BlackBerry has come up with a summer offer to make the season cooler for fans of the firm in the northern hemisphere. The Canadian firm is planning a sale, offering as much as a discount on selected BB 10 models.
Summer special from BlackBerry
“August – the love/hate month for most people in the northern hemisphere,” BlackBerry says in a blog post titled “Goodbye Summer, Hello BlackBerry Savings: Get a Great Offer at ShopBlackBerry.com”
From yesterday until Sep 1st, some unlocked BB10 smartphones will be available at reduced prices. BlackBerry Classic in black and blue will now cost $50 less, and will be available at $449. The BlackBerry Leap in grey and white has been discounted $75 to $275. The two-year old BlackBerry Z30 can now be bought for just $270.
Users must check offers and selections at individual stores, as the price and discounts varies between regions. The offer is available only for Blackberry fans in Canada, France, U.K., Germany, Italy, U.S., Spain and the Netherlands.
“This year, we’re hoping to help ease the back-to-school and end-of-summer blues with some great offers from Shop BlackBerry,” the Canadian firm says.
BlackBerry Venice on all major carriers
In separate news, the upcoming BlackBerry Venice could be available at all four major U.S. carriers in November. The Canadian firm has been losing out to rivals in the smartphone race, and the Android-based Venice could be its last hope. Apart from an Android OS, the device also comes with some Microsoft apps such as Skype and Bing.
BlackBerry Venice has been in the news for quite some time now, with many images of the upcoming phone making their way to the web. More information on the device is now available courtesy of trusted tipster @EvLeaks. In addition to the new images of the upcoming handset, the tipster claims the device will be launched in November at all four major U.S. carriers – AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile.
The latest images from@EvLeaks shows BlackBerry Venice with Google services such as PlayStore for Android Lollipop. Along with a BlackBerry data transfer user interface and mail client, the device would have Chromecast support. The handset apparently runs on a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and comes with a 3GB of RAM.
However, nothing is official yet as the Canadian firm has not made any announcement regarding its launch plans for the Venice.