T-Mobile to sell the BlackBerry Priv

The deal will give customers a third carrier
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T-Mobile will join with AT&T and Verizon to offer the new BlackBerry Priv to its customers. A company source recently confirmed T-Mobile will soon close a deal with BlackBerry to roll out the new mobiles on its network, reports Phone Arena.

Right now, T-Mo doesn’t carry Priv, but the deal will give customers a third carrier from which to buy the Android flavoured phone. BlackBerry CEO John Chen reports that T-Mo will collaborate with BlackBerry to set the release date for the smartphone.  

Owing to the Priv’s fat price tag, many customers are waiting for a revamped pre-order price slated to take place from November 24.  By the time the new pre-orders start, there will be more carriers to make Priv available to more people.

BlackBerry fans suddenly switched to iPhones in 2014 because of issues between the two companies after T-Mo waged a marketing campaign against BlackBerry. Seems their differences have been settled and the impending deal between the two companies is likely to renew their relationship.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that Priv is compatible with T-Mo’s network and is leveraged by Wi-Fi calling and Band 12 LTE, which suggest T-Mo is a suitable carrier for the new smartphone, reports Android Headlines.

Users can activate the handset on T-Mobile only after buying the phone at its full retail price of US$649 (AU$914), and they won’t have to pay any carrier subsidies.

Priv is equipped with a sliding QWERTY keyboard and a 5.4-inch Amoled screen with 2560x1440 pixels resolution. Powered by an MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 SoC, the phone boasts of superb speed leveraged by 3 GB of RAM along with a 32 GB of native storage.

The phone has a rear facing 18 MP camera and a front facing camera with a 2 MP sensor. Its 3, 410 mAH Li-ion battery is long-lasting.

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