BlackBerry’s Passport and Classic smartphones are now being sold at discounted prices. The news does not come as a surprise as barely a month before, a report from Morgan Stanley talked about the sluggish sales numbers of the new phones.
Discounts on other models too
Buyers can log on to the BlackBerry online store to buy the unlocked versions of both devices at the discounted prices. The initial price of the Passport device was $599, and now it has been slashed by $50, selling for $549 now. Similarly, the initial price of the Classic device was $449, and now, it is being offered at $399.
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Apart from the new models, the BlackBerry Q5 and Z30 are also being offered at a discounted rate of $149 and $229 respectively. Both prices are lower than their initial prices of $249 and $349 respectively. Apart from in the U.S., BlackBerry has lowered prices in other markets where ShopBlackBerry is also available.
Impressive features made more affordable by BlackBerry
BlackBerry has made available the red, white and black shades of the Passport for now. Standing at odds to other smartphones over the form factor, the BlackBerry Passport gradually won acclaims for its shape. It runs on the powerful 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. The device comes with a 4.5-inch display and has a mind blowing resolution of 1440×1440. The device comes with an inbuilt storage of 32GB, which can be expanded up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card. It has 3 GB of RAM and is powered with a long-lasting, powerful 3450 mAh battery. The front camera of the device is 2MP, while the rear camera is 13MP.
The other device, the BlackBerry Classic, also offers some good features. The device comes with a front camera of 2MP and a rear camera of 8MP. The device is equipped with a 2515 mAh battery. It has a 3.5-inch touch display and is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor. It comes with an inbuilt storage of 16GB, which is expandable to 128GB with the help of a microSD card. The RAM is 2GB.
Separately, there are reports claiming that the company is working on another device named the Oslo, but no details are available for now about the device.