertical slider that exposes the physical QWERTY, no longer sports specs that are remotely up to date. In edition, the real estate given the keys for the physical keyboard is not what you would call generous. But thanks to a Spring time sale from BlackBerry, the Priv can be purchased for 30% off at $349 in the U.S. In Canada, the sale price is $465 CAD. In the U.K., the price is  £343.00 including VAT. And in the European Union, the device can be purchased for €399.00 including VAT.

To refresh your memory, the Priv features a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.4-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 808 SoC is under the hood with a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. Those seeking additional memory can access the 256GB capacity microSD slot. The 18MP rear camera comes with an f/2.2 aperture, OIS and Schneider-Kreuznach optics. For selfie snappers, the front-facing camera weighs in at 2MP. An ample 3410mAh battery keeps the phone running, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. Keep in mind that while this is an unlocked model, the Priv is a GSM handset and will not work with the Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular networks among the top five major carriers in the states.

BlackBerry is also offering accessories for as much as 40% off. And if you're not a traditional BlackBerry fan, the all-touch BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60 are available from the website along with the BlackBerry Passport. If interested, simply click on the appropriate sourcelink.


source: BlackBerry (U.S.), (Canada), (U.K.), (EU) via Crackberry

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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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8 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

$349 should have been the price a long time ago. I don't think blackberry has learned from the Priv and the Passport. There's better phones at $349 or around that price if you ask me.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

1) BlackBerry has nothing to with the pricing of handsets anymore (with the exception of older hardware up until the DTEK 60, which they just lowering the prices), so what's to learn? It's not like they have control over any pricing of new hardware, like the KEYone and the Aurora. Their licensees handle that. 2) Name a better phone for $349 that's going to give you an innovative physical keyboard, great software and services, and on-time monthly security patches.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I should have known. 1. Regardless if they have control over pricing or not, it still doesn't change the fact that blackberry didn't price their two flagship devices correctly and that is what killed them in the smartphone market. And I think blackberry would have SOME input on the pricing of their products. 2. Subjective entirely. The Priv isn't the only device that receives monthly security updates. As I've said many times before, the Nexus 6P has great software and on-time security patches.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

@mxyzptlk Yes, you should have known that I would be here to correct your ignorance. 1) BlackBerry's last flagship was the DTEK60, and that was priced BY BLACKBERRY about $200 below current flagship devices on the market, with comparable specs to current flagship devices. Whether it was in-house designed or not, BlackBerry was still in charge of the pricing for THIS device, as it was released BEFORE BlackBerry left the hardware business. The PRIV is two years old, and the Passport is older than that and you're still bringing that up, but you cry and moan like a spoiled brat whenever I bring up how Microsoft had to bail out your precious Apple from bankruptcy. You're harping and crying over the price of devices that you've never owned or used before, and never will. That's ridiculous. BlackBerry now only provides and maintains the software and security for their devices. That's it. By your logic, Google has input on pricing for its Android vendors, and Microsoft has input on pricing for its Windows vendors, which, btw, is FALSE. Instead of constantly trolling something that you are obviously ignorant about that myself and others like Crispin have to keep putting you in your place over, how about you post comments on something that you actually know about and use? 2) Yes, what you said is entirely subjective. Thanks for admitting it. You clearly can't name a device in that price range that's better or offers what the PRIV does, that's why you keep defaulting to the Nexus 6P, which is still subjective. And the 6P doesn't receive security patches quicker than the PRIV does.

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Obviously you're up to speed since you haven't grasped the concept of BlackBerry getting out of the handset business some months ago. Chen said it when he first arrived, BlackBerry will be profitable or they will exit the handset business. Promise made, promise delivered. There was nothing to learn, Chen saw the handwriting on the wall and took the appropriate steps. You kids think you know more than these individuals who're paid small fortunes to put companies in the black. I got news for you - you don't.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

@Crispin Now watch as he contradicts himself and says that you're correct and I'm not, even though you and I are essentially saying the same thing. He's only saying what he's saying because of his little "feud" with me, and he doesn't care if his comment is ignorant. He already admitted to it. I find it amazing that I have that much power over him that he'll stoop to continuously posting ignorant comments just because of our little "feud".

2. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

This is a great price! Looks at the specs and hardware, add in security and a slider physical keyboard option and it's a steal.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

While I would personally like to see the price drop a little lower, this is still a great price for a very capable smartphone.

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