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Well, I'm just batting 1.000 this week! First that Dell printer sold out lickety-split, and then yesterday's bonus deal suffered from code-doesn't-work-itis. (For the record, it worked when I tested it -- and I've got the completed order to prove it.) As the universe is my witness, I will make that Spigen Style Ring deal happen again for you, cheeps.
I remember when the iPhone first arrived on the scene -- many a phone owner balked at the idea of having to use a non-tactile onscreen keyboard.
Needless to say, we all got used to it. But I'm sure there are some folks who would still prefer a physical keyboard, kind of like the one that made BlackBerrys so popular.
If you're one of them, happy day: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the unlocked BlackBerry Priv smartphone for $434.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code CHEAPSKATE15 at checkout. Lowest price on the Interwebs, cheeps!
This isn't some warmed-over BlackBerry from years ago; the Priv was introduced in November, and although it didn't set the world on fire, it did fill a niche very nicely.
The big trick up its sleeve: an awesome slide-out keyboard. That superlative comes from CNET's review, which also praised the Priv's impressive performance and security-minded Android modifications. Although it scored only a middling 7.6 rating overall, I encourage you to read Sean Hollister's recent follow-up, "How I learned to stop worrying and love the BlackBerry Priv." Key takeaway: "As a standard Android phone, the Priv is remarkably competent."
Whether remarkable competence is enough of a sell for you, I can't say. I will say this is the first slider phone I've featured here, and that it sells for at least $650 most everywhere else.
This is an unlocked, AT&T-branded GSM model, one you should be able to use on any GSM network. It features an ultra-high-resolution display, 32GB of expandable storage and Android 5.1. Will it get Android 6.0? At least one sign points to yes.
Bonus deal: Looking for an awesome upgrade for your laptop? Assuming it has an mSATA port, look no further than this: Amazon has the MyDigitalSSD 240GB solid-state drive for $59.99 shipped when you apply coupon code 10OFF256 at checkout. That's $10 off an already good price. SSDs FTW!