Carrier-locked BlackBerry Priv gets price cut at AT&T

Carrier-locked BlackBerry Priv gets price cut at AT&T
AT&T has reduced the off-contract price of the BlackBerry Priv by $50. That takes the first Android powered BlackBerry down to $630 at the nation's second largest carrier.  Or, you can pay monthly using a 0% installment plan. A 30 month EIP will run you as little as $21.34 a month, which works out to $640.20 by the time the phone is all paid for.

You can actually save more by purchasing the unlocked AT&T version of the phone for $450 from Daily Steals. As we previously informed you, that price is only available through tomorrow.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently admitted that he priced the Priv too high at $700. The executive said that a pair of new Android flavored Berry's will be out later this year, priced in the $300 to $400 range. One model will feature a physical QWERTY, and the other will be an all-touch device. The former could turn out to be the handset with a code name of Vienna, which has graced our site before.

If you are an AT&T customer jonesing for some of that vertical slider goodness, you now have two choices. Remember though, the more financially appealing deal expires tomorrow.

The AT&T branded BlackBerry Priv is on sale at AT&T

The AT&T branded BlackBerry Priv is on sale at AT&T


source: AT&T via AndroidCentral

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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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34 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not bad, but I'd personally like to see it go down to about $549 to help stimulate sales. Still, the PRIV is a very capable handset for BlackBerry's first foray into Android. Looking forward to seeing the lower priced BlackBerry-Android models later in this year.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Going to have to do better than that. There's several phones with far better price cuts that offer far more than what the Priv offers and they can be used on AT&T or any carrier since they're fully unlocked.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

What, exactly, do you define as more? Because from what I can tell, the PRIV offers the same amount of features, if not more, than handsets that are available today.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For $649 I have to disagree. If you're a blackberry fan then yeah the Priv would be a perfect phone since blackberry is pretty niche. But it doesn't have a fingerprint scanner like the Nexus 6P, it doesn't have the dual front firing speakers like the Moto X Pure Edition and the 6P, it doesn't have the antenna bands that the Nexus 6P and the Moto X have which makes it usable on any carrier, and it doesn't have the Moto features that are found on the Pure Edition. Those two are on sale and they offer far more value for the price point.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The PRIV would be great for BlackBerry and non-BlackBerry users alike. It is also very well suited for enterprise and regulated industry, something the devices you named are not. It has Picture Password which is more secure than a fingerprint scanner. There are too many ways to fool a fingerprint scanner, which is why Chen himself said that he would not include one on the PRIV. It does have a front-firing speaker. While not dual, the sound quality is pretty good. And while it's not universally unlocked, it does have CDMA variants for those on CDMA carriers. With the exception of geeks and nerds, which is nowhere near a significant portion of the buying public, no one is going to be concerned about universally unlocked, GSM unlocked, or carrier locked. The Moto devices don't have features that the PRIV has, like its security features. Besides DTEK, there's the "hardware root of trust", as well as pin-injected security features that make the PRIV unable to be rooted. The PRIV also has TWO excellent keyboards. A pkb which has capacitive functions and can be used as a mouse or to navigate around the device. For those that don't fancy the physical keyboard, well, you never have to use it. There's an excellent vkb. You never have to slide out pkb if you so choose. Both keyboards also possess really cool "flick" capabilities when typing on them, so you can "flick up" your words of choice. The PRIV is also as near stock Android experience as you can get without it being a Nexus. While the Nexus 6P and Moto devices you named are pretty good, so is the PRIV, which also offers things the devices you named do not.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well that's why I said niche because the regulated and enterprise industries aren't your normal consumer market. There are many ways to hack into a phone. A fingerprint scanner isn't hugely important, but it is a nice thing to have since Marshmallow supports it. A small front firing speaker isn't going to compare to the dual front facing speakers found on the 6P and the Moto X. It may work better being in the front, but you just can't beat having the dual speakers especially when you're watching media on your phone. It only has a CDMA variant for Verizon. If you're on Sprint, you're out of luck. Again, that's the advantage of having more antenna bands. I have to disagree with you on the no one is going to be concerned with universally unlocked phones. Just look at the secondhand market prices for the 6P and the Moto X. They still have their value, more so than a normal Android phone would. PKB aren't really as popular as they once were. The VKB can easily be put on the Play Store if Blackberry ever decides to go that route. That's pretty much a subjective thing. It has the edge in security, but there's also the phones that have KNOX on them if security was a huge concern. Plus the 6P is getting monthly security updates directly from Google. Yes, but the Priv is still $600 while the 6P can be bought for $499 with a $50 gift card if you buy it from certain places. The Moto X Pure is on sale as well. You just can't beat the overall package that both of those phones offer at such a more competitive price.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

But the PRIV isn't just for a niche market. It's for normal consumers as well. Yes, there are many ways into a phone, and being that BlackBerry is primarily about security, why would they add something that isn't secure? Even with it being supported by Marshmallow, a fingerprint scanner would be counter-productive to BlackBerry’s firm stance on security. I already agreed that dual speakers are better than mono, but the speaker on the PRIV is still a descent one, mono or not. BlackBerry doesn't "just have a CDMA variant on Verizon". There are overseas CDMA carriers that BlackBerry has a CDMA version of the PRIV for. And despite you not caring about what goes on overseas, that doesn't make an overseas CDMA variant any less important. As I said, the average consumer doesn't care about universally unlocked, GSM unlocked, or carrier unlocked. That only matters to geeks and nerds, and they make up what? 1 percent of the buying public? 2? It's just not enough for a company to make an adjustment from "just" GSM unlocked with CDMA variants to universally unlocked. PKB's may not be as popular as they once were with the average consumer, but it's still a plus to have it on a phone, especially when said phone also has a vkb. And after reading this, you may change your mind about how many people actually want a phone with a pkb: http://blogs.blackberry.com/2016/04/why-owners-and-reviewers-say-privs-old-school-slider-keyboard-is-at-the-head-of-the-class/ It's a definite plus for a smartphone to have two innovative keyboards on board. And since BlackBerry’s vkb isn't in the Play Store, the that's an added bonus for the PRIV ONLY. The PRIV has more than an "edge in security" over other Android phones. It's more like a near total eclipse. And who do you think Samsung went to so Knox can be secure? BlackBerry, that's who. No other OEM has handsets that have as man certs as BlackBerry does to function in places no other handsets can. And the PRIV gets those security updates from BlackBerry themselves, and often quicker than Google and Android OEM's can push them out. Another plus for the PRIV. The PRIV can also be bought for as low as $450, remember? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Unlocked-BlackBerry-Priv-with-AT-T-branding-is-priced-at-450-for-a-200-price-cut_id80326 I disagree that the PRIV can't beat the overall package that the 6P and Moto X Pure brings, but it's all a matter of the individuals wants and needs are.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think the price of the Priv says otherwise. Consumers aren't going to buy an expensive device that isn't established already. It's just not going to happen. As for the fingerprint scanner, it wasn't a huge thing but it's a matter of convenience. The dual speakers are a plus and they just can't be beaten regardless how good the Priv's mono speaker is. We're talking about the US market here, where CDMA has a bigger reach than overseas where GSM is the standard in 99% of countries. It makes it less important here when we're talking about Sprint, a major CDMA carrier in the US. Apple just made it standard in their iPhones, so yes it is becoming an important feature. There are many people who drop their carriers and go to other carriers, especially the prepaid carriers. Plus the secondhand market has a high demand for phones like the 6S/6S+. Same thing with the Nexus 6P. Average price for the 6P is in the $450ish range. The Nexus 6 still has an average price of about $350ish give or take. So yeah, universally unlocked phones are in demand right now. I know the Priv's VKB is only on the Priv, that's why I said if Blackberry ever decided to release it on the Play Store in the future. Look at BBM and how popular it is. You said it yourself Blackberry is focusing more on software these days and what better way to continue that trend than to release the VKB onto the Play Store? Maybe it's just me but I don't really see PKB being that important in this day and age. Yes well that's why I was saying the Priv would be a perfect choice for someone who values security to on their Android phone. Of course most phones aren't going to compare to the Priv in that area. Blackberry is the Fort Knox of phones. That's pretty much a fact. Yes, I remember. I did agree it was a decent price cut for it, but I still think there are better offers out there that are far more valuable. Indeed, if you want something secure and you're on AT&T, then the Prive would be a good choice. If you want something unlocked and offers far more bang for your buck, then the Moto X and the 6P will be the better choices.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Picture Password is just as convenient, and more secure, than a fingerprint scanner. And BlackBerry is all about security, as we all know. It trumps the fingerprint scanner in that retrospect, no matter how convenient some may say it is. No, YOU'RE talking about the U.S. market here. I'm talking about everywhere the PRIV is available, and in just places where the importance of the device can be limited. And since there are CDMA carriers the world over, the PRIV has more than one CDMA version. This is a fact. Universally unlocked phones will never be in as high demand as GSM unlocked phones, or even carrier locked phones. This is because most of the WORLD uses GSM. Apple making it a standard will not change this. The average consumer just doesn't care as much about this as geeks and nerds do. And the average consumer are not in the majority when it comes to buying Nexus phones. BlackBerry is focusing on software these days. That's true, and not just because I said it. It's a verifiable fact. But unless BlackBerry leaves handsets completely, you will not see their vkb up for grabs. So it's a plus for BlackBerry, especially since they have an awesome pkb attached to it. And if you're going for a BlackBerry, the majority do so because they want a pkb. Yes, it is a fact that BlackBerry's security prowess is great, and it's a plus for the PRIV when considering its features vs another handset. I think for what the PRIV offers, and with Marshmallow inbound (available in May for the PRIV, which so happens to be next month), that these price cuts make it a great value for money vs other handsets. And if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can enjoy an $110 price cut for the PRIV as well. Great value for the money: http://www.amazon.com/PRIV-BlackBerry-Unlocked-Smartphone-Warranty/dp/B0169SNI3C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1461475768&sr=8-3&keywords=BlackBerry+PRIV And if you want something secure and you're on ANY GSM carrier, the PRIV is a good choice. I have an AT&T branded PRIV that's unlocked and used on T-Mobiles network. The phone does all the provisioning for you for the GSM network that you're on, so no need for you to even waste time putting in the settings yourself. And if you're on Verizon or many of the other CDMA carriers around the PRIV is a great choice as well, one that I believe is better than the Moto X and Nexus 6P.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think you would say the same if the Priv had a fingerprint scanner. Like I said before, it's a convenient feature to have on your phone. It doesn't matter what the other countries have. That's not really relevant here since we are talking about the US market where the Priv only exists for Verizon CDMA network, not Sprint. The US is a very significant market with billions of users. GSM may be standard in the world, which btw you just said CDMA exists elsewhere, but here in the US CDMA and GSM networks are used. So universally unlocked phones are important and that's a fact based on the demand for the Nexus 6P and the new iPhone. You sometimes underestimate the average consumer and nexus devices are very popular now. I never said it wasn't a fact that blackberry is more focused on software which is why I think it would be great if they released the vkb onto the app stores someday in the future. I have to disagree. While it has security second to none, it's not compelling enough at the price point and that's a fact based on the numbers. Marshmallow release window has too big of a gap when New is being worked on right now. It doesn't matter because the Priv isn't on Sprint. Why would you bother mentioning other CDMA carriers and yet talk about the US market? The Priv can't compare to the Nexus 6P or the Moto X Pure Edition and that's a fact based on the low sales.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes I would, especially since I would rather a more secure way to access my phone like picture password that's every bit as convenient. So you're an isolationist now? Of course it matters what other countries have. The U.S. is not the entire world. And again, YOU are talking about the U.S. only. I am talking about everywhere that the PRIV is available, including other parts of the world which have CDMA carriers as well. There are CDMA carriers in other parts of the world. There's nothing in that statement that's false or a detriment to GSM carriers, considering that GSM carriers eclipse CDMA carriers worldwide. There are more GSM carriers than CDMA carriers in the states as well, and GSM unlocked phones eclipse universally unlocked ones as well. This is a verifiable FACT. And the average consumer would rather go for a Galaxy S variant (that only comes in carrier locked, GSM unlocked, and CDMA flavors. No universally unlocked flavors) than a Nexus device. That's also a verifiable fact. I never said you didn't say it was a fact. And BlackBerry should definitely keep that wonderful vkb in-house, unless decide to leave handsets. Then they should make it available at a cost. I don't know what "New" is, but I doubt it's the name of the next Android release. And I personally think it's a compelling price point for those with security concerns, enterprise and regulated industries. I bothered mentioning other CDMA carriers because the PRIV being released for them is a cold, hard fact that you seem unwilling to accept. And Sprint's network is the bottom of the barrel. The PRIV not being on it is a blessing in disguise as far as I'm concerned. And due to Sprints own financial woes, they probably can't afford to carry it, anyway. Their still trying to make good on the first round of iPhones they bought from Apple when they first released the iPhone on Sprint. And if sales mean everything, then Burger King's and Wendy's quality of food just doesn't compare to McDonalds, which is flat out false, by the way. You yourself have even said that it's the price of the PRIV that was its undoing. Chen even stated the same, and backed it up with statements from potential buyers. So it's clearly not because of the quality or the feature set of the PRIV, which is every bit as good as the Moto X Pure Edition and the Nexus 6P.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The market has spoken and people clearly want a fingerprint scanner for convenience. Doesn't hurt to have when it works well and is baked into the software. No, I am not an isolationist. All I am saying is that it doesn't matter what the other countries have. We are referring to the US market where CDMA is still far more common than the rest of the world that uses GSM. Simply put, what other countries have is irrelevant here in this case. For one, Nexus phones are sold unlocked. They aren't sold in carrier stores except in some cases. The Galaxy S phones are sold in carrier stores because people are still stuck in the mindset of buying a phone via a contract be it a traditional contract or device payment plan. That's not to say that buying unlocked phones isn't a huge market because it really is. Again, that is why phones like the Nexus 6 still have average prices of $350 because they are fully unlocked. And that's perfectly fine if they made it paid utility app. If they are so software focused like you said, then bringing the VKB to other devices would be a big benefit and a win-win for everyone. That was supposed to just be N, not new. N as in the next version of Android whatever the new name is. That is a good price point for the niche markets like you said, but not for the regular consumer market. It doesn't matter if Sprint is "bottom of the barrel." You can consider it a blessing in disguise, but there are still users on Sprint and they are the only major carrier to offer unlimited data besides T-Mobile. They can't afford to carry it because it's too expensive when there's stiff competition, but that is why it's so important to have all carrier bands on board. Sales mean everything. If it's not selling, it's not making money. Not sure where you're going with the McDonald's example. It falls a little short of those two devices simply because price and because they can be used on any carrier.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I've yet to see anything that states not having a fingerprint scanner is a deal breaker. And for those concerned about security, a fingerprint scanner is a non-factor. Of course it matters what other countries have. It's ridiculous to say otherwise. And I'm talking about the world over, not just the U.S. Don't know why that's so hard for you to comprehend. None of what you said in this part of your comment I'm replying to denounces what I posted. The facts still stand. Bringing the advantages of their incredible vkb would only be to their advantage if they were to leave handsets. It's definitely not like making BBM cross-platform, where they gain in installed user base by doing so. And what's wrong with BlackBerry competing in a niche market? Especially if it's a market where they can rebuild their user base and then branch out from there? Sales do mean everything in a business where you sell handsets. But for a carrier that has a pitifully small BlackBerry user base to begin with, and that mainly caters to the Galaxy S/Note line and the iPhone, the difference is negligible. And Cricket Wireless also offers unlimited data, and since they're a GSM carrier on AT&T's network, one can simply use their GSM unlocked or AT&T carrier locked PRIV on their network. The "McDonalds" route was to prove my point that simply because it sells more doesn't mean it's the best. The detriment to the PRIV in relation to other handsets was pricing only. Not quality or feature set, and considering that the majority of the world is GSM (including the U.S.), and that the PRIV is available on the largest CDMA carrier in the U.S., being universally unlocked is not really a detriment, especially to the average consumer.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Perhaps you should check out the reviews for some of the Android phones that have come out in the past few months that didn't have a fingerprint scanner. How is it ridiculous? We are talking about the US market where CDMA is far more prevalent than overseas markets. You can talk about the world over, but it still won't change the cold hard fact that CDMA is a far bigger market in the US than anywhere else in the world. The fact still stands that universally unlocked phones are becoming popular whether you want to admit it or not. What makes you think they won't gain a userbase by bringing the VKB over? You have to stop trying to see yourself as the only user here. I never said it was a problem for them to compete in their niche market. They just can't expect a normal user to shell out that much money for a handset that isn't on the level of its competitors. I never said selling more equals the best. However you still have to sell more to make back your costs plus profit otherwise it would be pointless. Keyword in my comment was "MAJOR." Cricket is a prepaid subsidiary of AT&T. They offer unlimited data but they cap you at 8mbps, which isn't bad but it's worth noting. AT&T requires you to jump through hoops to get unlimited data on their main line of phones. Still, a universally unlocked phone is a huge benefit, not sure why you continue to think otherwise when it's a win-win for the customer in the end.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have. It still doesn't dispel the fact since the PRIV is a security focused phone, and fingerprint scanners have proven to be insecure, that BlackBerry made the right decision in not including one. YOU are talking solely about the U.S. market. I am talking about the world. As j said, the world is much larger than the U.S. And there are CDMA carriers in different parts of the world where the PRIV is available. It's a cold, hard fact that you just can't seem to accept. The fact still stands that GSM unlocked phones are more popular than universally unlocked ones, whether you want to admit it or not. The fact that people didn't jump ship to buy a BlackBerry to get a superior BBM experience when they made BBM cross-platform backs up what I just said. You have to try and use logic supported by facts instead of making an assumption. Considering the several links I've provided where the PRIV can be bought at a lower cost, average consumers can well afford one. If they can buy an iPhone, they can definitely buy a PRIV. And you saying that the PRIV isn't in the same level as its competitors is purely subjective. I've use several handsets running different OS's on a daily basis, and I can attest to the PRIV being able to compete with its competitors. BlackBerry only needs to sell 3 million total handset a year @ an asp of $300 for their handsets division to make a profit. They are not Apple where the majority of their operation is dependent on handset sales. Whether Cricket is a MAJOR carrier or not doesn't dispel the fact that an AT&T carrier locked PRIV as well as an unlocked one can run on their network. Doesn't make a difference what AT&T makes you do for unlimited data. I only mentioned Crickets unlimited data plan. I never said that universally unlocked phones aren't a benefit. Point out in any of my posts here where I did. I'll wait.... However, that still doesn't change the fact that GSM unlocked phones are more popular than universally unlocked phones, and the average consumer doesn't care about universally unlocked as much as you'd like them to.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Doesn't matter. People want a fingerprint scanner. When the market speaks, companies have to listen if they want to stay relevant. Pretty much a fact. I don't care about the world. This article is in reference to a US carrier, so what happens outside of the US market is irrelevant. Yes, I am aware the world is bigger than the US, but the US is a significant market. You're kidding yourself if you think otherwise. https://swappa.com/prices/nexus-5-unlocked/ushttps://swappa.com/prices/nexus-6p-unlocked/ushttps://swappa.com/prices/nexus-6-unlocked/ushttps://swappa.com/prices/apple-iphone-6s-a1688-unlocked/ushttps://swappa.com/prices/apple-iphone-6s-plus-a1634-unlocked/ushttps://swappa.com/prices/moto-x-pure-edition-2015-unlocked/us As you can see, the numbers and sales average don't lie. I never said anything about anyone jumping ship. I said Blackberry should release their VKB onto the app stores and do the same thing they did with BBM. You have to try and see the bigger picture instead of your limited point of view. Besides security, what else can the Priv offer? It's not on Marshmallow, it doesn't have the best specs or a comparable UI to negate not having the latest specs, doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, and it's not really priced in comparison to the competition. I never said the Priv can't run on AT&T or their prepaid subsidiary, Cricket. I said Sprint and T-Mobile are the only two major carriers that offer Unlimited Data and that's in response to you not wanting to admit that the Priv skipped Sprint even though you mentioned before it was a sure release. Like I said before, the Swappa data in the links up above says it all.

18. meanestgenius

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It does matter, especially when the PRIV is geared towards those with security in mind first, like enterprise and regulated industries. BlackBerry's market has spoken, and it's a market that they are more relevant in than Apple. It's called enterprise. You'd do well to remember that. I don't care that you don't care about the "world". It doesn't make what I said any less of a fact. And you're kidding yourself if you think the rest of the world doesn't count when talking about smartphones. https://swappa.com/buy/blackberry-priv-att/ushttps://swappa.com/buy/blackberry-priv-tmobile/ushttps://swappa.com/buy/blackberry-priv-unlocked/us As you can see, the PRIV can be bought for much less than the $600 price you keep touting. I never said that you said anything about anyone jumping ship, did I? And you need to see the bigger picture instead of your limited point of view concerning business. BBM was released to other platforms for FREE and BlackBerry gained in user base for BBM. How would they benefit by doing the same with their vkb? BlackBerry releasing their vkb for others to use at this time could have an adverse effect on their future sales of the PRIV. Besides stellar security, the PRIV offers the best vkb and pkb in the business, stellar hardware build, a top-notch camera, great battery life, excellent call/signal quality due to their Paratek technology, a phone that can't be rooted, and near-stock Android UI experience. For you to say that the UI isn't comparable is like saying the same thing about the Nexus Phones. It can be picked up for as low as $450, as I have constantly stated (but you seem to keep ignoring that part), and...(this is a good one!) : http://blogs.blackberry.com/2016/04/sweet-android-6-0-marshmallow-now-available-on-priv/ BOOM!!! Goes the dynamite! PRIV is now on Marshmallow. An Android phone touting security first most certainly should not have a fingerprint scanner. It's too easy to defeat. Glad BlackBerry noticed that as well, and chose not to add one. You have to think beyond your limited scope of understanding. I never said that you said the PRIV can't run on AT&T or prepaid carriers, did I? I said it doesn't make a difference whether it's a major carrier or not, it still offers unlimited data and has a network that the PRIV is compatible with. And the PRIV didn't skip Sprint, Sprint chose not to carry it. Most likely because they can't afford it due to the fact that they are still paying off all those iPhones that they bought from Apple during their initial purchase. And SPRINT was the one that said they would carry the PRIV initially: http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/06/blackberry-priv-verizon-t-mobile-sprint/ Stop acting like I just made it up out of thin air. Like I said, the PRIV can be purchased for much lower than the $600 that you keep touting, as evident by the links I've provided.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah I'm not going to go through with the essay again. It all boils down to three things: Sprint didn't release the Priv even though you assured they would. CDMA market in the US is the only one that matters. Universally unlocked phones are far superior to GSM unlocked phones, fact.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

It also boils down to: I never "assured" anything. I repeated what Chen said. I even provided a link with him saying it. Comprehension is key. CDMA markets the world over is what matters. Not just in the U.S. Besides being "universally unlocked", those handsets do not offer any features greater than GSM unlocked ones, and in the iPhones case, GSM unlocked phones like the PRIV offer far more features than it does. GSM unlocked phones also outsell universally unlocked ones by a huge margin, so NO, universally unlocked ones aren't "superior". #FACTS.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually, you did. Every time I brought it up, you kept saying the CDMA versions for Sprint and Verizon were on the way. Consistency is key. I don't give a rat's tail what the world market has. For the sake of this discussion just like you used before, we are talking about the US market, a significant CDMA market where CDMA is far more prevalent. When they allow you to move from one carrier to another where the only thing you need is a SIM card regardless who the carrier is, yeah it is far more superior. #ProvenFacts

22. meanestgenius

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Actually, I DIDN'T. Me repeating what was said by BlackBerry's ceo is just that: me repeating what he said. I can't "assure" anything about the PRIV in that aspect because I don't control it. Logic is key. I don't give a rats tail what YOU don't give a rats tail about. It still doesn't change it from being a FACT, and I'm talking about the world in THIS discussion. While having the freedom to move from carrier to carrier with just your same phone has its merits, it still doesn't make universally unlocked phones "far more superior". Especially sales-wise, compared to GSM unlocked phones. #DefinitelyAProvenFACT

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I questioned the possibility of the Priv coming to Sprint several times but you kept assuring it was. Logic is key so maybe you should try using it next time. It's just unnecessary details that have nothing to do with the focus of this discussion. You only started mentioning the world after you saw that the Priv wasn't coming to Sprint in order to save yourself the embarrassment. Yes it does. Again that is a proven fact based on the numbers I posted. #NumbersSaysAll

24. meanestgenius

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You questioned, I kept repeating what Chen said. That was not my assurance. You should take your own advice about using logic and throw a dab of intelligence in there while you're at it. It's unnecessary to YOU because it proves MY point and not YOURS, so of course you'd say that. Those numbers from Swappa DO NOT prove that universally unlocked phones sell more than GSM unlocked phones, or have better features. Try again. #TheNumbersSayThatGSMUnlockedPhonesSell MoreThanUniversallyUnlockedOnes

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You kept repeating it like it was a sure thing. You were wrong and now you're deflecting by any means necessary. It's unnecessary because it's irrelevant. Fact. Yes they do, not my fault if you're too stubborn to see it. #GameOver

26. meanestgenius

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I repeated what Chen said. And? That's still not me giving any assurance to it being released on Sprint, as I don't have control over it. Not my fault you hang on my every word, lol. It's necessary and relevant, despite you having a "hissy fit" over it. Fact. Not they don't. Not my fault you're grasping at straws. #Fatality #IFinishedHim

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said you had control. I kept doubting it coming to CDMA networks, and it eventually came to Verizon but not on Sprint. It's ok to be wrong. It's irrelevant plain and simple. Fact. I'm not grasping at anything. #Done

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

You implied it the moment you kept saying that I was assuring everyone that they would release a Sprint variant of the PRIV. Don't backtrack now. It's ok to be wrong. It's relevant, plain and simple. You've grasped so many straws that you've made a hat out of them. #YesYouAreDone.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So now you're backtracking after you were proven wrong? #TypicalTrollTactic It's not relevant at all. Unless they're in the US, they don't matter. End of story. #Spoken That was pretty lame. #ArgumentOver

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

It takes a troll to know a typical troll tactic. And considering that I proved you wrong, that's exactly what you're falling back on. It is relevant, and you throwing the biggest hissy fit in the world won't change it. YOU are very lame. #TheArguementIsOverBecauseIWon

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not my fault you took the troll way out. Don't backtrack. Only in your warped mind is it relevant when it's really not. Another poorly used No You. You're done.

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