Get the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE at up to $150 off with 1-year warranty

Get the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE at up to $150 off with 1-year warranty
As we don't have a US release date yet or even an explicit confirmation that the snazzy new BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition will someday go on sale stateside, fans of retro-style phones with hardware keyboards must settle for "standard" KEY2 or KEY2 LE variants. After all, the KEY3 is reportedly not happening anytime soon, and that one-of-a-kind F(x)tec Pro1 with an angled slide-out keyboard will barely start shipping in July.

Meanwhile, you can get a slate gray BlackBerry KEY2 LE in exchange for only $349.99 or a BlackBerry KEY2 in black at $529.99 from Woot today only. Although the Amazon-owned retailer usually makes headlines selling refurbished and used gear at unbeatable prices, these two are actually brand-new and fully covered by a standard manufacturer warranty for 12 months.

Technically, the KEY2 and KEY2 LE on sale right now are not specifically made to be used on US networks, but they should still work without a hitch on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. There's no compatibility with Verizon or Sprint, although the same can be said about US-specific unlocked models available at retailers like Best Buy. The difference is Woot's marked-down prices are between $120 and $150 lower than how much the two modern BlackBerries normally go for at authorized retailers.

For $530, down from a list price of $650, the summer 2018-released BlackBerry KEY2 offers pretty decent bang for your buck, packing a respectable Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB RAM, and a mind-blowing 3,500 mAh battery. The $350 KEY2 LE comes with a slightly humbler Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4 gigs of memory, and a 3,000 mAh cell, as well as a few subtle design alterations.

Both devices are still running Android 8.1 Oreo on the software side of things, which isn't ideal, also sporting dual rear-facing cameras and the same solid 4.5-inch touchscreen with 1620 x 1080 resolution in addition to a business-friendly 4-row keyboard.

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1. perry1234

Posts: 630; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Time for CDMA to die !!

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