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Sprint Reneges On the BlackBerry Priv

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Apr 11, 2016, 9:44 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint appears to have had second thoughts about selling the BlackBerry Priv smartphone. In January, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the device — initially an AT&T exclusive — would reach Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Since then, T-Mobile and Verizon have launched the Android-based slider. Sprint has not. When questioned on Twitter, the official SprintCares account told consumers, "Sorry to say but we will no longer carry the BlackBerry Priv. If this changes in the future we will update customers." When asked directly, a Sprint representative said to Phonescoop, "At this time, Sprint does not have an availability date to share for bringing a smartphone from BlackBerry into our device lineup." BlackBerry has not commented on Sprint's change in plans. BlackBerry sold only 600,000 smartphones during its most recent quarter and cut the Priv's retail price from $699 to $649.

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Apr 11, 2016, 7:55 PM

Just like sprint itself

There have CLEARLY been nay-sayers going on about how blackberry is out of the market, but they keep making good phones like this and more people are buying them. Right? Right?
Also Sprint never claimed they would be getting it publicly. That was all Blackberry at CES in January. You say phones, yet Blackberry hasn't released multiple phones in years. There is only one Blackberry phone out now and it isn't that great of a p...
$BBRY is a B/O target... A BIG bird told me $GOOG is VERY interested...
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