If you couldn’t buy BlackBerry’s weird-looking but much-loved Passport or Z30 smartphones during the Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you can buy them at steep discounts now. The Canadian smartphone maker is celebrating Boxing Day by offering deals that bargain-hunters in the U.S. and Canada are going to love. Starting today, Dec.26 to Dec.30, Canadian customers can buy all three colors (black, white and red) of Passport for $100 off the regular price.
BlackBerry offers 55% discount on Z30
BlackBerry Passport usually sells for $699. But for a limited period, you can get it for $599. What’s more, Canadian buyers can save flat 50% off of the regular price of all-touch Z30 smartphone. That means it’s available for only $250. BlackBerry said that the Boxing Day deals are also available to the U.S. buyers. In the U.S., you can buy Passport at $100 off the regular price. If you want to go for Z30, you can get it for just $225, a whopping 55% off the regular price.
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The company is also offering 35% discounts on various accessories at ShopBlackBerry or Amazon.com. In case you can’t afford to buy BlackBerry Passport or Z30, the John Chen-led company has special financing options. Using PayPal Credit, you can buy the phones at zero upfront payment and zero interest if paid in full within six months.
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BlackBerry Passport was named the “most exciting smartphone” in a survey conducted by The Verge. Passport features a 4.5-inch square touch display with 1440 x 1440 resolution and 453ppi pixel density. It comes with 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). The phone is powered by a massive 3,450mAh battery, 3GB RAM and 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It has 32GB of built-in storage.
The Z30 sports 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 8MP rear camera, 2GB RAM and dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960T Pro chipset. The phone is powered by 2880mAh battery. Despite its impressive features, the Z30 wasn’t a great success. However, all three devices launched by John Chen – Z3, Passport and Classic – have been successful. BlackBerry sold 1.9 million smartphones in the latest quarter.