If you read our review of the Blackberry Priv, you know we didn’t exactly crown it the king of the Android world. In fact, we came away relatively dissatisfied with the device. That being said, it’s Blackberry’s first real attempt at utilizing the Android ecosystem, and we think it was a valiant attempt.
AT&T had previously signed a contract with Blackberry to make the device a carrier exclusive for a limited amount of time, but it looks like those days are soon to be ending, as T-Mobile has been confirmed to start carrying the device beginning on January 26th. Being T-Mobile, you’ll have to either purchase the device at the full retail cost of $720, or use the JUMP program and shell out $34/month.
This is a very pricey smartphone, but it does have it’s perks. For business professionals who value privacy above all else, Blackberry has integrated it’s own proprietary security system on top of Android. How well this actually works is up for discussion, but they have kept their promise and updated the device to the January Android security patch straight from Google. Usually the only phones to get fast treatment like this are Nexus devices, so if physical keyboards and high levels of security are your thing, it might be worth a look to get this for yourself or your company.
via: Android Headlines
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