Nostalgic bargain hunters can get the BlackBerry KEY2 LE at a discount of up to $150

Nostalgic bargain hunters can get the BlackBerry KEY2 LE at a discount of up to $150
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE is the newest smartphone from a household name in the industry to rock a hardware keyboard, but even though it was unveiled more than a year ago itself, there's no sign of any sort of impending sequel. The same goes for the slightly higher-end and even older KEY2, which doesn't necessarily mean these business-oriented bad boys are to be ignored nowadays.

After all, if you love physical QWERTY keyboards and don't want to put your trust in little-known companies like Unihertz or F(x)tec, you pretty much have no choice but to purchase the BlackBerry KEY2 or KEY2 LE. The good news is the latter model can be had at a solid discount of up to $150 right now from Best Buy. The only special condition you need to meet is a willingness to activate the 4.5-inch touchscreen/physical keyboard hybrid device on AT&T right off the bat.

If that doesn't interest you, worry not, as the unlocked handset costs 100 bucks less than usual unactivated as well. Just keep in mind this particular variant on sale at Best Buy is exclusively compatible with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. In other words, there's no CDMA support, which means you can't purchase it at either $100 or $150 off and take it to Verizon or Sprint.

In case you're wondering, the list price of the BlackBerry KEY2 LE isn't exactly exorbitant, at $449.99, so being able to lower that to $299.99 with an upfront AT&T activation or $349.99 with absolutely no strings attached is pretty awesome. 

Apart from a very comfortable and blazing fast typing experience, the Android 8.1 Oreo-based phone also offers decent overall processing power, thanks to an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, as well as 4 gigs of memory, 64 gigs of internal storage space, a 3,000mAh battery, and dual 13 + 5MP rear-facing cameras. At the end of the day, this is certainly not the most conventional device you can get for under 400 bucks, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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7 Comments

1. DBozz

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

Curious what would have happened if BlackBerry had engineering resources like Huawei! Apple and Samsung would have had some serious competitions. That mate30 pro is sick!! BlackBerry mate 30 pro! :(

4. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Huawei isn't really competition considering that they have to "borrow" ideas from other OEMs that are better than Huawei in every way.

6. Alcyone

Posts: 487; Member since: May 10, 2018

Every, and I mean every OEM has "borrowed" from someone. If they say that haven't, that's a lie. I could say politicians are all honest and truthful. Would you believe that?

2. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Old news. Sold out three days ago.

5. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The fact that it's more than a year old and is going on sale from a severely bloated price point is just proof that the device is way overpriced. Same thing for its slightly higher end sibling.

7. Vancetastic

Posts: 1569; Member since: May 17, 2017

Predictable comment is predictable.

8. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Call it what you want, but it's still true.

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