Neowin News Feed for: Priv Neowin News Feed for: Priv en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 BlackBerry ends monthly security updates for its PRIV <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It seems like ages, but it has only been a couple years since the release of the BlackBerry PRIV. The firm has now announced that it will no longer issue monthly security updates for the handset. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:26:02 +0000 BlackBerry Priv will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry has confirmed that its Priv and DTEK smartphones will not receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat or 8.0 Oreo. Regardless, security updates should continue for the affected devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usen Joshua O. ) Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:52:01 +0000 BlackBerry PRIV gets discounted to $349 for those in the US <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;re looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry PRIV, now is probably the best time. Although the KEYone is set to arrive in the coming months, the PRIV has recently been discounted to $349. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:28:01 +0000 BlackBerry brings March security update to its Android devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry is one of the first manufacturers to roll out the March security update for its Android devices, after Google released its latest round of patches for the OS earlier this week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:30:01 +0000 You can now get an unlocked BlackBerry Priv for just $289.99 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While BlackBerry is currently selling the Priv for $499 via its online store, you can now get the high-end Android handset - which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard - elsewhere for just $289.99. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:16:01 +0000 Six months late, Verizon finally brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to BlackBerry Priv <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over a year after Google released Android 6.0, and six months after BlackBerry said the Marshmallow update was available for the Priv, Verizon has finally begun rolling out the update to the device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:44:01 +0000 End of an era: BlackBerry officially gives up on designing and building its own phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry has announced that it will &quot;end all internal hardware development&quot;, with future &quot;BlackBerry-branded devices&quot; built by third parties, running its custom &quot;secure Android smartphone software&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:01 +0000 BlackBerry DTEK60: Full specs leak of new Android device, codename 'Argon' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The full specs list of the BlackBerry DTEK60, codename &#039;Argon&#039;, have leaked. The 5.5-inch device reportedly features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Moore) Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:30:01 +0000 BlackBerry has slashed up to 28% off its Priv Android flagship in several markets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry has cut a hefty chunk off the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in several key markets, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and various parts of Europe. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:01 +0000 BlackBerry 'DTEK50': Official images and specs of new mid-range Android phone appear early <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry&#039;s new mid-range Android phone prematurely appeared on its site today, revealing images of the device, along with key specs - including a Snapdragon 617 SoC, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:24:01 +0000 Two months late, AT&T finally rolls out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for BlackBerry Priv <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two and a half months after BlackBerry made the update available for the device - and over nine months after Marshmallow was first released - Android 6.0.1 is finally rolling out to the Priv on AT&amp;T. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:08:01 +0000 Android 6.0 Marshmallow finally makes its way to the BlackBerry Priv on T-Mobile US <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over eight months after Marshmallow was first released - and six weeks after it made its way to the device on other US carriers - Android 6.0 is finally available for the BlackBerry Priv on T-Mobile. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:36:01 +0000 Priv problems: AT&T executive says BlackBerry's Android flagship is "really struggling" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The executive said that many sales of the Priv were to BlackBerry loyalists who disliked Android and later returned it, adding that the high price also contributed to weak demand for the device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:28:01 +0000 BlackBerry announces Android 6.0 rollout for Priv - six months after Marshmallow's release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry has finally started upgrading its only Android handset to the latest OS version, calling itself &quot;an early Marshmallow adopter&quot; - six and a half months after it was originally released. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:02:01 +0000 BlackBerry Priv gets $200 off, now available for just $449.99 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry cut the price of the Priv to $649 this month, but you can now buy the device for just $449.99 - almost $200 below its official price tag, and nearly $290 less than it costs on an AT&amp;T plan. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:14:01 +0000 Sprint "happily confirms" it will soon offer BlackBerry Priv... then confirms that it won't <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry&#039;s CEO said that all four major US carriers would sell the Priv, and Sprint &#039;happily confirmed&#039; its plans to do so until last Friday - but it now says it won&#039;t offer the device after all. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:50:01 +0000 BlackBerry Priv gets a permanent price cut in UK, Europe and US... but not Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry has reduced the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in the US, UK and several European markets - but the handset&#039;s price remains unchanged in the company&#039;s home country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:10:01 +0000 BlackBerry to begin Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta for Priv - but update is still months away <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry is inviting Priv owners to register for its Marshmallow beta program - but beta testing is expected to last until mid-June, which means the update won&#039;t be rolling out any time soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:06:01 +0000 Verizon is now selling the BlackBerry Priv - four months after saying it was "coming soon" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Shortly after AT&amp;T launched the Priv in November, Verizon said the device would be &quot;coming soon&quot; to its network. Now, four months later, the carrier has finally launched BlackBerry&#039;s Android flagship. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:42:15 +0000 BlackBerry: "The future is really Android", two new lower-cost devices on the way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A BlackBerry exec said that two more Android handsets are on the way, and also confirmed that the company is in the midst of a full &#039;transition&#039; to Android, although BB10 is still more secure for now. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:28:01 +0000 BlackBerry launches its Priv smartphone in India, but it will cost a premium <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry is looking to capitalize on the Indian market, but when you look at the price tag on its Priv smartphone, it is hard to believe that Indians will pass on cheaper high end alternatives. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:46:01 +0000 T-Mobile US customers can now pick up the Blackberry PRIV <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nearly three months following the release of the Blackberry PRIV on AT&amp;T, T-Mobile US has finally launched the smartphone on their network. PRIV is Blackberry&#039;s first Android-powered smartphone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Derrek Leigh) Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:28:01 +0000 BlackBerry Priv available through T-Mobile next week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>T-Mobile will be offering the BlackBerry Priv starting next week. The handset will be available via &#039;Jump&#33; On Demand&#039; and can be purchased with payments. The Priv will arrive on January 26th. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:28:01 +0000 BlackBerry 10 isn't quite dead yet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Although BlackBerry adopted Android for its latest flagship smartphone, the company isn&#039;t planning to ditch its homegrown BlackBerry 10 OS just yet, and will be rolling out an update this year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:30:01 +0000 BlackBerry CEO hints at launching another Android smartphone in 2016 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, has revealed in an interview that the company could launch its second Android smartphone next year depending on the response received by the Priv <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:06:01 +0000 BlackBerry's new Android flagship, the Priv, is "coming soon" to Verizon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry&#039;s Priv - which features a 5.4-inch dual-curved Quad HD display, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 CPU and slide-out keyboard - went on sale on AT&amp;T last week, and will soon be available on Verizon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:06:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of heart attacks, Android update lulz, and Microsoft's 'unlimited' problems <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Work &amp; Play and witless &#039;tweetbait&#039;, to Windows updates, Priv pricing, Xbox excitement, Cortana&#039;s fruity segue, and Microsoft&#039;s Red Hat love, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 08 Nov 2015 02:25:29 +0000 BlackBerry PRIV arriving on AT&T for $249 with two-year contract <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AT&amp;T has announced that it will be offering the BlackBerry PRIV starting on November 6th. Featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Android device will be available for $249 on a two-year contract. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:26:01 +0000 BlackBerry opens pre-orders for new Priv Android flagship in UK, US and Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry is now accepting pre-orders directly for its new Priv flagship in the UK, US and Canada, and prices are slightly lower than expected - but the device will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:19:43 +0000 BlackBerry 'Priv' Android flagship priced at $750 unlocked, shipping November 16 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The BlackBerry Priv briefly appeared on the company&#039;s web store, confirming many of its key specs, and revealing that the Android flagship will cost $750 off-contract in the US, and $949 in Canada. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:18:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Dell's big buy, iMac spec shock, and Microsoft's Windows 10 'mistake' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Pepsi-phones and BlackBerry&#039;s pricey Priv, to a wooden Windows Phone, another Android flaw, gapless Groove, and Microsoft&#039;s Twist on iOS, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 18 Oct 2015 01:01:14 +0000 BlackBerry Priv registrations open in US and Canada, available for pre-order in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry&#039;s first Android smartphone can now be pre-ordered in the UK through Carphone Warehouse, although the official unveiling of the device is still a few weeks away. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Sat, 17 Oct 2015 15:36:01 +0000 First official images of 'PRIV by BlackBerry' show off the new Android flagship <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry has revealed the first official images of its new Android flagship, the &#039;PRIV&#039;, which the company says is a reference to &#039;privacy [being] a fast-disappearing privilege in the modern world&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:52:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Lumia luxury, Android antitrust, Chinese Windows, and an iPad on a stick <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From the Selfie Spoon and the starship Enterprise, to enterprise devices, BlackBerry&#039;s &#039;droid, Apple&#039;s Titan and Samsung&#039;s love for iPhone buyers, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 27 Sep 2015 03:10:10 +0000 BlackBerry confirms Priv Android flagship, after selling just 800,000 smartphones last quarter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry published its latest quarterly results today - and after selling just 800,000 smartphones, and booking a larger-than-expected loss, it&#039;s confirmed that a new Android flagship is on the way. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:46:01 +0000 BlackBerry's new Android flagship will go on sale as the 'BlackBerry Priv' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It seems that the new Android flagship - featuring a large display that slides up to reveal a physical (but still touch-sensitive) keyboard - will be called the BlackBerry Priv. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:14:01 +0000