Last night, one of the webmasters for ShopBlackBerry accidentally put the BlackBerry Priv pre-order page live to the interwebs. While the "Pre-Order now" button wasn't enabled, we were able to discover the cost of $750 USD unlocked for Americans and $949 CAD for Canadians, with an expected ship date of November 16 after pre-orders begin.
Shortly after the pages went live, they were mysteriously removed by BlackBerry. We've reached
Michael T from the Rogers Social Media Team has let slip the pricing today for the BlackBerry Priv on Twitter. The full outright price will be $799.99CAD and $399.99CAD with a 2 year share everything plan.
This would equate to just over $600USD with today's
Signs of an impending BlackBerry Priv are abound these days. Today, we've started seeing proof of BlackBerry's PTCRB certification for the Priv, more specifically STV100-1 & STV100-3. The purpose of the PTCRB is to provide the framework within which GERAN , UTRAN , and E-UTRAN device certification can take place for members of the PTCRB, similar to FCC certification.
BlackBerry is serious about having a successful launch of the BlackBerry Priv. They've made that point clear by literally promoting the Priv on literally every social media network that is currently in use.
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BlackBerry went live with its own Priv Registration page last week. Now, Rogers is the first Canadian carrier to confirm they'll carry the Android-powered device, by beginning to take online reservations in their system. The actual pricing is not known at this time.
The Priv is expected to feature a 5.4-inch dual-curved