Good Morning America to give away 40 BlackBerry Priv units tomorrow

Good Morning America to give away 40 BlackBerry Priv units tomorrow
Want to win the BlackBerry Priv? To celebrate Good Morning America's 40th anniversary as ABC-TV's morning news show, 40 units of the BlackBerry Priv will be given away to audience members on Wednesday. The manufacturer's first Android powered handset was introduced to the GMA audience on Tuesday by weather anchor Ginger Zee (see video below).

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard will make an appearance at the studio to help select the lucky winners. If you plan on attending, better set the alarm on your BlackBerry Bold 9930 really early, because the show starts at 7am ET. Good Morning America broadcasts from the media center of the media center of the word. That would be Times Square in New York. The exact address is Broadway and 44th Street.

In the U.S., the phone is available unlocked from BlackBerry, and from AT&T. Verizon has thrown its red check mark in, and says that it will be offering the phone soon. Good Morning America has focused on smartphones lately. Last week, it dropped the Apple iPhone 6s, clad in a waterproof case, into a tank of water to see if it would survive (it did). GMA also broadcast live as the Motorola DROID Turbo 2's shatterproof screen was tested from 10 feet (it survived).

Now, you just might walk out of the GMA studio tomorrow with a free BlackBerry Priv. What a good morning that would turn out to be!

source: BlackBerry

Related phones

  • Display 5.4 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



8. MuhatorMomahad

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 22, 2015

It would be better if they give 40 Samsung Galaxy Edge+ or 40 Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

My priv is going back. It's been one of the biggest disappointments I've had as far as hardware. All the hardware issues and material used is pretty bad. Then to top it off the battery is only average which is a no go for me personally. BlackBerry can make hardware better than this.

5. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

You are in the extreme minority Pattyface. I've heard that it's better than any other Android device out there and even better than Apple's

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

My buddy got the priv and he has all the same hardware issues I do so I think it's the priv in general that isn't made all that well. He does get stellar battery life though..

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Agree. One of the worst experience with BlackBerry.. Z10 and Passport are way better than the Priv.

2. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Ah the joy of the priv, hopefully this creates enough buzz to let those technology illiterate that there are other alternatives to Samsung and apple.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True, I kinda dislike it when 90+% of the people around me are using galaxies and iphones.

1. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


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