BlackBerry Priv now available from Verizon, in stores March 11th



Verizon is now carrying the PRIV on its network. Starting today, March 3, you can buy the phone online or wait until March 11 to buy it in a physical store.

As for pricing, Verizon is offering the Priv at $30 per month for 24 months or, for those looking to buy outright, at a full retail price of $720. The Priv's listing on Verizon's online store came with zero fanfare, so it's unclear when we may see the smartphone land in retail stores, but we hope to hear more on that soon.

The PRIV, which is short for both “privacy” and “privilege”, is marketed as a secure Android phone. It uses a modified version of Android 5.1.1, with a hardware-based cryptographic key, a hardened Linux kernel and a Dtek security app to monitor user activity.


▍BlackBerry Priv Specifications:
▪ Screen size: 5.1-inch display, 1440 x 2560 (2K)
▪ Dimensions: 5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 inches (147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm)
▪  Processor: Snapdragon 808, 6-core, dual-core 1.8 & quad-core 1.44 GHz
▪ RAM : 3 GB
▪ Weight: 6.77 ounce
▪ Camera: 18 MP
▪ Storage capacity: 32 GB, expandable with microSD slot


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Verizon is offering extra deals as well. Customers activating a PRIV on Verizon Plan XL or bigger will give you 24 GB of extra data per year, for life. And if you switch to Verizon from a discount carrier, or a carrier with a bad network, you’re eligible for up to $650 towards your old contract.
source: Verizon