BlackBerry Priv was released in January this year much to the delight of those who were craving a physical keyboard on a good Android running device. Early on January 26, the Android offering from BlackBerry landed through T-Mobile.
According to report on Digital Trends, at the CES 2016, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the BlackBerry Priv would also be arriving on Verizon as well as Sprint and that it would be landing “soon.” Fans witnessed the arrival of the Android-powered device through Verizon in March, but there had been no word about when it would come through Sprint.
Now, in a turn of events, it appears that Sprint may not be carrying the BlackBerry Priv after all. When Sprint subscribers took to Twitter to voice their concerns over when the handset would become available, Sprint’s “Social Customer Service Team” reverted by saying that the carrier wouldn’t be carrying the Blackberry Priv.
A number of recent reports have thrown light on why the company has planned to bring out mid-range Android devices by the end of 2016. And as per report on The National, the handset won’t be following in the footsteps of Priv. The company is probably taking its lessons from its first Android-run device and thus, is working on giving fans two different devices. It was reported that Blackberry will be bringing out a device equipped with the physical keypad and the other with a full touchscreen.
CEO John Chen revealed to The National that starting out with the high-end BlackBerry Priv Android device could have been an error, he said, “The fact that we came out with a high-end phone [as our first Android device] was probably not as wise as it should have been.”
Keep an eye on this space for more details and updates about the BlackBerry Android devices gearing up to arrive during the year end.