Ma Bell has heard your cries! AT&T will be carrying the BlackBerry Priv in-stores and online starting November 6th. According to their website, the Priv will be available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S., which contradicts previous reports. We've reached out for clarification, and we were advised that AT&T will be the first U.S. carrier to offer BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone on November 6th, with others to follow in the coming weeks.
The Priv will be available for $249 with a 2-year contract, and monthly payments as low as $24.67 with AT&T various Next plans.
AT&T1 will be the first U.S. carrier to offer BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone, PRIV™ by BlackBerry®. PRIV will be available in retail stores nationwide and online at www.att.com on Friday, Nov. 6. BlackBerry lovers will get the features they’ve come to expect with the full ecosystem of Android™, all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network2 with the strongest LTE signal. Android™ users will also gain enhanced privacy and productivity from BlackBerry on their familiar OS and app experience.
PRIV brings the best of BlackBerry’s prized features to Android with access to over one million Android apps. Its slim design includes a 5.4-inch dual-curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 screen. Now, you have both options on one device: a best-in-class physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out from under the display or a touch-screen keyboard. PRIV has BlackBerry’s legendary battery life and the exclusive new DTEK™ warning system app. You can easily monitor the security level of your phone and know what apps’ access your microphone, location, camera and other personal information. Be confident that your privacy is under control and protecting you from malware and malicious tampering.
Additional Key Features:
- Camera: The 18MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera delivers professional looking photos.
- Battery: The 3410 mAh battery gives you up to 22.5 hours of uninterrupted power.3
- Storage: Don’t worry about saving all your emails, videos and pictures. You can expand your preloaded 32GB4 device storage up to 2TB with a micro SD4 slot (card sold separately).
- Operating System: Android 5.1.
Well-qualified customers can buy PRIV from AT&T for $0 down with AT&T NextSM 24, 18 and 125:
“You can finally have everything you loved about BlackBerry with the capabilities of Android OS. This smartphone is a powerhouse with sleek design, seamless productivity, and advanced security features on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility.
AT&T was the first wireless carrier to launch a BlackBerry device in the U.S. with the BlackBerry 950 in 1999; first with a GSM enabled product with the BlackBerry 5810 and 5820 in 2002; and the first and only to launch the exclusive BlackBerry Torch with full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen in 2011. The BlackBerry Z10 was the first BlackBerry smartphone to run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
Watch the PRIV by BlackBerry video and for more information visit: www.att.com/priv.
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1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T.
2Nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on average LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
3Many factors affect battery life, including network connectivity, application usage, feature configuration and battery age. Actual results may vary.
4MicroSD card sold separately.
5$0 down with AT&T Next req’s well-qualified credit & a 20-mth, 24-mth or 30-mth 0% APR installment agreement. Wireless service (voice & data) is required & is extra. Tax due at sale. If wireless svc is cancelled, device balance due. Other charges & restr’s apply. Visit att.com/next for AT&T Next requirements.
6 2-yr agmt req’s qual. svc (voice & data). Activation/upgrade (up to $45), early termination (up to $325) and other fees, charges & restr’s apply. See a store for details.