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.
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.
If you'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.
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.
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.
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.
BlackBerry has announced that it will "end all internal hardware development", with future "BlackBerry-branded devices" built by third parties, running its custom "secure Android smartphone software".
The full specs list of the BlackBerry DTEK60, codename 'Argon', have leaked. The 5.5-inch device reportedly features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
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.
BlackBerry'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.
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&T.
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.
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.
BlackBerry has finally started upgrading its only Android handset to the latest OS version, calling itself "an early Marshmallow adopter" - six and a half months after it was originally released.
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&T plan.
BlackBerry's CEO said that all four major US carriers would sell the Priv, and Sprint 'happily confirmed' its plans to do so until last Friday - but it now says it won't offer the device after all.
BlackBerry has reduced the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in the US, UK and several European markets - but the handset's price remains unchanged in the company's home country.
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't be rolling out any time soon.
Shortly after AT&T launched the Priv in November, Verizon said the device would be "coming soon" to its network. Now, four months later, the carrier has finally launched BlackBerry's Android flagship.
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 'transition' to Android, although BB10 is still more secure for now.
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.
Nearly three months following the release of the Blackberry PRIV on AT&T, T-Mobile US has finally launched the smartphone on their network. PRIV is Blackberry's first Android-powered smartphone.
T-Mobile will be offering the BlackBerry Priv starting next week. The handset will be available via 'Jump! On Demand' and can be purchased with payments. The Priv will arrive on January 26th.
Although BlackBerry adopted Android for its latest flagship smartphone, the company isn't planning to ditch its homegrown BlackBerry 10 OS just yet, and will be rolling out an update this year.
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
BlackBerry'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&T last week, and will soon be available on Verizon.
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AT&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.
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.
The BlackBerry Priv briefly appeared on the company'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.
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BlackBerry'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.
BlackBerry has revealed the first official images of its new Android flagship, the 'PRIV', which the company says is a reference to 'privacy [being] a fast-disappearing privilege in the modern world'.
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BlackBerry published its latest quarterly results today - and after selling just 800,000 smartphones, and booking a larger-than-expected loss, it's confirmed that a new Android flagship is on the way.
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.