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T-Mobile set to launch the BlackBerry Priv on January 26th

T-Mobile will launch the BlackBerry Priv on January 26th

T-Mobile will launch the BlackBerry Priv on January 26th

One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has just sent us what appears to be a January 2016 calendar of activities for T-Mobile. We call your attention to the entry for January 26th, which shows that to be the date of the BlackBerry Venice launch for the carrier. Venice was the code name originally used for the BlackBerry Priv, which is the Android powered slider manufactured by the company.

Currently, those in the U.S. wishing to pick up the device have to purchase it unlocked from the BlackBerry, Walmart or B&H Photo websites, or locked down from AT&T. A Verizon version of the phone has just visited the FCC, and Big Red has already sent out a tweet saying that the Priv will be coming soon.

T-Mobile hasn't been so open about whether it plans on offering the slider. Back in November, the carrier was said to be in talks with BlackBerry over the device. Since then, we've heard nothing. That is, until this tip just crossed our inbox.

Other events mentioned on the calendar include the launch of a phone called the ZTE Avid Plus on January 20th, the same day that some price changes are apparently due to take place at T-Mobile.


Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 30 Dec 2015, 16:24 1

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12958; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


LoyaLoreader or diehard BlackBerry fan? Anyhow I this will give T-Mobile customers more choices.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 16:34 7

2. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1645; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


They're not mutually exclusive. BTW, get a Windows Phone and eliminate all those typos.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 16:35

4. Bernoulli (Posts: 3979; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Got the 950 or still rocking the 1520?

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 16:50

5. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1645; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Actually, I'm sporting a dual-SIM 640XL with LTE. Got tired of carrying 2 phones (work and personal). The camera is awesome and Windows 10 runs beautimously. TBH, the 950 looks even cheaper than my 640XL. I know it's a monster but I can't get past the looks. That rumored 850 looks killer and if they come out with a dual-SIM factory unlocked version......hmmm.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 16:35 4

3. Bernoulli (Posts: 3979; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Definitely, I switched back to t mobile and hate that it's either apple or Samsung, I get that they want to attract the main stream but still there are those of us who don't like what everyone else likes.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 17:13 5

6. tacarat (Posts: 768; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Waiting for evil genius's celebratory post.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 17:29 2

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 11525; Member since: 28 May 2014)


If you're referring to me, I had no idea that you joined my list of groupie girls...welcome! There's always room for more.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 17:45 1

9. tacarat (Posts: 768; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


LOL. Hey... Wait.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 17:47 1

10. meanestgenius (Posts: 11525; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lmao! Gotcha!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 17:33 4

8. meanestgenius (Posts: 11525; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Great news, BlackBerry. It's nice to see that the Priv is going to be sold by one more carrier in the U.S. BlackBerry has the trifecta going now, all they need is Sprint to complete the foursome.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:55 1

11. JohnGrant (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Feb 2015)


Hopefully this will translate into many more sales in the coming weeks and months.
The Blackberry Priv is the best phone of 2015.
Happy New Years everyone!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 20:34

12. meanestgenius (Posts: 11525; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And a Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 23:08 1

13. sniper1087 (Posts: 508; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


happy new year though have to disagree with BB priv being e best phone of 2015, the nexus 6p is far a better phone at a better price, and no software bugs, that a lot of reviewers have shown. Another better phone is the moto x 2015 or the Z5 premium. those are my list but yeah you are definitely entitle to your opinion so everything is ok enjoy your phone and be happy :)

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 04:57

14. Intrepid_wiz (Posts: 28; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


Good going BlackBerry

posted on 01 Jan 2016, 22:35

15. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Price?

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