Blackberry’s first Android-powered smartphone, the PRIV, is coming to the United States this Friday on November 6 through AT&T. The carrier revealed that it will be the first in the US to carry the privacy and productivity focused BlackBerry. AT&T will offer the BlackBerry PRIV both online and in stores at the end of the week from $249.99 on a traditional two-year contract or from $24.67/month on a financing plan.
AT&T Next customers can pick up the PRIV for $0 down plus $24.67/month with upgrade eligibility after 24 months or 30 months to own it, $30.84/month for an 18 month upgrade or 24 months to own it, or $37/month for a 12 month upgrade or 20 months to own it.
BlackBerry’s first move into the Android space comes with some very capable hardware too. The PRIV runs Android 5.1 and boasts a 5.4-inch Gorilla Glass 4 display plus a slide-out physical keyboard, an 18MP back shooter, a 3410 mAh battery, and 32GB storage expandable to 2TB with microSD.
As the security level, the LTE smartphone features a DTEK app from BlackBerry that monitors the security level of your device. This also allows you to manage privacy settings on an app basis.
News that AT&T will be the first US carrier to offer the PRIV follows BlackBerry seemingly jumping the gun on earlier pre-orders