Save up to 33% on select unlocked BlackBerry 10 powered handsets

Save up to 33% on select unlocked BlackBerry 10 powered handsets
If you're looking to pick up a new BlackBerry 10 handset on the cheap, you might want to take advantage of the sale taking place at BlackBerry's official online store, ShopBlackBerry.com. You can save $100 on the manufacturer's flagship device, the BlackBerry Passport. Available in Black, White or Red, the Passport is now $599 for a 14% savings.

The BlackBerry Q5 is also reduced by $100, which in this case represents a 33% price break, to $299. This model is available in White only. The all-touch BlackBerry Z30 gets a $50 haircut to $349, which is a 13% discount. The 5-incher can be purchased in Black or White. Lastly, the BlackBerry Classic, which brings back the old-school function keys and trackpad, can be bought for $449. That is 10% off the regular $499 price of the phone. Keep in mind that all four models are being offered to you unlocked, with no carrier affiliation.

BlackBerry might be running into some trouble here. Last month, Morgan Stanley issued a report stating that the Passport and Classic have not been selling. Meanwhile, there have been a number of new Android flagship models released and the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus continue to sell steadily.

Last week, images of a new handset allegedly named the BlackBerry Oslo surfaced showing off a similar design as the Passport. The specs will also copy those of the Passport which means that the Oslo will carry a 4.5-inch screen with a 1440 x 1440 resolution. The quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC should be on board along with the 3450mAh battery giving the phone all-day battery life. We could see the Oslo unveiled on June 30th.


source: ShopBlackBerry via Crackberry

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39 Comments

1. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

If they gave them away free I would not take one

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

Then you are a complete idiot because even if you didn't want it, you could make some money by selling it. I guess you would refuse a free $100 bill too.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've never used a BlackBerry before, if I was offered one for free I'd snatch it in a heartbeat. The nerd in me just loves to tinker with new stuff.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're always so crabby.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

You're always so lobstery.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Those are fighting words where I come from!!!

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Morgan Stanley report was speculation ahead of the 3/27 earnings report. It was proven erroneous but far be it from PA to mention it.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the point here is to talk about the sale and not the Morgan Stanley report in detail.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That was my intent, to show that part of the article was unnecessary as well as false.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. PA is going to keep playing that broken record, never mind the fact that it was proven false.

9. gaming64 unregistered

Not interested in buying a phone that's fugly

10. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The phone doesn't sell well. So BB did right by giving it a discount. But, perhaps, BB should cut the discount up to 80%.

11. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

They might sell if they are 33 cents

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If it was about $450 I'd say it's a decent deal.

12. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I'd get one for free.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I love the look of the passport tbh and would gladly give it a try but sadly the app store, even with Amazon is super lackluster and from what I read you can take use a bb with chromecast

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can also load 1 Mobile Market and the Google Play Store itself onto BB10 devices OTA, both giving you all the apps you would want or need.

27. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Just buy a real phone such as the Note 4

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

You should worry more about being a real man, and less about what phone I use.

30. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Blackberry the market leader in nothing

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

Because a troll like you would ever admit that BlackBerry is the market leader in enterprise. Get a life already, dude. You're so lame.

32. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

@tom don't feed the troll. that guy can only trolling because he lives in fairy tale world and believe that his favorite phone brand is the best (or maybe he just being paid to say that words here). Ignore that troll!!! A couple days back PA has an article about their BBM shop / sticker. PA clearly made a mistake in quoting the article saying the sticker has been purchased 1.87 billion times. I point out that IN THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE it said the sticker has been SENT 1.87 billion times. that troll insist what PA said is true because that would make BB looks better. THAT GUY was a real fool to believe in a lie just to make him better, and a REAL TROLL. (http://www.phonearena.com/news/BBM-Shop-celebrate​s-first-birthday-has-been-visited-1.5-billion-time​s_id67839) -- I made a mistake in feeding the troll. what a shame. latter on, PA made a correction to the article, and that troll just silent, wishing that no one notice it... A TROLL and NOT A GENTLEMAN....

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

MancalledJane/WahyWinsu/SuperTroll2: You truly do not know the definition of troll. Here it is: Internet troll Watch this page "Trolling" redirects here. For other uses, see Troll (disambiguation). In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[3] THIS is the meaning of troll. THIS is what you do. If you don't like BlackBerry, that's ok. But to come to EVERY BlackBerry article spreading FUD is TROLLING. You often provide links of false data in an attempt to back up your statements, and when proven wrong, you slink away and hide. Other PA users that use OS's have even called you out on your BS, and all you do is whine and cry saying that you're being attacked when it happens. In an earlier article I challenged you to post link for link against me to see who is telling the truth concerning BlackBerry and who is lying. You never responded. What happened? Afraid I'll prove you wrong?

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

posted on24 Mar 2015, 11:411 1. JaneChenLong (Posts: 219; Member since: 18 Mar 2015) From the pdf source above: "Good Technology serves more than 6,200 organizations worldwide, including 100% of the FORTUNE 100® commercial banks, aerospace and defense firms and more than half of the other FORTUNE 100 companies. By leveraging data collected from our extensive customer base, the broad portfolio of apps supported through our Good Secure Cloud as well as third-party and custom-built apps on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, Good is uniquely positioned to provide insight into the adoption of new mobile apps, platforms and devices. " Wow, Blackberry beaten by Apple & Android in enterprise... With only 1% blackberry in enterprise?? I wonder what the BB-spoke-person will say in this article. posted on24 Mar 2015, 12:138 8. Alan01 (Posts: 254; Member since: 21 Mar 2012) You might have missed this part of the article: " Because BlackBerry uses only the BES corporate email service, the report does not offer any trends related to BlackBerry handsets." Regards, Alan F. That was taken from here: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-6-was-the-most-popular-device-last-quarter-says-new-report-by-Good-Technology_id67558 Even the AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE called you out on your TROLLING. All you did after that was make up some story about how you missed the part about GOOD NOT HAVING ACCESS to BlackBerry's data. But how could you have missed it when you were quoting word for word? Answer: YOU DIDN'T MISS IT. You were TROLLING. Like usual. You even troll Microsoft on Windows related articles. Need me to post a link for that as well? Before you even THINK of coming at me and labeling me a troll, make sure you're not the one TROLLING. Class dismissed.

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But if Tom doesn't worry about what phone you use, who will!?!?!? He's just looking out for your best interests by imposing his narrow minded opinion on what personal device he thinks would be best suited for someone he knows nothing about. Geez, I would have thought that you of all people might have been a bit more appreciative.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Can you believe the nerve of this dude? He comes on almost every BlackBerry article spewing the same nonsense. Him and the other troll up there, some dude named Jane. You would think that if they don't like something, they would steer clear of it? No, of course they don't. And they try to push their inconsequential views anybody that thinks differently. They're both pathetic.

37. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, they're a lot like me, they like to stir up trouble, I just go about it in a different matter.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, I don't think you're quite like them. These guys are ridiculous.

39. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

He's got an older brother named Sue. I think Johnny Cash wrote a song about him/her.

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Passport supports SlimPort as well as USB-OTG. I have the AT&T model and it's already knocked my Lumia 1520 from the daily driver perch. As for apps, load Snap and you're good to go. There are articles on Crackberry that show you how to install Google Play Services. It works! You go on your Google Play account page and your BB is listed in your devices section. I only use a couple of apps that have GP dependencies but there's a method to remove dependencies and create a new apk without them. With the new Runtime on OS 10.3, you'll never know it isn't a native BB app.

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