Good news if you’ve been eyeing the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv but haven’t bought one yet. Starting today the price of a Priv sold by BlackBerry unlocked has just been dropped in the US and Europe. And this is no limited time type of deal – it’s a permanent price cut.

That said, it’s not the biggest of reductions. In the US you’ll save $50 compared to the launch price, while in Continental Europe you’ll be asked to pay 50 less than before. The £50 price cut from the UK that we reported on last month has been made official on this occasion too.

So, from today an unlocked and SIM-free Priv will set you back $649 in the US, and €729 in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and The Netherlands. And it can be bought for £529 in the UK.

As you may already know, the Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone, with a striking vertical slider design and a full physical QWERTY keyboard. It currently runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but an update to Marshmallow should arrive in a few weeks – in fact you can already sign up to beta test it.

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