AT&T outlines pricing plans for BlackBerry Priv ahead of Nov. 6 release

AT&T outlines pricing plans for BlackBerry Priv ahead of Nov. 6 release
If you're looking to grab the upcoming BlackBerry Priv on AT&T, your wait is almost over. The carrier has confirmed that the handset, which touts Google's Android software among its integral assets, will be available to customers from November 6th. The cost of the handset will be $699 off-contract or $249.99 subsidized by a two-year plan, with further options on the table for those looking to spread the cost. 

There seems to be no shortage of willing carriers for BlackBerry's delve into the world of Android. The Priv smartphone has been a long time coming, with the once market-leading firm having finally succumbed to the cries to jump on the Android bandwagon. With the Canadian outfit having made the point that its device is all about security and privacy -- the cornerstone of the BB battle cry since its heyday -- the Priv also retains some other treats that users of its devices will be accustomed to. The sliding physical keyboard will allow die-hard fans to revel in familiarity, and while the company is playing down the Priv as a comeback handset, the wider smartphone audience has not been as excited about a BlackBerry release for quite some time

Along with the aforementioned prices, the Priv will also be available through AT&T at $24.67 per month on the Next 24 plan, $30.84 with the Next 18 plan, or $37 on the Next 12 plan. As well as being among the early adopters of BB's first Android smartphone, buyers will be met with a 5.4-inch curved display, an 18-megapixel main camera and a sizable 3410 mAh battery, among numerous other highlights. 

A Verizon edition of the Priv has appeared on social media in recent times, while Canadian firm Telus will also sell the BlackBerry Priv from November 6th onward. Whatever your poison in terms of network operator, the Priv will be widely available, which leaves only one question -- is it worthy of your hard-earned dollars?

source: AT&T via PhoneScoop

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Priv
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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34 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2294; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

AT&T also released a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZesbZ3CAJE I will admit some of the features of the OS that Blackberry added seem pretty neat.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great! Now the other major US carriers need to follow suit. I wouldn't be surprised if Legere has T-Mobile announce Priv availability today as well.

3. tacarat

Posts: 852; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Turn in your brand new Priv towards an iPhone!

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely not, douche bag.

8. tacarat

Posts: 852; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Your point? Or do you just need me to justify your pitifully lonely existence like I do some other douche bag around here?

14. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Don't feed this troll.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. He's a straight up troll and I'm done "feeding" him.

22. tacarat

Posts: 852; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Considering you replied to this waaaaay more than I have, your amount of posts compared to mine (and I joined a year before you) and your aggressive verbiage, I think I'm fine and need nothing from you. I tried to point out the joke, you're touchy and that's fine. Enjoy your day.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

If you didn't "need anything from me", you wouldn't have bothered to comment with your unnecessary BS to me. Now sod off, troll boy.

26. tacarat

Posts: 852; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Likewise.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

You obviously still need me to justify your pitifully lonely exsisitence, as evident by your continued response to me. Thanks for proving my point. Any further response from you will be met with the same response from me. And I know you'll still respond. Go ahead and prove me right, troll boy.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lololol

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

What she said was rather funny. Imagine me turning in a real, productive, smartphone for an app launcher. That is hilarious!

9. tacarat

Posts: 852; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

See comment #11.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol +1

13. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Funny, but that wouldn't apply because when they did that, that was as relating to the Blackberry OS, not a smartphone made by Blackberry running on Android. There's a difference. Blackberry is an Android device with Blackberry hardware, and some Blackberry love sparkled across the Android OS. Good one tho, lol. I still love T-Mobile.

23. tacarat

Posts: 852; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

It was more about blackberry's prior relationship with T-Mo. I'm actually excited about this because I'm hoping that BB supposedly does security updates more often than most android manufacturers. The things are fairly sturdy and I've never seen a BB that didn't let you change the battery or add storage. A lot of the old Android manufacturers are turning to obsolescence models to squeeze the customers Apple style. I'm not liking that and want more options.

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

he's a guy not a girl.

32. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

If that happened I would be estatic.. I rather buy it via Tmobile than via BB directly.

6. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I like this phone a lot and want one at launch but not 700.00 a lot. I'll be keeping an eye on the price drop for this phone and may pick it up if it's not too far in the future.

15. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah $700 is asking too much. Unless you really need those security features. I like the size, expandable memory, and battery size. Should have pretty good battery life.

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I like every thing about the phone other than price. I also find the 250.00 that AT&T is charging insulting.

20. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

yea im with u $250 and $700 is to much but if u do the math u can be on prepaid plan $45 and buy the phone for $700 and if u make the payments itll be $30 (2 years) same as the NEXT plan! which i plan on doing,already on prepaid so just got to make the payments for the phone.

19. shinywindow unregistered

Can't wait to try it out

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Now the million dollar question is, will it be available in stores this Friday?

25. rsiders

Posts: 1887; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

That's what I was just about to ask. And if it is indeed available in stores this week shouldn't we see someone doing a review this week sometime before then?

28. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

There's a guy in the Crackberry forums who has one, you can ask him anything too.

29. rsiders

Posts: 1887; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah I read through some of his responses to questions. Looks like the Camera2 API is not included so no robust manual mode or third party apps to take advantage of the camera sensor. I guess I shouldn't expect to much from a Blackberry device anyway in the imaging department.

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