BlackBerry Priv pricing hits new low (and just in time for Marshmallow)

There’s no getting over it: the BlackBerry Priv is one unusual smartphone, and that means it’s not going to be for everyone. From the unusual vertical-slider design, to the beefed-up security software, to the simple fact that this is an Android phone built by BlackBerry, the Priv is anything but your typical smartphone. But even if all those oddities end up endearing you to the handset (and don’t get us wrong; there’s a lot to like here) there’s still been one big stumbling block keeping the Priv from making its way into the hands of more users: a seriously top-shelf price tag. Recently, though, we’ve been spotting better and better Priv deals, bringing the phone down to a much more reasonable level. Today we’re happy to share with you news of the Priv’s best deal yet.

Forget BlackBerry’s original $700 price tag. Forget the new $650 “discounted” price. Forget AT&T’s $640, and even the incredible $450 Priv deal we told you about last week.

Right now, NewEgg’s got the BlackBerry Priv for just about $400 – nearly 43 percent off its launch price.

Like that last deal, we’re looking at an AT&T edition of the Priv, but with its software unlocked for operation on the (compatible) carrier of your choice.

Will someone one day sell the Priv for even less? Sure, it’s possible, but that doesn’t make this any less of a fantastic price. Any takers?

Source: NewEgg
Via: CrackBerry

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