Priv by BlackBerry is showing pre-order availability on ShopBlackBerry with shipping staring on November 6th. The pricing shows as 699 US and 559 in the UK. Canadians can expect to pay 899. As with previous ShopBlackBerry releases it seems the store is only stocking GSM variants of the device. We’ll have to keep on the lookout as to whether CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint pick up the BlackBerry PRIV in carrier variants.
We’ve yet to hear official carrier availability but it hsa been widely rumored that device will be supported by the major carriers here stateside including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. We’ve seen test units of the device and can most certainly confirm T-Mobile as a supporter of the new Priv Android handset.
BlackBerry secure smartphone, powered by Android.
The smartphone will be shipped starting November 6, 2015.
PRIV™ combines everything you expect from BlackBerry plus the full eco-system of Android and its apps. PRIV comes with added security to let you know when your data could be at risk, so you can take action to improve it. PRIV features:
- Elegant slim design with slide out physical keyboard
- 5.4-inch dual-curved screen
- 3410 mAh battery. Battery Life: up to 22.5 hours*
- 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach® certified camera
- DTEK™ by BlackBerry®
- Memory: 32GB Flash
- Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2TB)
- FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29, 30
- HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8
- Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE