As may very well know, the folks at BlackBerry announced their first Android smartphone back in October last year. The smartphone was released in select markets the next month and it was received with mostly good reviews.
Unlike other Android phones, BlackBerry Priv has a full QWERTY sliding keyboard and despite having a powerful hardware platform and almost-stock Android it didn’t sell quite well. However, if you are a fan of the device you and you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet you might want to consider buying it now.
An Ebay seller is now listing the BlackBerry Priv at a price of only $299. Furthermore, the fee involves no contracts so all you need to do after purchasing the device is insert the SIM card of your favorite US carrier and start playing with it. Furthermore, the retailer has 99.1% positive feedback so it would be safe to buy form it.
As it happens with all deals of this kind, the $299 unlocked BlackBerry Priv is available in limited quantities. If you live in the US you can have it shipped to you for free by June 28th, or you can pay $35 for on-day shipping and have it in your mailbox by tomorrow. There’s also a 30 day return policy, thus if you don’t enjoy the device you can ship it back to the seller.
In case you are wondering what you are getting for the money, you may want to know that BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone arrives with 5.4-inch AMOLED screen with Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution, 540 ppi pixel density, and Gorilla Glass 4 protection, while being underpinned by a 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 CPU mated with an Adreno 418 GPU. The device also integrates 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of on-board storage, and support for microSD cards up to 2 TB.
Out on the back there’s an 18 MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, and 4K UHD video recording support, while the front panel accommodates a 2 MP secondary camera for your selfie and video calling needs. In terms of connectivity, BlackBerry Priv arrives with LTE Cat. 9, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.
The handset is 147 mm tall, 77.2 mm wide, 9.4 mm thin and has a weight of 192 grams. All these are kept alive by a 3,410 mAh battery with fast charging capabilities which promises to go from 0 to 60% in just 30 minutes. BlackBerry Priv was released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and it’s now upgradable to Marshmallow.
Are you buying? If the answer is yes feel free to do it using the link below.
Buy BlackBerry Priv from Best Buy – $299.