The Priv, BlackBerry’s latest smartphone, features a keyboard that slides out and runs Android. It’s BlackBerry’s last ditch attempt to save the company from the Android-Apple onslaught, and now, it’s finally available for pre-order.
If you’re in the US, Canada or the UK, you can pre-order the Priv on BlackBerry’s official website or your mobile carrier. The phone costs $699 in the US, $899 in Canada and £559 in the UK. That pricing is in iPhone territory, which makes us wonder why BlackBerry, which is struggling to sell phones, didn’t price it lower.
BlackBerry hasn’t announced India pricing or availability yet, but according to Gadgets 360, which quotes Indian import-export Zauba, the phone will cost about Rs. 50,000 in India.
(With agency inputs)