AT&T is all set to become the first carrier to offer BlackBerry’s first ever Android smartphone, the Priv in the US. And it won’t be taking long to make that happen, as the release date for this device has been marked down as November 6.
It’s not a surprise that the BlackBerry Priv will cost $249.99 with a two-year contract on AT&T. After all, it’s a pretty advanced and high-end smartphone in terms of both software and hardware. The carrier’s Next plans will enable customers to purchase the phone with $0 down by paying $24.67 for 30 months, $30.84 for 24 months or $37 for 20 months.
The Priv runs Android 5.1 Lollipop which is uncharacteristic for a BlackBerry handset, but is seemingly the only way to go forward if the company wishes to stay relevant in market right now. It does equip the software with some of its own features like a DTEK security system app which adds a number of privacy-focused traits to your device.
Blackberry has blessed this offering with a 5.4-inch dual-curved display which hides underneath it a slider keyboard. There’s an 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach camera onboard the smartphone as well, apart from a 3410mAh which promises long battery life.
A quick look at the key specs of the Blackberry Priv:
– Display: 5.4-inch with Quad HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 4
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
– CPU: 1.8GHz hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
– GPU: Adreno 418
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 2TB)
– Camera: 18MP rear, 2MP front
– Size: 147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm
– Weight: 192gms
– Battery: 3410mAh
While the Blackberry Priv has already been announced by AT&T now, we had recently heard that it’s also slated to hit Verizon Wireless early next year. But the red carrier is still to confirm that rumor.