Verizon says that the BlackBerry Priv will join its smartphone lineup "soon"
posted by Alan F. / Nov 06, 2015, 5:15 PM
While Verizon isn't ready to sell its customers the Priv today, it will be ready "soon." That is the word from the mobile operator's own @VerizonNews Twitter account. Verizon has also put up a place on its website where those interested in the Priv can leave their email address and receive a notification when the phone can be pre-ordered.
Earlier rumors had the Priv joining Verizon's lineup in 2016. The wording of today's tweet makes it sound like this could take place sooner, perhaps in time to be offered during the holiday shopping season.
source: @VerizonNews via AndroidandMe
- 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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And I'm wondering how they will ruin the design with their logo this time?
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 5:25 PM 7
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Not much room to do it, but I'd guess the top left corner of the screen.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 6:03 PM 0
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its easy.. just slap it on bottom speaker grill. just like droid turbo 2
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 8:12 PM 0
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I hope Verizon doesn't put their logo in a position on the Priv as to make it look unappealing. Tha being said, glad to see the largest US carrier will be carrying the Priv. Now all we need is for T-Mobile and Sprit to join Verizon and AT&T in carrying the Priv.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 5:35 PM 1
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You know they will. They always ruin phones looks by adding that horrible tramp stamp.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 5:37 PM 5
If this was unlocked out of the box like the Nexus and the Moto X phones, they wouldn't have to worry too much about this. It would make the steep price tag somewhat ok, but if that's not the case then I don't think it'll work.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 8:00 PM 0
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Per Verizon's deal with the FCC, they have to be unlocked. However, due to firmware, they lock MMS & Hotspot to their defaults. Since this device won't be rootable, I don't advise anyone to buy it unless they're on Verizon.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 9:26 PM 2
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You could try this and see if it works to take the logo off... :) http://www.androidheadlines.co
... or you could use a case.
posted on Nov 07, 2015, 1:58 AM 1
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Knowing Verizon, I'd say Q2 2016. Just late enough for the hype to simmer. Had they offered this device for the holidays, I believe Blackberry would be able to sustain. But, I think this will be Crackberry's last device. Hope they go out with a bang.
posted on Nov 07, 2015, 10:39 AM 0
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I thought the priv didnt have cdma bands? I dont know.....
posted on Nov 07, 2015, 4:35 PM 0
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