While the Priv, BlackBerry’s Android device, appeared on the company’s website not too long ago boasting a hefty price tag of $749 and a launch date of the middle of November, it turns out BlackBerry has had a change of heart. The Priv has appeared on the company’s site again with some major changes in tow.
The hardware hasn’t changed, but BlackBerry is now listing the Priv for $699. That isn’t a huge price drop, but it should make the handset more attractive to some out there considering it as their new daily driver. For those not in the U.S., the handset is priced at £559.00 including VAT in the U.K. or $899 in Canada.
BlackBerry also improved shipping dates, too. The Priv is now listed as shipping beginning November 6 for orders in and outside the United States.
The Priv’s specs are the same. It still has the 5.43-inch Plastic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440. It boasts a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and there’s 32GB of built-in storage with 3GB of RAM. There’s an 18MP camera on the back with a 2MP front-facing camera on the other side. There’s a microSD card slot and the battery is measured in at 3410mAh. It’s running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Do you plan on picking up the Priv?