BlackBerry Priv is now available from Walmart


BlackBerry has started rolling out its first Android powered phone, the BlackBerry Priv, at certain retailers in the U.S. For example, the slider is now available at big box retailer Best Buy and office supply chain Staples. Starting today, BlackBerry has greatly increased the distribution of the Priv in the U.S. as the phone can now be ordered from Walmart's online store. Once the phone has been purchased online, it can be shipped to the buyer's home, or picked up at the nearest Walmart location.

The model being sold at Walmart happens to be the same unlocked version (STV100-1) that BlackBerry is peddling on its ShopBlackBerry website. The only other version of the phone offered in the U.S. is the AT&T branded Priv available from the carrier. Back in October, a picture of the Priv running on the Verizon network was spotted on Instagram. Last month, Big Red sent out a tweet saying that the Priv is "coming soon".
 
While the Priv is now being sold by the largest discount retailer on the planet, there is no change in the pricing of the handset. The Priv is $699.99 at Walmart, the same price that BlackBerry charges for the phone on its website.


source: Walmart via Crackberry

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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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10 Comments

1. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..ridiculous pricing and i found the phone to be something less than good..unfortunately!

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I agree. pretty sure they will get it right with their 2nd and 3rd android phone. priv mainly exists as a test device. BB wants to see how it'll stack up against other major companies for now. (and apparently priv has been selling like cup cakes so far)

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A test the waters approach. They just need to drop the price and marshmallow if they want it to sell well.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree the price is too steep but it's their first outing and they have done better than most when comparing firsts.

3. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I'd really like a BB metal phone... minus the kb. Let's see how BB designs one. Should be gorgeous.

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

You can literally tape/glue the keyboard and the slide won't come out.

6. phantomencrypt

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 03, 2015

The phone looks great and the price is reasonable by my opinion. Though with latest news related to government backdoor for encrypion, I think that I will stick with my 9900 Bold from PhantomEncrypt.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see more avenues opening up in which one can purchase the Priv. It's even available at BestBuy as well.

9. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

The Priv is a great device and the price is in line with other phones with similar hardware. With the Priv, you also get security, Blackberry's software package and HUB and a PKB, so the price is well within range of it's "peers".

10. LeoSP

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

Price is not a problem for me especially comparing the cardboard phones made by Apple. I was planning to get one for my Kid this Xmas and one for myself later on but I was very disappointed, in fact quite upset at Blackberry, for not Include FM Radio, at least on the Unlocked Version. I'm sure there are thousands of people who feel the same way but I guess disappointment has becoming Blackberry's trademark lately so what's the big deal! I have dumped Samsung long ago because of their decision do dump FM Radio so looks like Blackberry will be in my list of stay way for now even though they make the best Hardware and some of the best ever. By the way, I had a dream about QNX running on all platforms including desktops. Windows has been torturing humanity for too long.

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