Verizon version of the BlackBerry Priv gets FCC certification
The BlackBerry Priv has taken a step closer to its launch on Verizon. Big Red's version of the Android slider has paid a visit to the FCC. This is important to BlackBerry as the company reported a lower than expected sales figure of 700,000 handsets for its fiscal Q3. Having the Priv available on the nation's largest carrier can only be a positive for BlackBerry.
While the Priv might seem pricey at $699.99, BlackBerry CEO John Chen hinted during the company's Q3 earnings conference call, that the Priv will be getting a price cut. Chen made it sound as though this will take place in late February, around the time that MWC kicks off.
Since we can't imagine the phone launching on Verizon and getting a price cut just a few weeks later, we wouldn't be surprised to see the Priv launch on Verizon in February at a reduced price.
source: FCC via Crackberry