Update: The BlackBerry Priv is now available at T-Mobile.
Next Tuesday, T-Mobile will start selling the BlackBerry Priv online and in stores. The company’s first Android device is a make or break device that will determine whether they will keep making hardware in the future. Fortunately, the device has received positive reviews and all four major US carriers will be selling it in 2016.
The Priv has a 5.4-inch 2560 x 1440 display and runs on a Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM. It has a large 3410 mAh battery, microSD card expansion, and an 18MP rear camera. The device has a slide-out portrait form factor that features BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard. It still runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with an update to Marshmallow scheduled for later this year.
The device will be available through T-Mobile’s upgrade pricing with an unlocked cost of $719.
Jump around! Actually, just jump over to T-Mobile starting Tuesday, January 26th to get the PRIV™ by BlackBerry® for $0 upfront and just $34/month with JUMP! On Demand. With JUMP! On Demand, Un-carrier customers can switch to the latest devices without worrying about waiting periods or upgrade fees – all on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network that now covers 304 million customers.
BlackBerry’s new super-secure PRIV (p.s. PRIV stands for privilege and privacy!) is powered by Android and rocks an awesome18 megapixel dual-flash camera, a powerful battery built to withstand up to 22 hours of use, and two keyboards: a virtual on-screen keyboard AND BlackBerry’s signature physical keyboard in slide-out form giving users the best of both worlds.
Only at the Un-carrier™ can customers take full advantage of the PRIV’s incredible features with unrivaled benefits like no annual service contract and no domestic overages on our Simple Choice plans, as well as:
- Unlimited data and text in 140+ countries and destinations worldwide
- 4G LTE data, unlimited calls and texts in Mexico and Canada
- Unlimited music streaming with more than 40 services
- Your 4G LTE data stretched farther while watching video on our blazing-fast 4G LTE network
PRIV by BlackBerry will be available in T-Mobile stores nationwide and online at T-Mobile.com. To get the PRIV with JUMP! On Demand, customers can visit their local T-Mobile store or call 1-877-413-5903. Qualifying customers can also purchase the PRIV with T-Mobile’s interest-free financing for $0 down + $30 x 24 months (FRP: $719.99).