T-Mobile reveals pricing on the BlackBerry Priv one week before release

T-Mobile reveals pricing on the BlackBerry Priv one week before release
With AT&T losing its exclusivity on the BlackBerry Priv this week, T-Mobile will add the first Android powered BlackBerry to its equipment lineup on January 26th. In advance of the release, the carrier has released its pricing of the device. For those using JUMP! On Demand, the slider will cost $0 down and $34 a month. That is actually an 18 month lease. After that time period expires, you can return it for a new phone, or pay off the balance to keep it. You are allowed to upgrade up to three times in one-year with the plan.

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

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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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88 Comments

1. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Suddenly just lost all interest. I'll keep my V10.

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Exactly, interesting phone but not for that price

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

@iMxy: Priv over iPhone 6s any flipping day of the flipping week! Hands down.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hex! Welcome back! And I totally agree. The Priv trumps the iPhone 6s.

43. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Get out of here boy

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

Get of my sack, nut job.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol got him.

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can get of as well.

100. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I do not want to hear your fantasies about being on your sack.

111. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't want you on my sack, but here you are, on my sack.

99. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish. With the 6S, I can go to ANY carrier. Can't do that with the Priv and that alone is enough to trump the Priv.

112. meanestgenius

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.

118. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Except... You don't nor will you ever own the 6S. So stop fantasizing.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol you wish.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

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.

16. Hexa-core

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

65. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Back from vacation and you're already starting trouble?

72. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

Got Mxy good, Hexa!

83. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Don't mind him man. When his iBiasm is exposed, he calls it "starting trouble". Meanwhile he keeps attacking you, Scott and BobbyDigital in nearly every article. SMH

101. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Two trolls high-fiving each other.

113. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

I always find it funny when the person regarded as the biggest troll on this site calls other people trolls. Hilarious!

17. xq10xa

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.

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Son, you really need to get laid and get a life. You seriously have no clue.

26. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah...cuz we go from phones to getting a life and getting laid. That's what I thought. No answer.

47. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I actually have, I got laid once for letting a girl borrow my back up phone, amazing night while camping!

50. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Getting bones for phones. Nice.

85. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

So what!? SMH

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21811; Member since: May 28, 2014

+1. This dude hasn't had a clue since he was in diapers.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

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