Verizon's BlackBerry Priv just $259.99 on eBay

The BlackBerry Priv keyboard may not be BlackBerry's best, but it will still do the job

The BlackBerry Priv keyboard may not be BlackBerry's best, but it will still do the job


The Verizon branded version of the BlackBerry Priv is now available on eBay for the low price of just $259.99. While the seller has rung up 17 units, there is still a limited quality available. Even though the listed model (STV100-2) is for customers of the nation's largest carrier, it does offer some GSM capabilities. The handset comes with a vertically sliding QWERTY keyboard. Thanks to the sliding mechanism, the QWERTY keyboard on the Priv is not like the one on other 'Berry models like the BlackBerry Bold 9930, the BlackBerry Passport and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone. Still, it will get the job done.

In case you've forgotten, the Priv comes with a 5.4-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 808 chipset. This contains a hexa-cxore 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 18MP with an aperture of f/2.2 and OIS. A 2MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is the 3410mAh bat, and an update to Android 6.0 has the device running on Marshmallow.

If you're interested in picking up the BlackBerry Priv at an extremely low price, click on the sourcelink. Keep in mind that the seller has a 98% rating for positive feedback, so there have been some complaints.

Get the Verizon branded BlackBerry Priv on eBay for just $259.99

Get the Verizon branded BlackBerry Priv on eBay for just $259.99


source: eBay via AndroidPolice

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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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53 Comments

1. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Too little too late and this should have been the case months ago at Verizon and not on Ebay. Now I'll just wait and see about the KeyOne for my physical keyboard needs.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

While I agree that the PRIV should have been this price some time ago, I think that the fact that some carriers and sellers just now lowering the price speaks to the strengths of this handset.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. This should have been the price a long time ago, but blackberry is still living in the past. This is probably Verizon trying to get rid of a surplus of unsold devices.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I guess it's a good thing that BlackBerry has learned from their pricing mistakes, as the DTEK60, BlackBerry's most current flagship smartphone, was priced at $200 less than the flagships offering similar specs. That, and the fact that BlackBerry no longer has anything to do with the pricing of their branded handsets anymore, since September of last year. You sure it's not you that's still living in the past? ;)

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You just contradicted yourself. BlackBerry's last two flagship phones were very overpriced, and that's a proven fact.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

No I didn't. You're being ignorant again. BlackBerry's last/most recent flagship phone was the DTEK60, and it certainly wasn't overpriced at all, and that's a proven fact.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You just did up above. Stop backtracking. I never said the DTEK60 was overpriced. I said that the Priv and the Passport were. Pay attention.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

No I didn't. Stop being ignorant and trying to change the facts to suit your false narrative. If I did, post exactly what the contradicting statement was. Don't worry, I'll wait. You never named the PRIV or the Passport. You said "BlackBerry's last two flagships....", of which the DTEK60 is one, being BlackBerry's last and most current flagship, and the PRIV is the other. These are undisputed facts, regardless of who built the devices. Pay attention to what you type. There is NO denying that the DTEK60 is BlackBerry's last most current flagship.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You said that the DTEK60, BlackBerry's outsourced phone from TCL, wasn't overpriced and that blackberry learned their lesson. But you then turn around and say BlackBerry has nothing to do with the pricing of those handsets. Dude, you are moving the goalpost back so far that 80 football fields can be placed in the space between. You are clearly in denial about BlackBerry's last two flagship phones being overpriced.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

None of what I said was incorrect or contradictory. BlackBerry priced the DTEK60 prior to getting out of the hardware business. This is a known FACT. Dudette, you are trying to change the facts to suit your incredibly false narrative, and failing miserably at it. You are clearly in denial about the DTEK60 being BlackBerry's last flagship phone that they priced, which was priced at about $200 less than other flagships with similar specs, thus proving my point.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You just said blackberry has nothing to do with the pricing of their recent handsets. You're moving that goalpost again just because I pointed out your contradicting comment. Your point is invalid because their last flagship was the Priv.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Re-read what I said until the reading compression kicks in. I never said anything about "recent". I said BlackBerry hasn't had anything to do with the pricing of its branded handsets since September of last year. The DTEK60 came out before that. Your point is full of ignorance because BlackBerry's last " in-house" flagship was the PRIV. The DTEK60 is BlackBerry's most current flagship that came out after the PRIV. The fact that it wasn't made house does not change these FACTS. By your logic, no BlackBerry branded handset going forward will ever be a BlackBerry flagship, since the entire design and manufacturing is outsourced via licensing agreement, which is absolutely false. You keep trying to change the facts around to suit your false narrative.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you're backtracking? Understood. You've been proven wrong and now you're trying to deflect from the truth. You're only having trouble comprehending what I said because I said it. Subie had no trouble understanding what I said about the Priv being the last in-house flagship device. This whole argument is stupid and pointless.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, so you're still trying to change the facts to suit your horrendously false narrative? Understood. You've been proven wrong and are desperately backtracking and deflecting from the truth. You're only denying that you're wrong because it's me that proved you wrong. Subie corrected your ignorance about the PRIV, just like I did. It's your own fault that you can't get your point across intelligently. The only thing stupid and pointless about this is that you refuse to admit that you're wrong.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe you're just incapable of seeing past me making the comment, so you attack instead. That's what it is. I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. You just can't stand to see me post something related to blackberry without getting salty.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or maybe it's they you're just incapable of not being a troll on BlackBerry articles, so you continue to make willfully ignorant comments instead. That's what it is. I'm not asking you. I'm telling you. You just can't stand to see BlackBerry in a positive light without getting bumburned and being in pain.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The constant parroting of my comments is getting annoying. You're doing this on purpose just because it's me, and I guarantee that you will parrot that. I am not bummed about blackberry being in a positive light from their software side of things. You are the one who is bumburned about me making a simple inquiry. I have the right to comment on articles just like you do, so stfu and get over it.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The constant willfully ignorant comments that you make on BlackBerry articles, as well as the constant bashing of BlackBerry, is annoying. You only do it because of me. You even admitted it. You are in extreme pain because BlackBerry is belong shown in a positive light, and it shows in your comments. The pain and anal leakage is so severe for you that I can even feel it thew the screen of my smartphone. I have a right to challenge ignorant comments made in a public forum, so stfu and get over it.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can feel the heat of the fire that I'm burning you in "through" my Nexus 6P. You're just mad because I won't cave in to you and your constant btching and moaning when someone disagrees with you.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

If only you owned a Nexus 6P for that to be possible, lol. You're just mad because I won't cave into your cries of pain and btching of me not challenging your willfully ignorant comments.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

As I said above, the PRIV should have been this price some time ago, being that the handset is now two years old. Still, it's a good price for a handset that's still very capable in performance, has an innovative slide out physical keyboard, and stellar BlackBerry software and support for said software. The on time, quicker than other non-Google OEM's monthly security patches provided by BlackBerry keep it's Android offerings like the PRIV safe, secure, and improves performance which each security update. These security updates are better than full OS updates, imo. Those that have never used this, or other BlackBerry Android handsets, can only speak out of ignorance about them, as they don't know how good they actually are.

14. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

So you can own a piece of history :)

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

History has shown the flaws of being the first, which is why you should look elsewhere.

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I'd drop $250 for the AT&T model as long as it's not a refurb. This would be nice, but the VZ model is missing some bands and I have no time for Big Red and all the snarky aholes that work for them.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I would recommend something more capable.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Name a device more capable that provides everything that the PRIV does.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Everything about the Priv is objective with you, but that's not how it works.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pot, meet kettle.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's true. Look at yourself, you throw a hissy fit every time I say something negative about blackberry. It's just not me, but you do it to anyone. You're just mad because the truth gets spoken and you end up being bumburned about it.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're just seething with anger now because I constantly call you out on your willfully ignorant statements on BlackBerry articles. And it's not just me that does it, Crispin, aeglish and others do it as well. You even admitted to ignorantly bashing BlackBerry articles because I constantly put you in your place. You're just butthurt because the truth gets spoken about your ignorance and trolling, and now you're crying in pain about it. And I didn't even go into detail about how you do the same thing you're accusing me of, on Apple articles.

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