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BlackBerry Priv - £288.00 @ BlackBerry

£288.00 @ blackberry
Black Friday special direct from BlackBerry. Sim Free BlackBerry Priv - now down to £288. Android Marshmallow update has just come out which seems to have sorted out many of the glitches that users … Read More
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7m, 2d agoFound 7 months, 2 days ago
Black Friday special direct from BlackBerry.
Sim Free BlackBerry Priv - now down to £288.
Android Marshmallow update has just come out which seems to have sorted out many of the glitches that users were reporting previously on Lollipop.
Also has the famous blackberry keyboard for those who still prefer to type.
And with it being Android you can get all those apps which aren't available on BlackBerry's operating system inc WhatsApp
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7m, 2d agoFound 7 months, 2 days ago
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10 Likes
finnmaccool
andy5and
Good price for a quality product voted hot.
You forgot to put Lol after that comment
I only use LOL when chatting with dead heads
So here you are LOL
6 Likes
mynameisthehulk
MUST RESiST

It's a BlackBerry. That's not gonna be hard!
5 Likes
So much nonsense posted when it comes to mobiles. Especially so if BlackBerry are involved. The Playbook? Really?

Hardware is good. Build is good. Yes it creaks a little. And I mean a little. It has moving parts for goodness sake! It apparently creaks less so in later models. Sliding mechanism is very satisfying.
It has a great screen with dual curved edges. Battery is ok. Could be better IMO considering it's size.
Keyboard isn't their best ever, but it's good. 100% the best physical KB on an Android at this level. That's fact! Virtual KB is exclusive to BB phones (unless you sideload) It's good too.
Two good choices for typing. More than most phones.
Close to stock Android. Most BlackBerry added software features can be de-activated or uninstalled.

BlackBerry (no longer called RIM) are transitioning to a software company. Their business is software and software support. I'd bet they'll update to at least the latest Security Patch for as long as they can. Nougat? No idea. But how many 2015 phones are getting Nougat?
Are BlackBerry going to survive? I'd place money on them before HTC. Don't see much profits at LG or Sony either...

Bottom line: If you want a nice phone with a keyboard, this is a good price. If the keyboard isn't a feature you desire, maybe look elsewhere.

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2 Likes #1
MUST RESiST
#2
I have this phone since Dec 2015. Great phone. Very easy to type on the physical keyboard
New BB phone with PKB has been hinted and I would prefer a BB Classic clone (with android) :)
6 Likes #3
mynameisthehulk
MUST RESiST

It's a BlackBerry. That's not gonna be hard!
1 Like #4
Good price for a quality product voted hot.
1 Like #5
andy5and
Good price for a quality product voted hot.


You forgot to put Lol after that comment
#6
mynameisthehulk
MUST RESiST


if I wasn't using the Dtek60 there is no way I'd be able to resist this dude oO ... I'm finding it tough as it is ...
#7
£12 cheaper than cw
10 Likes #8
finnmaccool
andy5and
Good price for a quality product voted hot.
You forgot to put Lol after that comment
I only use LOL when chatting with dead heads
So here you are LOL
1 Like #9
andy5and
finnmaccool
andy5and
Good price for a quality product voted hot.
You forgot to put Lol after that comment
I only use LOL when chatting with dead heads
So here you are LOL
LOL
1 Like #10
£299.38 with shipping (£11.38) so CPW at £299.99 with cash back would be better (although Blackberry has a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee (although I believe shipping back is your cost).
1 Like #11
secretmsg
£12 cheaper than cw


add delivery ca £11.5 from bbry shop- will be almost the same as CPW
1 Like #12
remember the playbook, sold cheap then nothing, a vacuum of support..... they could have unlocked the bootloader....
1 Like #13
tyr
secretmsg
£12 cheaper than cw
add delivery ca £11.5 from bbry shop- will be almost the same as CPW

Would prefer direct Warranty with BB & then dealing with Carphone directly. Awful service...
#14
Nice phone with a physical keyboard, microsd slot and blackberry hub collecting multiple email accounts together with texts and other messages
3 Likes #15
great price for the last BB smartphone ever... soon to be an antique
1 Like #16
Blackberry make quality hardware that's also very reliable. Plus it is not the usual sheep phone so therefore it's cool as well as hot!
2 Likes #17
99rb
remember the playbook, sold cheap then nothing, a vacuum of support..... they could have unlocked the bootloader....

Never let facts get in the way , ive had an update every month since purchase in 2015 on my priv
#18
Perfect, been waiting for this, ordered. Wouldn't change from my Classic but the end of support for Whatsapp at the end of the year is annoying.
1 Like #19
If only it was 200quid, I would have bought it instantly
#20
pimpchez
99rb
remember the playbook, sold cheap then nothing, a vacuum of support..... they could have unlocked the bootloader....

Never let facts get in the way , ive had an update every month since purchase in 2015 on my priv


well I'd not risk another blackberry product, they've pulled out of hardware production. Not promising.

And you must be rewriting history if you don't think what happened with the playbook is fact.
#21
TechNinja
If only it was 200quid, I would have bought it instantly
Give it time
#22
I hear all the Blackberry concerns but I still use a Passport and it's going strong. The PRIV is a fantastic phone and it's Android based not some oddball QNX stuff so there's no real worry? But, don't be fooled, that keyboard isn't as good as the ones in the Classic, Passport and other previous phones.

Edited By: plewis00 on Nov 21, 2016 21:13
#23
Always wanted one... I Just can't stand My iPhone 6s anymore. iOS 10 Killed the platform for me.
#24
£299 @ cpw plus some cashback if you want instore deal.
#25
these have apparently poor build quality with creaky plastic and one of BB's poorest keyboards, it should been this price ages ago Imo.
1 Like #26
Marky264
tyr
secretmsg
£12 cheaper than cw
add delivery ca £11.5 from bbry shop- will be almost the same as CPW
Would prefer direct Warranty with BB & then dealing with Carphone directly. Awful service...

The sales and warranty on shop blackberry is run by Digital River (*Partners) and Not directly with Blackberry. Return to them is at own cost. Apparently Digital River doesn't have great customer service either according to Crackberry and google search
#27
mikegrath
these have apparently poor build quality with creaky plastic and one of BB's poorest keyboards, it should been this price ages ago Imo.


I'm glad you used the word apparently. As they really don't, is the keyboard as good as the bold ? of course not its smaller but also has gesture controls to make up for it .

pretty dam solid I've dropped it many a time.
#28
This doesn't have a fingerprint reader does it? Shame :(
3 Likes #29
ritchie1
This doesn't have a fingerprint reader does it? Shame :(
Secure phones don't have fingerprint readers.
5 Likes #30
So much nonsense posted when it comes to mobiles. Especially so if BlackBerry are involved. The Playbook? Really?

Hardware is good. Build is good. Yes it creaks a little. And I mean a little. It has moving parts for goodness sake! It apparently creaks less so in later models. Sliding mechanism is very satisfying.
It has a great screen with dual curved edges. Battery is ok. Could be better IMO considering it's size.
Keyboard isn't their best ever, but it's good. 100% the best physical KB on an Android at this level. That's fact! Virtual KB is exclusive to BB phones (unless you sideload) It's good too.
Two good choices for typing. More than most phones.
Close to stock Android. Most BlackBerry added software features can be de-activated or uninstalled.

BlackBerry (no longer called RIM) are transitioning to a software company. Their business is software and software support. I'd bet they'll update to at least the latest Security Patch for as long as they can. Nougat? No idea. But how many 2015 phones are getting Nougat?
Are BlackBerry going to survive? I'd place money on them before HTC. Don't see much profits at LG or Sony either...

Bottom line: If you want a nice phone with a keyboard, this is a good price. If the keyboard isn't a feature you desire, maybe look elsewhere.
#31
fish323
ritchie1
This doesn't have a fingerprint reader does it? Shame :(
Secure phones don't have fingerprint readers.

But their newer ones do such as the DTEK60, are you saying that is less secure? Also that means you can only unlock with pattern, password and pin, I doubt they are more secure.

Edited By: ritchie1 on Nov 22, 2016 19:09
2 Likes #32
Fingerprint scanners are not a safe way to secure a phone. Do some google searches on the matter. Ot really is a joke way to 'secure' your phone. One of many articles.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2015/03/05/why-you-should-not-use-the-new-smartphone-fingerprint-readers/#2b23eee91aa8
ritchie1
fish323
ritchie1
This doesn't have a fingerprint reader does it? Shame :(
Secure phones don't have fingerprint readers.
But their newer ones do such as the DTEK60, are you saying that is less secure? Also that means you can only unlock with pattern, password and pin, I doubt they are more secure.


Edited By: fish323 on Nov 23, 2016 02:48: additional info
#33
Always been a fan of physical keyboards ... had to abandon the form factor when my Samsung Captivate Glide died in Summer 2014 and there was absolutely no upgrade available on the market so plumped for the LG G2.

When the Priv came out I was delighted and vowed to buy it when my G2 dies ... but it's still going strong lol. In the meantime I've now become quite used to virtual keyboards so am in two minds as to whether my next phone will indeed be the Priv or something more high spec.
#34
wow a blackberry that might be worth purchasing - not seen that for years............ good spot
#35
I've read on other sites that Priv will get Nougat early 2017. Obviously not confirmed, but not ruled out either.
#36
Khairul
Always been a fan of physical keyboards ... had to abandon the form factor when my Samsung Captivate Glide died in Summer 2014 and there was absolutely no upgrade available on the market so plumped for the LG G2.
When the Priv came out I was delighted and vowed to buy it when my G2 dies ... but it's still going strong lol. In the meantime I've now become quite used to virtual keyboards so am in two minds as to whether my next phone will indeed be the Priv or something more high spec.

Physical keyboards are a rarity on android phones so buy one while you still can.
Particularly at this price.
#37
3 weeks wait for delivery from Canada on BB direct with £11 shipping. Same price and get it tomorrow from Carphone..... job done!
#38
trott3r
Khairul
Always been a fan of physical keyboards ... had to abandon the form factor when my Samsung Captivate Glide died in Summer 2014 and there was absolutely no upgrade available on the market so plumped for the LG G2.
When the Priv came out I was delighted and vowed to buy it when my G2 dies ... but it's still going strong lol. In the meantime I've now become quite used to virtual keyboards so am in two minds as to whether my next phone will indeed be the Priv or something more high spec.
Physical keyboards are a rarity on android phones so buy one while you still can.
Particularly at this price.

Inevitably the price will go down much further over the next few months.
#39
Also available from Dixon Travel at UK airports for £299 sim free. Surprised to read about 3 week wait - they must be selling fast at shop Blackberry. The price may drop after Christmas, it was £399 on a previous special in September - BUT the Passport has only dropped to £235 and that runs on BB10 and may only ever get 1 more update (if ever). I've just bought the Priv at Dixon Travel. I don't think it will fall below £249 and that could take a while. The Priv is supposed to get Nougat update too.
#40
Strongly agree with you and this phone better than top Chinese phone (price wise) on market.

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