It’s sure not easy to keep the Snapdragon 808-powered BlackBerry Priv in the limelight with the recent onslaught of 820 flagships from much more popular OEMs nowadays like Samsung, LG or even HTC, but the unique selling proposition of a physical QWERTY keyboard, industry-leading security, silky smooth softwareand reasonable pricing might well do the trick.
Once upon a time (not that long ago) sold for a whopping $700, the financially struggling Canadian company’s Android pioneer gradually dropped to $600, $500, $450, $400 in the past few months, and now a measly $380.
There’s no telling how long the deal will last, but “limited quantity” is cited, and top-rated eBay retailerqualitycellz already managed to clear out nearly 1,200 units at the time of publication. Who said these things don’t sell?
They most definitely do… when priced correctly, offered “brand-new, unused, unopened” in original packaging, with a valid factory warranty, and full 4G LTE support for your GSM carrier of choice.
The unlocked BlackBerry Priv STV100-1 can even be ordered outside the US, though you have to take into account regional connectivity and band restrictions, plus shipping fees of $45 around the old continent, $14 in Canada, and $33 in Australia.
At 380 bucks, the Priv feels like a steal for privacy and productivity enthusiasts, as well as regular Android power users happy to get Marshmallow goodies, a 5.4-inch curved edge Quad HD AMOLED touchscreen, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach camera, and 3,410 mAh battery.