Verizon is now selling the BlackBerry Priv

by: Robert TriggsMarch 3, 2016

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Verizon customers who have long been awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Priv have finally been rewarded for their patience today, as the handset is now up for sale on the carrier’s website and should be heading to their stores soon as well.

If you have been wondering about the price, the BlackBerry Priv will set you back $720 if you choose to purchase it outright from the carrier. Alternatively, you can grab the phone for $30 per month over a 24 month contract, plus the cost of whatever data plan you decide on, which can range from $30 to $100 per month.

In case you have forgotten after all this time, the BlackBerry Priv comes with a 5.4-inch QHD dual-edge AMOLED display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory that can be expanded via a microSD card slot. There’s also an 18 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, a non-removable 3,410mAh battery, and Quick Charge 2.0 technology on board.

If you are undecided or fancy a closer look at the handset, be sure to check out our full review and opinions about the BlackBerry Priv. Otherwise, click the button below to head on over to Verizon’s website.

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  • Danny Kim

    Is this phone better than the nexus 6?(not 6p) cus I find the keyboard is pretty attractive…

    • Danny Kim

      ‘I find the keyboard pretty attractive’…. sorry for my English..

    • Matt

      The specs line up fairly well. The screen on the Nexus 6 is better but storage, cameras, and processors are better on the Priv. The Nexus wins hands down on price, but the Priv was never meant to be a mid-prices device. OS verson goes to the Priv right now. Don’t know about the near future, though. The Priv is supposed to get Marshmallow next month. Don’t know about the Nexus 6.

      Between the two, I’d give the edge to the Priv, but in full disclosure, that’s the one I bought. The Priv doesn’t appear to be quite as good as the 6P, but probably not noticeably worse, either.

      Personally, I’m very happy with my Priv.

      • Mancanegara

        Simple equation:

        Nexus is fully supported by Google
        Priv is a trial device by BB

        • disqus_aapZ54lfhF

          BlackBerry is still pumping out hot-fixes for their first line of devices, which were released over 4 years ago.
          Are you suggesting that BlackBerry would not support this brand-new product? I very much doubt that!

    • Mancanegara

      Priv is BB first product trying the android, and if BB can’t manage to sell in great volume, they will close down the hardware division.

      For me, it’s a sign that I should stay away from it.

      • Matt

        A mid-range Android device has already been announced. John Chen did say that he has a specific set of criteria in mind that has to be met to stay in the hardware game. However, he has not announced what that is. The Priv sales are certainly a part of it. But probably not the whole thing.

    • Dominick White

      Only reason to get this phone is if you care about the keyboard. Because there are lot of high end phones that are cheaper or around the same price with better chips.

  • dannyR

    Is this an article? Or an ad?

  • Valentino

    The Priv is not about specs. For the price it’s set at, the hardware is not top shelf but close to it. What it is though, is a phone that embodies what BlackBerry is all about. Keyboards, both physical and software, are great and innovative compared to the competition. Best of all, and the reason I will eventually move to one from my passport when it becomes time, is the monthly security updates and security-consciousness. It’s about productivity, which is why some of the BB tidbits from OS10 made it in there. It is different in multiple ways, and sets itself apart by example. It may not have the latest specs, but for what it does and what I need it for, it’s better than the rest