Good news if you've been eyeing the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv but haven't bought one yet. Starting today the price of a Priv sold by BlackBerry unlocked has just been dropped in the US and Europe. And this is no limited time type of deal - it's a permanent price cut.
That said, it's not the biggest of reductions. In the US you'll save $50 compared to the launch price, while in Continental Europe you'll be asked to pay €50 less than before. The £50 price cut from the UK that we reported on last month has been made official on this occasion too.
So, from today an unlocked and SIM-free Priv will set you back $649 in the US, and €729 in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and The Netherlands. And it can be bought for £529 in the UK.
As you may already know, the Priv is BlackBerry's first Android smartphone, with a striking vertical slider design and a full physical QWERTY keyboard. It currently runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but an update to Marshmallow should arrive in a few weeks - in fact you can already sign up to beta test it.
Would agree - there are lots of die hard fans out there - unless they bring in attractive pricing they will lose out miserably
Blackberry management is so stupid that they just deserve to exit the business.
Hahaha...Absolutely true...The Priv is nowhere comparing to the best Android phones.