The BlackBerry Priv launches on AT&T’s network in the U.S. today, and just in time, the embargo from its reviews have been lifted as well. So, how good is the Priv? Will the handset be able to save BlackBerry or is the company doomed for good?
The Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android device, and despite its high price tag, it is an impressive smartphone that comes with a slide-out keyboard. If you were planning on buying a Priv, but were worried whether the device will receive regular updates or not, the latest announcement from BlackBerry will definitely help in making your decision easier.
AT&T today announced that it will start carrying BlackBerry’s first Android running smartphone — the BlackBerry Priv — on its network from November 6. The slider handset will be available for purchase through AT&T’s retail store as well as its website.
On October 14, pre-registration for the Priv, BlackBerry’s slider that runs Android, went live. Now, the device is back on the company’s site ready for pre-order.
Near the end of September of this year, the long and oft-rumored “Priv” became official, with BlackBerry telling the world that its first Android-powered, BlackBerry-branded smartphone would land in the market soon.
BlackBerry has opened up pre-registration for its first Android smartphone: the Blackberry Priv. The pre-registration page of the handset provides more details about it, including its battery size and camera.
While announcing their Q2 financial results for FY15-16, BlackBerry confirmed its plan to launch Priv (a.k.a Venice), its first Android based smartphone with a slider form factor.
The BlackBerry Venice is a phone that’s not quite official just yet, but that hasn’t stopped the handset from showing up in front of the camera more than a few times.
BlackBerry ‘Venice’ Android-powered slider leaks again, will be available on all major U.S. carriers in November
It has been widely speculated that BlackBerry will finally be ditching its own BB10 operating system, and opting for Android for its next flagship dubbed Venice.