BlackBerry Priv could be priced in the neighborhood of $780 USD in India

BlackBerry Priv could be priced in the neighborhood of $780 USD in India
Comments made earlier by BlackBerry CEO John Chen about the BlackBerry Priv, confirmed that the Android powered slider is going to be rather pricey. Chen said that the Priv is a high-end phone, and that BlackBerry might have to offer some type of installment plan for buyers. Over at Carphone Warehouse in the U.K., where the device is available to be pre-ordered, the Priv is offered unlocked for the equivalent of $897 USD.

A look at the Zauba import/export site in India, reveals that four BlackBerry Priv units were recently shipped into the country for testing and evaluation. And the value of each phone was listed at the equivalent of $780 USD. While this doesn't necessarily tell us exactly how much the Priv will retail for in India, it does give us a rough idea of how the slider will be priced.

BlackBerry has captured the attention of many who never gave any of the manufacturer's previous handsets a single glance. Now, that these phone buyers are considering a BlackBerry for the first time, it would be a shame if the company priced the phone out of the reach of these consumers.

We continue to await BlackBerry's official unveiling of the phone. When it does take place, we are sure to be told the pricing of the phone as well as availability. There are many who are looking at using the Priv as their daily driver as long as the price is right.

The BlackBerry Priv is imported into India, valued at $780 USD

The BlackBerry Priv is imported into India, valued at $780 USD


via: TimesNews.co.uk

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  • 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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74 Comments

1. abhishekvashishth

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Well done

4. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Lol I swear, with so many of these Companies, after producing a stellar idea or product, it's like management just sits around the table and states "LET'S JUST FU*K THIS SH*T UP!!!"

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Freaking expensive. especially from a company which isn't even selling like hot cakes. *cough*

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

possibly, and seriously dude what is it with you and companies? You seem to hate on everything, I thought you were an android fan but seems like I was wrong haha

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

i'm no iFan either. all i say is, BlackBerry would hardly make it, if they do price-tag this way. Have a look at chinese OEMs, man.

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

yeah but you can't compare a reputable company like BlackBerry versus a cheap chinese brand, no that is horrible to compare. Yes, these indian prices are a little too high, but no, we cannot assume it'll be bad when BlackBerry has yet to reveal their prices. So hold your breath until the actual unveil mahn. Also, I really hope you're literally a newbie versus someone who we used to have troll everything that wasn't android/Samsung related. Cheers.

22. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

a newbie? that's because i do not troll as hard as you guys do, notably BobbBuster. Regards, the 6-cored guy.

26. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yeah a newbie, as in a baby user, compared to us 3+ years roaming the site.

29. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

this isn't my only account here, buddy. so just it a rest.

30. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

this isn't my only account here, buddy. so just it a rest.

31. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

and i could repeat my statement above a gazillion times, but why should i? yeah brag about 3+ years or whatever. this, isn't my first. BTW even if it was, i grow fast, blazing fast. so your 3+ years is of no asset to you as far i am concerned. Regards, the 6-cored guy

32. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Well either way I don't mind newbies like yourself as long as you don't troll much. Troll with the wrong person and you'll get your IP address banned. Just for posting that this isn't your first account is grounds to get you banned. Watch out man. My 3+ years are of asset to me, no idea why you'd put words in my mouth. Cheers.

38. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah... it's of an asset to you, as long as i'm not concerned -- of course! And i do not troll at all. Why... because it's impolite, dude. Regards, the 6-cored guy

42. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Lol yes you were, otherwise you wouldn't have pointed out lol

39. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And what about my IP address? Oh i've got lots of them; several ways to get connected, dude - even via the deep web - if that distinction matters. Regards, the 6-cored guy

43. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Www.phonearena.com is not part of the deep Web so am not entirely sure why point it out, and yep I see your arrogance getting you banned newbie.

46. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Not part of the deep web so what? that it can't be accessible? ha go get a clue on how it works. BTW, the fact that this account is a newbie doesn't make me a newbie in the Tech world. PA isn't the only tech site on the web. so being an oldbie here doesn't make you much of an experience guy. Regards, 6-Cored

49. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I've got all the clues on how deepweb works and the tor2web.com and onion browser, heck I'd show my friends the hidden wiki on my phone browser so yes I don't need a desktop to get on the deep Web, and shocker on you not being new, if I had to guess you're the American patriot, and if you say gsmarena.com nokiapoweruser.com phonearena.com(with an f instead of ph, it wouldn't let me type it) wmpoweruser.com phonedog.com I've got memberships and check em religiously, so please where do you used to go to?

53. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I'm still waiting for your reply on what the deep Web has to do withwww.phonearena.com

54. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And you dodge the fact that i can have multiple IP addresses, hence not having to bother about any of them getting banned! BTW, contents of websites can be accessed without directly visiting the web site's URL. And TOR isn't the only tool. Regards, 6-Cored.

40. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And what about my IP address? Oh i've got lots of them; several ways to get connected, dude - even via the deep web - if that distinction matters. Regards, the 6-cored guy

50. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Like I said, how could you connect via deep Web ifwww.phonearena.com isn't even part of the deep Web?Www.phonearena.com is a level 1 website, not even a Chan so I don't see your point.

57. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Haha by getting a proxy and having various ISPs in one location you can achieve that, heck by purchasing static IPs you can achieve that, and as I pointed out mahn I said tor, tor2web, and of course onion are various ways, never said they were the only methods. Okay please enlighten me, what does the deep Web have to do with phonearena? It's a level 1 website, not even a Chan, so please, enlighten me, this ought to be good.

58. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I said: "And what about my IP address? Oh i've got lots of them; several ways to get connected, dude - even via the deep web - if that distinction matters." So where did I even mention PA concerning the deep web? I simply stated the various ways to connect to the web (not my fault if you can't get it). PA has nothing to do with the DW, unless it's a hacker-related stuff, and I ain't one. Regards, 6-Cored.

59. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I see your English comprehension lags, you said you could connect to PA using the deep Web, what I was saying is phonearena has nothing to do with the deep Web so I don't see your point since phonearena isn't part of the deep Web so using tor or onion would achieve nothing. I used to go on the deep Web more than I like to admin but I ha yet to see the relationship you are trying to make. So please, enlighten me, noob.

60. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And why should a noob need to enlighten an oldbie tech savvy? Regards, 6-Cored.

62. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Because apparently you're no noob and you portray yourself as having superior knowledge, so please entertain me.

63. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Sorry... My knowledge isn't gotten so cheaply. Regards, 6-Cored.

61. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I said: I can access PA via several IP addresses, in order to counter-hit your "IP is going to be banned" sentence. And why should I reveal my methods on accessing any site via the DW to you? Claim that it's impossible by any means to access it; say whatever you believe. And try being polite. Regards, 6-Cored.

64. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

you don't have to reveal anything to me, but if you like to talk out of your ass for no reason that's completely on you. I am just asking what does the deep web have to do with phone arena? they are on different levels of interface and the deep web is accessed through doorways such as onion and tor or tor2web.org domains (amongst others). I never said it was impossible, however phone arena.com exists at level 1 on the interface, nothing to do with the deep web so not sure what you mean by accessing it from the deep web, when to get on the deep web you need special browsers and domains, it's the void of the internet but it's a full void, I guess you mean proxy? so yes by all means, entertain me and tell me more about this aforementioned access-pa-from-deepweb that you so highly speak of. thanks.

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