T-Mobile reveals pricing on the BlackBerry Priv one week before release
posted by Alan F. / Jan 19, 2016, 9:39 AM
If you'd rather purchase the device instead of leasing it, T-Mobile will sell the Priv to qualified customers for $0 down and 24 payments of $30. The full retail price of the Priv at T-Mobile is $719.99.
To refresh your memory, the BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 541ppi. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, carrying a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage. For those requiring additional storage space, a 2TB capacity microSD slot is available.
The 18MP rear-facing camera offers OIS, and the 2MP front-facing camera takes selfies and handles video chats. A 3410mAh battery is on board, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.
After T-Mobile starts selling the Priv, the phone will eventually show up at Verizon and Sprint.
source: T-Mobile via Phonescoop
- 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
Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014
Suddenly just lost all interest. I'll keep my V10.
posted on Jan 19, 2016, 9:46 AM 1
I still think the Priv is at a severe disadvantage right now. Between the iPhone 6S, the Nexus 6P, the Note 5 and soon to be S7, what exactly is the reason they thought $700 for the Priv was a good idea? It's not like the offering is as strong as what's offered in the Nexus or iPhone series.
posted on Jan 19, 2016, 11:02 AM 3
Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014
Nah, more like YOU wish. With the Priv I can: Send files, songs, pics, etc via Bluetooth to any Bluetooth capable handset Have FULL NFC capabilities Have a more secure phone than the iPhone Much better multitasking Can make the phone look however I want via launchers Am not locked in to a walled garden Am not basically being told how to use my phone The iPhone doesn't have any of those features that I listed, and quite possibly never will. Any of what I listed makes the Priv trump the iPhone.
posted on Jan 24, 2016, 4:32 PM 0
Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014
Grasshopper, the Priv is not meant to be a mainstream phone. It is clearly directed at older folks like me who appreciate unsurpassed security, quality build and that physical keyboard. Just as you don't have a problem paying Apple's premium pricing for a quality device which is severely short on specs, BlackBerry fans don't mind paying a premium either. Unlike other Android OEMs, BlackBerry has been sending out monthly security and bug fixes as they promised. Marshmallow may not be in the cards yet because it has to pass muster with the security features in place. Your trolling has been pleasantly absent lately and I commend you for it. Keep it up and we can continue to have adult dialogue.
posted on Jan 19, 2016, 12:04 PM 3
Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015
You wanna dialogue with that iMxy kid? Seriously? Heck, iPhans do not get it: since they do not mind paying $700 for their iPhones, which is always short of the latest features, then BlackBerry fans do mind paying the same amount or even more for their preference - the Priv or whatever BB phone. Period! SMH
posted on Jan 19, 2016, 12:22 PM 1
Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010
What? Old folks want more security? Who is walking around with that much business info on their phone. Certainly not old folks. BlackBerry fans don't mind paying premium price?!? What fans??They all jumped ship. If they didn't mind paying they would still be here. More like Apple fans don't mind paying premium....You guys gotta give up this "security" feature. No one really cares about it enough. The #'s show it. I just do it by not having that much personal stuff on a phone. Get real man..there are no BB fans anymore willing to pay that price. They are a very small number of loyal people. That's it.
posted on Jan 19, 2016, 2:20 PM 2
Crispin, I can respect your comment since you're being reasonable and not trying to shove Blackberry opinions down someone's throat like the super fan. I do like the security software Blackberry has for the Priv. The permissions overhaul isn't really needed from Marshmallow, but the Doze feature is the most important. For Blackberry folks who want Android without giving up the Blackberry side, the Priv is a decent choice.
posted on Jan 19, 2016, 11:35 PM 0
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