Verizon's BlackBerry Priv just $259.99 on eBay


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.


source: eBay via AndroidPolice

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Priv
  • Display 5.4 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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53 Comments

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: 23120; 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: 23120; 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: 23120; 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.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Show me where in a recent Apple article where I've attacked some over and over again like you are doing just because I disliked what they said about Apple. You're just backtracking just because I threw your bs argument right back into your face, so get over it.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, now you're trying to deflect from the fact that you incessantly trolls BlackBerry articles and bash them because I put you in your place over your ignorant statements. You even admitted it. And stop trying to deflect from the fact that you've attacked users like Tedkord over and over again for simply making a comment on Apple and Samsung articles. I just stomped a mud hole in your BS argument, walked it dry, and shoved it up your burned bum, so deal with it.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm giving you a chance to put up or shut up. Post a link to a recent Apple article showing me where I've attacked someone over and over again like you are doing right now just because I disliked what they said about Apple. You don't know the details about why I call tedkord out all the time, so stop deflecting from the subject and just post the link to what I requested.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm giving YOU a chance to put up or shut up. Post a link on a recent BlackBerry article where you didn't make ignorant troll comments over and over again, like you've done on this one and then started crying because your ignorance was pointed out. And post a link showing that you actually own a Nexus 6P, and not some photoshopped image. You call Tedkord out all the time because you're trolling him, it's what trolls like you do. Now stop deflecting and post the links that I requested.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't try and backtrack by spinning this around on me. You made the claim, so now you are the one needs to provide the proof. Now show me a link to a recent Apple article showing me where I've attacked someone over and over again like you are doing right now just because I disliked what they said about Apple. You have nothing, and you know it but you don't want to admit that I'm right. You're deflecting by trying to once again ask for a picture of my Nexus 6P, a picture that I posted once before and you dismissed it. I don't have to prove a thing to you so you can get over it and stop being so pessimistic about it.

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don't try and deflect from what I'm asking you to do. You made a claim of ownership of a certain smartphone, and have yet to provide legitimate proof of such. You also have claimed to not bash or troll BlackBerry articles, and yet, you're constantly proven wrong about that, and you even admitted to doing so because of me. When you can supply legitimate proof of what I asked, I'll gladly do the same. Until then, don't even think about asking me to what you refuse to do. You have nothing, and you know it, but you don't want to admit that I'm right. You keep trying to say that the photoshopped image you provided before is proof, but we both know it's not, and that's why you refuse to post it again, and you even deleted it from your Imgr account. I certainly don't have to prove anything to you since you refuse to do the same, so you can get over it and stop making ignorant and hypocritical comments.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This has nothing to do with blackberry articles. I asked you to post a link and you didn't. Instead, you post some bs about me commenting on blackberry articles and you still being bumburned just because I won't give you another link to a picture of my Nexus 6P. Cry me a river, alpha. http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-rolls-out-major-update-for-its-Android-smartphones_id92668 Scott even called you out on your aggressive hypocrisy filled post even though I never posted in the article until much after seeing you and your pet mdchump mudslinging my name. http://www.phonearena.com/news/BBM-retains-more-users-than-most-other-Android-messaging-apps_id68065 I said the same thing you said, yet you decided to get butthurt and initiate another argument, which you got called out for as well. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorola-Blu-and-Apple-are-winning-in-the-booming-US-unlocked-smartphone-market_id79262 More bs from you picking a fight. http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-Keyboard-app-for-Android-is-now-available-with-new-features_id87210 Now post the link I requested before or just stfu.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

This has everything to do with BlackBerry articles. I asked you to post a link of you not maki g willfully ignorant comments on BlackBerry articles, as well as proof of you owning a Nexus 6P. I'm still waiting. You made willfully ignorant comments in that first link, as well as you being called out by several people for your incessant trolling of BlackBerry articles, and why you do it. You didn't say the same thing that I said, and you were crying like a butthurt buffoon because I pointed that out in the second linked article. YOU picked a fight with me in the third linked article, because I proved you wrong about what you said about GSM unlocked sales vs universally unlocked sales. You were taking trolling potshots at Chen and got mad because Subie and I said you are an undercover fan of BlackBerry. How is that picking a fight? You STILL haven't posted the proof that I requested. So put up or stfu.

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Furthermore, how are you asking me to supply recent links of you attacking people and you supplied links that aren't recent (and didn't prove your point, either), when I in fact specifically requested that you supply recent links? Stop acting like the rules don't apply to you JakeLee, because that's definitely not the case.

14. Cat97

Posts: 2076; 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.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; 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.

1. JC557

Posts: 1927; 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: 23120; 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: 23120; 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: 23120; 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: 23120; 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: 23120; 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.

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