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Best Buy cuts price of BlackBerry

TORONTO — Best Buy Co. has cut the price of BlackBerry’s Z10 smartphone to $49.99 with a service contract, two weeks after the Canadian smartphone maker reported lackluster sales of the flagship touchscreen model.

The Z10 is available at that price with a two-year contract from Verizon Wireless or AT&T Inc., the retailer said on its website. The device originally went on sale in the United States in March at $199.99, on par with Apple’s iPhone.

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