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BlackBerry Priv Deals: Now Available for Just $299 Ahead of Next-Gen Handset?s Release

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Android-powered BlackBerry Priv has gone through many price cuts in the recent past. Retailers were offering this device for $399.99 at some point and then, it got reduced to $379.99.

However, now, eBay has listed the 32GB version of the BlackBerry Priv for a dirt cheap price of?$299.99. The Canadian tech giant?s official online shop, on the other hand, offers the same device for?$549, while this handset debuted in 2015 at $649.

The difference between the current official price and eBay?s discount offer is $249.01. The sudden drastic price cut hints at the imminent arrival of the?next-generation BlackBerry handsets.

In any case, interested buyers should note that this discount deal is a limited period offer. And upon purchasing this model, eBay?s free shipping service can be availed.

It?s worth noting that the BlackBerry Priv, tied to the model number ?STV100-1,? does not work with all the carriers in the U.S. This discounted model in specific is a GSM unlocked device and it works with AT&T.

About 381 units of this discounted handset have been sold in the past 24 hours. The prominent seller ?Quality Cellz? has 99.2 percent positive rating on eBay.

As for specifications, the BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch display, bundled with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution and Corning?s Gorilla Glass 4 panel protection. This device comes with a dual-curved-edge display and a retro-styled physical QWERTY keyboard that slides in and out.

BlackBerry Priv

Under the hood, it comes powered by a hexa-core (Snapdragon 808) SoC and backed by 3GB of RAM. Apart from the 32GB native storage, this handset comes with a microSD card slot to facilitate expansion.

A solid 18-megapixel rear-facing sensor, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper can be seen mounted on the device. Software-wise, it runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. However, it is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

The BlackBerry Priv comes equipped with a non-removable Li-Ion 3,410-mAh battery cell to help keep the lights on. This battery will be able to give up to 24 hours of talk time and about 420 hours of standby time.

On a related note, the Canadian tech giant has officially announced that the BlackBerry Classic will not be manufactured any more.

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