Blackberry launched the Blackberry Priv in November, but the phone has only had relatively limited availability. A recent leak highlights that the Blackberry Priv will become available on T-Mobile from January 26, 2016.
The Blackberry Priv has been available via Blackberry’s website, AT&T, Walmart and Amazon.
Now a leaked image has confirmed the handset will be available on T-Mobile. The leak is a calendar of T-Mobile events that show the Blackberry Priv (code name Blackberry Venice) will become available to T-Mobile customers in January 2016.
No surprise, because there’s has been some speculation that Blackberry was re-establishing its partnership with T-Mobile. In Nov., T-Mobile spokespersons confirmed that the carrier was in talks with Blackberry.
“I’m energized about our renewed relationship with T-Mobile and I’m excited about what 2016 will bring as we continue to move forward together,” said Blackberry CEO John Chen.
The Priv will probably be available on T-Mobile’s Jump On Demand lease – a plan where users pay off the phone in monthly installments. After a few months, you can return the original model and swap out with any other handset included within the program.
The Blackberry Priv’s Specifications
The Blackberry Priv is the company’s first Android phone. It boasts some high specifications such as its 18-megapixel primary camera for photography and video. It has 3 GB RAM and up to 200 GB of internal storage that’s microSD expandable. Its display resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels. Below is a list of the phone’s specifications.
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
- CPU: Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57
- GPU: Adreno 418
- OS: Android OS, v5.1.1
- RAM: 32 GB
- Internal Storage: 32 GB (expandable to 200 GB)
- Cameras: Primary 18-megapixel camera with 2-megapixel secondary camera
- Video: 2160p@30fps
- Battery: Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery
- Display: 5.4-inch display with 1440 x 2560 resolution
The Blackberry Priv will surely become more widely available during 2016. You can find further details about the phone at the Blackberry website.