The BlackBerry Priv can now be reserved at Rogers, here is the pricing

Ian Hardy

October 21, 2015 9:04am

BlackBerry recently hinted that its first Android phone, the Priv, will be released in the coming weeks, and began taking pre-registrations for the QWERTY slider last week. Yesterday, we reported that Bell showcased the 5.4-inch device on the cover of its latest flyer.

Now, those interested in owning the Priv can now go ahead and reserve it through Rogers, as the carrier has added the phone to its online reservations system. According to the screenshot, the Priv will be only available in black. To get on the list, a $40 deposit is required, which is fully refundable if you change your mind. Still no indication of the 2-year contract or the no-term price.

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The Priv is expected to run a modified version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with added security features such as DTEK, a 5.4-inch dual-curved QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 18-megapixel camera with dual flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,410mAh battery.

Update: We have received confirmation that the pricing for the Priv on Rogers will be $399.99 on a 2 year Share Everything plan, or $799.99 outright.

Source Rogers

(Thanks, Tony!)

  • Syaz

    I just wish we knew the pricing…

    • Anthony Roberts

      Yah…but I assume it will be in the S6 edge territory or something for sure with those specs.

    • Syaz

      Ugh… $949 outright? 360 on contract? Ugh. Terrible. It would cost me close to 600 to upgrade with my early upgrade fee. Damn. I’m really hoping not.

      EDIT: That was the edge plus… $849 outright for just the edge, but still $350 on contract! Idiocy.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Worse.

    • AppleBerrySandwich

      This is my issue. Even a ballpark would be nice. A contract price could vary $200+ depending on the MSRP.

    • Kevin Bradbury

      I just took at look at the Business Reservation System, and it’s showing $399 on a two year contract. Sometimes the contract price is higher for business than consumer ($249 for Nexus 6P instead of $199), so it may be slightly less. Let’s hope so because $399 is way too high IMO.

    • Syaz

      Damn. I really hope so also, because you’re right, that is absurdly high.

    • Marion

      Whoa what.the 6P is $249 for business ?!/D:

  • Marc Palumbo

    In all fairness, how can you pay a $40 deposit and not know the price? Even though it is a refundable deposit, still.

    • Anthony Roberts

      I agree

    • MrEeeaddict

      isn’t that how most stuff in Canada works?

    • Garyth

      it is to keep i****s from reserving many devices then continously canceling said orders

    • AppleBerrySandwich

      I reserved once and cancelled. $40 was credited no questions asked.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Why did you cancel?

    • jroc

      He probably didn’t want the phone…

    • Matt

      Probably canceled because of the insane pricing which is ridiculously high for a Blackberry device. Its no high end device.

    • Raj Brar

      Blame the crashing Canadian dollar. $800 CAD is $549 USD. Before the oil prices crashed and the dollar took a dump, we would have this device for 649 and it is a flagship to command a high price.

    • Garyth

      bb is still higher end than shoddy bloated samsung or lg g4 or any other premium device. lets talk about crapphone for a minute with a 1000 dollar price tag for 3 year specs shall we. and my 3 year old can hack any apple product in less than 3 minutes.

    • MrEeeaddict

      You’re a few cells away from braindead

    • Garyth

      Don’t think so. Smarter than you for sure. Keep working with your crapple

    • MrEeeaddict

      The fact you mention apple, literally out of nowhere proves my point!

  • Mr. Miyagi

    I thought it was a 1080p display…

    • Anthony Roberts

      Where did you get that info from?

  • Tom Adams

    Rogers deposit system sucks. I did this a year ago for an iPhone 6+ and then cancelled and then did it again for the iPhone 6 instead. The system was acting weird the whole time and the second time I never got a confirmation but it billed my card and basically Rogers stole my $50 because I never got the phone, I paid them the $50 on my credit card, and because I did it as a new customer and never got a confirmation because their system sucks they had no record of me ever paying them the money even though it was on my credit card bill. I talked to multiple people at Rogers and no one could help me get my money back so I just gave up

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      You do have a confirmation on your Visa statement you get each month and it 40$ not 50$ so not sure what you pay for but it was definitely not the deposit, Rogers dint stole your money , you just have to show proper proof of it or keep the employee name at the store or something , stop saying non sense…. Im working for Rogers since 7 years now and with proper proof we can credit anything , new customers or existing customers , don’t spread lies around

    • Tom Adams

      it was online, it was $50 plus tax as I recall to reserve an iPhone. I suppose it may have been $40 plus tax but I don’t think so. Regardless I did it online so there is no employees name, I talked to online support who was no help, and I talked to phone support who was also no help. I went to a store and they told me to call. I am not spreading lies, this is 100% what happened to me. If you can help me I would love it

    • dafuq654

      Definitely not $50, if you were charged anything more than $40+tax, it’s not Rogers itself. Reservation fee has always been 40$+tax.

    • J.S.Bach

      It’s $40 flat. No tax included because the money is refunded to you if you cancel and/or when you pick up the order.
      I’ve done this and had the amount charged to my invoice from Rogers. It’s there in black and white if a cancellation is necessary it’ll be refunded to your account. Don’t know why anyone would use a credit card for this.

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Sadly we kind of have a 90 days policy regarding stuff like this…I don’t hink I cant do much at this point but im 100% sure back then with the proper Visa receipt this charge would have been reversed… It a deposit only , if the customer cancel the preorder it refunded or it refunded in the store when you take ownership of the new device, it weird the live chat support dint help you back then they are the ones handling the website.

    • Jean B.

      Kevin arrête d’écrire en anglais, il est truffé de fautes. C’est presque incompréhensible.

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Tu dois etre cave solide si tu est pas capable de lire ou de comprendre se que jai ecrit , trouve toi dequoi a faire a place de poster des trucs inutile.

    • Jean B.

      Pas aussi “cave”(sic) que toi, il faut croire. Moi je suis en mesure d’accorder mes temps convenablement, quelque chose que tu ne sembles pas en mesure de faire. Aussi bien en anglais qu’en français de ce que je vois.

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Flagged

    • Jean B.

      En utilisant un autocorrecteur pour tes futures interactions, tu sauveras pas mal de décodage/temps aux lecteurs.

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Who are you ? Grammar police ?

    • Garyth

      why are you flagging her for telling you your english is wrought with errors and poor grammar?

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Im flagging cause his comments have NOTHING to do with the forums topics

    • Garyth

      rogers has always been 40 dollars for reservation. never 50

    • AnythingFFS

      Within a set period of time (usually one statement period,) you can call VISA and dispute any charge. They will credit your account immediately and charge it back to the vendor. You need to sign a statement of fact and they may investigate, but they defer to customers as long as you aren’t trying to defraud them. Vendors typically assume quite a bit of the risk when accepting VISA.

    • dafuq654

      Assuming all you said is true, rather than having your credit card company issue an investigation, you gave up that cash? $10-$20 isn’t worth fighting over for a lot of people, but $50? Dude…

    • rocmon

      I would (an have) get the last 2¢ from a medium and large company… small business would get a courteous personal message regarding their business practices. Canadians are far too complacent

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    That is one big battery.

  • J.S.Bach

    Piece of shjt. That’s what this is.

    • Columbo

      Watch out, your 2 inch boner is poking out of your tighty whities again!

    • J.S.Bach

      Did you get your pre-order in Dumbo? Better make sure you get in today so you can me laughed at sooner when it comes in and you parade around with your light sabre.

    • Columbo

      No way, only i****s like you are with Rogers.

    • J.S.Bach

      Yeah. I guess that puts you in with Wind Mobile eh?

    • Columbo

      I see why you’re angry now. At 5.4 inches, this phone is almost 3 times as long as your boner.

    • Kris

      Pretty disgusting buddy. People who resort to sexual insults are usually the ones with small boners and a major inferiority complex. To say nothing of possible latent homosexuality. Give it a rest.

    • Calls someone disgusting for his sexually inappropriate comments then does the exact same thing to the poster in his reply… wow

    • Columbo

      LOL!!! U mad?

    • Garyth

      quit your crying isheep

    • Garyth

      says the guy who is probably an isheep and wouldn[t know tech at all.

  • Marco Bairos

    What a joke. $400 on a 2 year term. No one will pay that.

    • stone fox

      I kinda want this thing, but 400 on contract for an 800 dollar device is high. Shouldn’t it be 800 -480= 320 ? Max? All the other high end devices get 500 $ or more off. Usually they do the minimum on the subsidy. ah well

    • Marco Bairos

      I like the specs, and the phone. I hate that it is a slider. Make it full touch with no physical keyboard and $150 cheaper, I will be all over it.

    • jroc

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Gohy

      Blackberry is know for their keyboards. Why would you want a BB android devices with NO keyboard when you can easily choose one of the other 100’s of regular android devices already on the market???

    • Marco Bairos

      The reason is because BlackBerry has a better OS over android. I own a full touch BlackBerry 10 phone and a Note 3. I prefer BlackBerry OS much more than android. I just like android better for app support. That is my opinion

    • Adam

      But this is an Android device….. Running Android OS…

    • Marco Bairos

      Oh… my bad. Sorry

    • Matt

      Yep while it’s nice and all to be able to install android apps on bb10 devices . But a lot of android apps require Google services in order for the app to function properly. And many android apps on bb10 devices force close or don’t open at all or open but then has a pop up message displaying you need Google services.

    • Matt

      Isn’t there keyboard accessories you can buy and put in on any device. What’s so special about blackberrys keyboard will it make you dinner and stroke you off lol lol.

    • stone fox

      Exactly

    • Ken Hagen

      Just wait a month.

    • Matt

      Yep and blackberry CEO said he’ll make the phone financially available which means give your two kidneys to buy this crappy blackberry med tier device

    • Carriers stopped subsidizing phones alot more now on these new 2 years.

      Got my dads note 5 on contract for 450! Because we didnt take the new plane they offered. They said our plan is old so we pay 160 over what everyone else pays.

      so if i wanted a priv it would be 559 for me on contract!

  • barrist

    LOL

    • caluorma

      there is no ” premium ” brands , only premium devices, sorry to break you little ideals. I would feel much more satisfied with this phone than a not so revolutionary iphone 6s.

    • barrist

      Yeah if you don’t think brand matters (for better or worse) in a market, whatever.

      Go ahead and buy it and see how long BB supports it when they close their phone division.

    • J.S.Bach

      I give this company a year at the most before they shut down the handsets and these people are left walking around with antique pieces that would interest a curator for a museum collection.

    • I give you 3 months before your account gets deleted or goes vacant because BlackBerry will sell these things off the shelf and you wont show your face again!

  • big_al77

    LOL

  • BlumarineLine

    I was SO excited to get my hands on this phone. Was just waiting for Rogers to confirm a price… and now I hear 400$ for 2 yr plan? Yikes. That’s a bit too expensive.

  • Surveillance

    $400 up front sounds expensive, but it’s still a 50% subsidy. I wouldn’t pay that for the 6s, but I’m willing to wait and see with this beauty. I’ll wait for the reviews

  • Marc Palumbo

    Now that we know the price, that is high.

  • Tuan Bui

    This is BlackBerry’s last chance and they priced this thing 399? And 799 outright? I’m sorry but that’s ludacris.. I might as well get the Nexus 6P, stock Android and very similar battery size. I don’t see myself using the keyboard, smaller screen with too much height if you pop that keyboard out. 2 year contract on par with iPhone and some better Android devices is a no go for me. 800 you can get a note 5 on kijiji… I want to love blackberry too.

    • Marc Palumbo

      Did you say LUDAAAAAAAAAAAAA?

  • I have a rogers rep telling me $250 mark for the phone on a 2 year plan. Lets hope Mobile Syrups informant is wrong. The math just doe snot add up. You normally pay an extra $15-20 a month for a phone on a plan, more for more expensive devices So even $20 x 24 months = $480 phone should be $320 mark.. we will have to wait for official news before we all just to conclussions though

    • caluorma

      I don’t know who you talked with but being a rogers rep myself and having at this very moment access to every rogers system available I can tell you that there is no guaranties on the price yet . Normally the subsidy for a smartphone on a premium plan is 500$ , so normally the phone should be around 300$. keep in mind 2 things , the information provided on the website is subject to frequent change and is not final , it is for information purposes and second , it is possible you were offered a back pocket offer for a HUP, a discount on a new activation or a one time goodwill credit from a very generous agent . You should make sure the information you get is true before spreading it everywhere.

  • Chris

    Why would the subsidy only be $400?? The Iphone 6s costs $899 outright and is $398 on term, this can’t be right.

    • Anthony Roberts

      My thoughts exactly….$299 or $250 makes better sense but I just can’t see it being 399 if the no term is 799 that makes no sense at all.

  • haroonazeem638

    $399 on a 2 year plan?? ARE THEY CRAZY?

  • caluorma

    there is a possibility that 399.99 is the price for the phone on a SMART TAB ( former smart pick plans )
    rogers basically offers 3 payment options : premium, smart and no tab,
    premium may be cheaper but the price plan will be more expensive and vice versa ,
    also the price of the device may change depending on the province you live in ( ex: iphone 6 would be 244.99 in QC versus 268.99 in other provinces ( premium tab ) )
    also never forget the 20$ connection fees , so many customers bitc* about it but would not if they were informed.

  • Jean B.

    I agree with most comments, 399$ is simply ludicrous on a contract.

  • Matt

    Lmao is this April fools or something lol. $399.99 on a 2 year contract and $799.99 outright. Is Blackberry and rogers insane. This is a Blackberry device we’re talking about here not a high end device. Should be $0 on a two year contract and $399.99 outright would be at the right pricing mark.

    • caluorma

      are you drunk? the specs are rivalising the galaxy s6 edge with added security and slide out keyboard , when you hold a blackberry you feel how premium it is. 0$ phones are a myth of the past unless you are looking to activate a crappy moto E

    • Anthony Roberts

      Amen

    • Anastasia

      I don’t believe that phones should be $0 but i do believe that BlackBerry should focus on gaining more of an audience than pushing those they do have away with the price. When I bought my S4 I remember feeling a lot of buyers remorse because of the price alone (I had to save up for 9 months). So imagine me buying a Blackberry that’s the same price when my previous experience with BlackBerry was not that great.

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Clearly drunk

  • Ray m

    i was serious thinking of getting this phone until i saw the price tag. 400 bucks on 2 yr. plan?!? really?! and 800 bucks out right??? sorry Mr. Chen, i’m buying the Nexus 6p or Note 5.

    • Adam

      Believe it or not, high end phones cost 800, and despite your hate for Blackberry, this is categorized as a high-end phone. $400 is damn steep, but $800 is to be expected. Plus, the vast majority of people don’t look at the outright cost anyway.

    • Ray m

      where in my comment did i say i hate Blackberry?? I was willing to buy the Priv if it cost the same as the 6P.

    • Anastasia

      I agree If the Price for the blackberry was less than 700 I would definitely buy the Priv but if its gonna cost as much a Sony. I might as well get the water resistance along with it. From my experience with BlackBerry i might as well not go back. I was rooting for the Priv but now not so much.

  • aniym

    Does Rogers charge an unlock fee if you buy from them directly, to use on another carrier? Will BB be selling unlocked versions on its website?

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      Unlock fee is 50$ plus taxes

    • caluorma

      A 50$ unlock fee will be charged and is NON NEGOCIABLE ( seriously I can’t stress it enough it is non negociable ) the only difference between a device you bought full price vs a subsidized device it this one :
      when you buy full price you can unlock right away and if you take a contract, you have to wait until the device is active on your account for a period of more than 90 days ( you know because of the buyer’s remorse and all )
      sorry bud but if you want the phone with another carrier , you will have to get it with said carrier unless you are willing to pay

    • Dalex

      Or you can pay somewhere around 8-15$ for an unlock code online. Why in the world would I pay 50$ to Rogers to do something that easy? I would post links if I could, but a simple google search will find you places to unlock for much cheaper than 50$

    • caluorma

      I guess you are right although I cannot guaranty your websites will be as secure. In the end it’s like buying a toaster on ali express because it is cheaper than the one at best buy, no 2 yr guaranty though .
      I personally would not post my IMEI on some shady websites to save a few bucks, I’ve seen to many fraud cases for that.

  • Shane Kweens

    If the 2 year contract pricing is more than $250 BB is done.

  • Shane Kweens

    That contract pricing will guarantee anemic sales of this phone that they are pinning their future on. BB is such a mismanaged mess. They need to be bought or fold.

    • caluorma

      not really , the phone IS worth 800$ rogers then chooses the subsidy applied on the phone and the price under commitement,
      if your claim was true, all phones would be the same prices with all providers, the price is subject to change.

    • Kevin Nicol-Guillemette

      What do you know about managing a company ?

    • Shane Kweens

      This isn’t about me fella. A quick look at BB quarterly numbers is all one requires.

  • Matt

    The Asus ZenFone 2 has better specs than any Blackberry and only costs $379 and comes factory unlocked and has dual SIM. Blackberry has yet again made a pricing mistake just like their Z10 and then had billion of unsold Z10’s. Same will happen with this priv device.will be s bunch of stock in blackberry warehouse not able to sell. Man blackberry keeps making one mistake after the other.

    • Raj Brar

      The ZenFone 2, in it’s own respect, is a good device but it would not hold a candle to other flagships let alone a Priv.

    • Kris

      The PRIV is shaping up to be a overpriced flop that’s headed to the bargain bin at Staples just like every other junk device this company has released the past few years.

    • Raj Brar

      Gods knows that everyone is entitled to their own opinion

    • J.S.Bach

      A fool and his money are lucky to get together in the first place.

    • Know what will really make you mad, or company has put 10 on pre-order… boo hoo no one will buy it..

    • J.S.Bach

      10 on pre-order? Sounds about right. lol

    • yeah out of 83 mobile users that more then 10% of our fleet. But like you said noone will buy it but for some reason people are going to buy it… and already have bought it… hummm i guess you are already wrong! again boo hoo no one will ever buy this awesome device

    • J.S.Bach

      Who has bought this? You? By the look of the comments here it’s 98% against paying for this at these prices and the one or two like you who seem to think this is a great deal. You’re just plain deluded and that’s the bottom line. Truly sad that you insist on living in some alternate reality.

    • hahah MobileSyrup is your gauge for the WORLD… Sorry dude there is another world outside the internet. People that comment on the internet account for about 5% of the readership of the internet that dont actually speak their comment. And for you to make a judgement based on those 5% of the comments and only one one site…. sad again. A futile attempt again at proving your unhappy life by attacking someone else. Lets face it you have the issue not BlackBerry

    • J.S.Bach

      Look, lets just agree to disagree okay? You aren’t convincing me and I ain’t convincing you. The past is prologue with this company and whether you like it or not, this is a flop and the company’s swan song in hardware. Full stop. You can disagree and I could care less. The fact you make an effort to reply to every post I make here tells me you are genuinely fearful that I’m correct and need to provide your own feedback to put lipstick on this pig.
      MS may not represent a snapshot of the market to you but that’s where you’re mistaken. People aren’t paying a grand for a phone from a company on the verge of going of business and extorting customers by threatening to do so if this doesn’t sell. Nuff said.

    • So take your own advice and stop you are not convincing anyone to not buy the phone, all you are doing is being an internet troll to spread your hate of the company.. you said it yourself. Move on make your one comment on each BlackBerry post unless you actually have something to add other then an opinion!

    • J.S.Bach

      Hate? I don’t ‘hate’ anything. I admittedly don’t like this company and whether you agree or not, providing a dose of reality to counter the inane bullshjt that pervades these forums when it comes to Blackberry.

      Tell your friends to look for new work because by this time next year they’ll likely be on the unemployment rolls.

    • you really do seem to hate them i have to say.. some one that does not hate does not go out of their way to bash something they just go one with their day because they are happy with their own life and the choices they have made.

    • Ohh and look at that and article for pre order for $699 in US and $899 US…

    • J.S.Bach

      $899 CDN you mean. Still puts it at over $1,000 CDN and that’s without the toilet paper cylinder accessory to bribe people to buy this.

    • There is the exact thing i am talking about.. “that’s without the toilet paper cylinder accessory to bribe people to buy this” why do you feel the need to diminish it..? we want it and we will buy it. But you keep bashing on it! Let it be.

    • J.S.Bach

      Calling this the “PRiV” is what ‘diminishes’ this thing. It’s a stupid name if ever one was created for a tech device and even you have to admit that. Like it or not these things affect peoples’ buying habits. Another example of the stellar marketing from these guys.

    • I would never not buy a device because of its name.. would you decide not to do business with someone because of their name? And I agree its a horrible name but it will have no effect on how it works in my hands

    • J.S.Bach

      Then you clearly have little idea of marketing and how it impacts sales. At the very least don’t expect this to sell in any great numbers in the U.K. where BB has seen its market share plummet from over 8 million users to less than a million today.

    • I actually work for a marketing company.. And yes it will draw down on thy hype of in commercials but I don’t watch TV I am a cord cutter. If I walked into a store tomorrow and said I need a device to do this and this and they handed me this device I personally would not care what it was named. I might be an edge case but brand matters more then the name, the BlackBerry brand needs to be rebuilt and this is what I think they are doing with this device. Premium going forward just like Apple did, nothing but the best specs and engineering or what is the point right?

    • J.S.Bach

      Well for you time will tell I guess. I’m not convinced.

  • MrInter

    The Blackphone 2 is also priced at $799. The price for security on Android isn’t cheap. Still a tough sell

  • BB BB

    Blackberry diehards ( if they still exist ) will order it right away and pay full pop, I personally want to see it first particularly the email and calendar applications , two areas I have found particularly lacking in design and functionality on android in general ( yes I’m looking at you touch wiz), and of course notifications and the glory of typing out a long email full qwerty should win me over.

    • Sam Wiggans

      Quite frankly, it’s the only device this year I’m excited for. If BlackBerry sells it unlocked, I’ll preorder it from them… And hope I like it, I guess :p

  • Sylvain Larive

    Seems like a good offering from BB. I hope they have a success with it.

    But the story is this is a case of Rogers being Rogers, stealing in plain sight!

  • Kris

    At $950 a pop there won’t be many takers. The pricing is just ridiculous and for such a shjtty brand that struggles to remain relevant it’s just insane and incredibly arrogant that these guys think they can demand this premium.

  • I.T. Man

    I reserved mine and buying outright. The Device had a lot of things going for it beyond the basic Spec sheet. Its not only about the processor and memory they have some advanced engineering which makes the difference and worth it. At least in my opinion and that’s why I’m buying it.

    • J.S.Bach

      Wow. Talk about ‘fanboy’ lol What’s so advanced about the engineering here? That its a slider phone and has tactile keys? We all know that we haven’t seen that before. (eye roll)
      This company couldn’t engineer its way out of a shjthouse which is quite appropriate for a phone named after such.
      What I see here is a gimmick where Blackberry continues to tout the same crap they tried to sell 5 years ago and because they pre-load an app that tells you how ‘secure’ your device is at any given moment. A false sense of security but obviously enough to bamboozle the few who are naive enough to buy into the official line here.

    • Wow talk about a hater.. its an Android OS that has been secured by BlackBerry. This phone will sell as a premium device. Android is the most popular OS in the world for a reason. This has nothing to do with BlackBerry other then they built it and any one that knows their build quality knows they don’t skimp on quality on their flagship devices. So what is your point? that people wont buy Android OS worth $800 that your work will also happily let you also use? Go look at the stats of how many of these devices already sell off the shelf then add to that BlackBerry build quality, and BlackBerry security and you have a no brainier at the same cost. So sorry J.S.Bach you can’t argue that this phone wont have its place because it will whether you like it or not!

      And also seriously go get a freaking life man your committed devotion to hating something is really the saddest thing. Do you actually pat yourself on the back for being a professional troll? Put some of this effort into your life and you might actuality move on. Seriously pathetic..

    • J.S.Bach

      The phone is $950 numbnuts which puts it at nearly $1100 with taxes. Anyone who pays that for a Blackberry device is indeed a sad individual considering this company won’t be selling hardware within 12 months.
      Then again I have to agree with those that say spending $1100 on any phone is insane so that qualifies you as such.

      Oh, and the notion that this company can secure an OS it has no control over developing or in vetting applications is laughable at best. How much of the Jim Jones Kool-Aid here have you drank anyways? This is nothing more than a crass attempt to remain relevant in a business line this company has become increasingly irrelevant in and what’s sad is that people like you eat it up while calling others ‘sheep’ Sheer hypocrisy.

    • $800 US, $950 CDN before you go calling people names again to prove you’re a bully…

      Were not buying it for $1100 we have corporate pricing and $300 for a phone on 2 year contract is not outrageous for a premium device..

      And Android is an OPEN SOURCE OS you can fork it and do what you want with it. And BlackBerry has managed to take iOS and make a secure app for it, Android, Windows Phone. I wonder how they did that.. oh yeah they created their own app… how could they possibly make their own app secure though… because they are the leaders in security in the smartphone business, actually industry leaders in it! I never said the OS was secure I said they added BlackBerry security to it BlackBerry just made their own app that ties into the OS open APIs to interact with it better to give users a better experience with using a MDM solution and a mobile device.

      Again sorry if that makes you so mad, maybe you should move on with your life? Don’t buy the phone if you don’t like it, no one if forcing you to. Its a free smart phone world, fly, be free.. no im going to be grumpy cat and not move on! I have dedicated my life now to the destruction of BlackBerry because they were mean to me once and I had to look for a job again… boo hoo I’m special and entitled because Mr Rogers said I was.

      NEXT!!

    • J.S.Bach

      Enterprise isn’t going to be paying these prices for these phones period. You talk as if businesses are also not cost conscious about phones and in the BYOD world we live in, it’s just more the stuff of delusion on your part.

      You mentioned some time back you have friends that work for this stupid company, no doubt among the lucky ones who haven’t been fired yet. I understand your fears for the job losses but they have only themselves to blame working for this running joke and actually believing it has a future in this business. Your comments here are highly biased and motivated by personal factors which is laughable considering how you attack me for the same. Unlike you however, I deal in facts and reality. Not hopes and dreams.

      Enjoy the rest of your Friday.

    • Okay lets settle this once and for all, answer me one question then i will leave you alone if you actually answer it.

      Why does it make you so angry that people like BlackBerry that it makes you come one every post to just bash people for their choices that they are very happy with? Are you scared they might succeed?

    • J.S.Bach

      I look at this company from an investors perspective and not as a fanboy. That’s where I’m coming from and yes, I did lose some money on this stock back when it fell on hard times, although not a substantial sum as it wasn’t the foundation of my portfolio.
      What I’ve read about the history of this company was very illuminating but not surprising. Lots of arrogance and hubris, which while it can impact many tech companies, in this case they couldn’t walk the talk and deliver.
      Android is something they should’ve pursued years ago and BBM is something they should’ve tried to monetize before WhatsApp and the slew of competitors that ate their lunch and continue to do so.
      Everything these guys do is ‘late to the party’ and yet in their high mindedness and know-it-all attitude, they think they can do better than those that have been playing the game for the past 7-8 years while these guys were spinning on their thumbs.

      Take a look at the share price here and take a closer look at the financials. They STINK and for good reason. If you think this phone is going to turn the fortunes then you need a reality check and I truly feel for those that got sucked into the hype at $12-$15/share and now are holding the bag.

    • Thank you for the most honest reply I have ever head you write on here…

      I agree with everything you said.. but one thing. Consumers don’t care about stock price when they buy a phone. And who cares if BlackBerry wants to try and make a premium phone. if they fail then you get your wish and the handset division crashes, if not they hit one out of the park and stay alive for another day. If want to buy one let me, if I am happy that is all that matters is it not, but you come on here knowing its a BlackBerry article and people will be excited about it and you are wielding your sword at any one that is happy with their choice. That is the part I don’t get..

    • J.S.Bach

      My opposition is fuelled by the fact that I know already this is going to flop. You may feel differently and that’s where we differ. Fine. I accept that. Free country and all.
      I just don’t see a company with a lousy track record at marketing and a brand name so damaged because of it making any sort of comeback hawking Android devices. Especially considering all the competition out there and the fact that physical keyboards no longer hold the appeal they did 10 years ago.

    • I.T. Man

      I don’t understand why your all over here trying to down play BlackBerry and BlackBerry users so much, your stating opinions and your pumping out fake facts.

      Calling out people being “sad individuals “, The only sad individual is you for judging people based on a device they want to buy. Why waste your time online mocking others and a company !? I Dont get it.

    • I.T. Man

      If you think Advanced Engineering means its something new all the time, then of course you have that mind set. Its the small things i care about, either its the audio, Call quality, security or productivity applications ect.

      I’m sorry if BlackBerry didn’t make a cheap enough device for you to buy that has snapdragon 810 with 3GB of ram and a nice HD screen. What else do you know about your phone. Probably nothing else cause you couldn’t care. But i do, Im a power user at heart so that’s why im buying it.
      and where are you getting ” FanBoy ” From ?

  • Matt Cooper

    I got to play with one last night. This is a slick device!

  • Hey I wonder Where JS Bach went?? I came back to prove to him that he was wrong and that everyone is raving about this device and then I see nothing but delete accounts… I wonder where he went?

    So this device turned out to be amazing and I have one in my hand also! This is an amazing device, The OS is a learning curve that is for sure as Android is way less polished then BlackBerry in so many ways but for that exact reason it is more flexible I find. The simple most annoying thing is the overwhelming notifications every time an app burps it tells you about it. Again things that is BlackBerry was doing them I would expect others to do like a single location for notifications. Some apps give you led options some dont, some let you change the alert tone some use the system defualt… was a mess… for a product that is on M which is really mature you would think they would have figured out the most important part of a mobile OS which is notifications and tones..

    Aagin other then that i am quite impressed with the device!!