There's been no shortage of sales on the various models of BlackBerry Priv in the last few months, which is perhaps not the best sign for the company's first-ever Android-powered flagship. But it's great news for bargain hunters, and today DailySteals has the AT&T version of the QWERTY slider on sale for just $299.99, well under half of the retail price. The deal is available for another two days according to the site. Shipping is free.
This is the AT&T GSM-LTE model of the phone, though DailySteals says that it's been unlocked for use on other carriers. (That's SIM unlocked, not bootloader unlocked, for those of you hoping to get some modding done.) It's a new phone, not used or refurbished, and even though the Priv is a bit behind the curve for the latest round of flagships in terms of pure hardware specs, it's still a fantastic deal at $300. And of course for those who want a high-end phone that packs a physical keyboard, it's pretty much the only option on the market at the moment.
The Priv uses a 5.4-inch, 2560x1440 screen, a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage plus a MicroSD card slot, a generous 3440mAh battery, and an 18MP rear camera. The software is Android 6.0 (thanks to a recent update) plus some proprietary Blackberry apps and security features. Usually I'd say that would-be buyers should hurry for this deal... but the same one seems to be popping up regularly now, so the urgency is somewhat undermined.