Back in January, at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), BlackBerry CEO confirmed that the Priv - which was an AT&T exclusive in the US at that time - will eventually be available from other major carries, including Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
While T-Mobile started selling the device in January itself, it landed on Verizon earlier last month. Sprint customers, on the other hand, have been waiting for the handset all this while. However, sadly, now it looks like the carrier has had a change of heart, with its customer care informing Priv hopefuls that Sprint won't be selling the Android device, at-least for now.
@CU4ABeer Sorry to say but we will no longer carry the BlackBerry PRIV. If this changes in the future we will update customers. JXC— Sprint Care (@sprintcare) April 8, 2016
Although it isn't yet clear why Sprint has now decided against carrying the Priv, the revelation does come at a time when BlackBerry finally admitted that the phone's price tag (near-$700) was too high for customers. The Canadian company also revealed that it sold a total of 600,000 phones in its fiscal fourth quarter, which was way below the 850,000 figure forecasted by analysts.
Chen needs to be fired. He took away one of Blackberry's best features, Blackberry OS.
So u are saying it is cosly because of android ? Dude there are better devices in the market in half the price and all of them are android..
Blackberry could make really great, Quality devices. but they should've aimed for midRange segment 1st, get to know the android market before going deep into highEnd masses. That was what Priv was at sd808, 3gb ram & 5.4 screen. At th...