Unlocked BlackBerry Priv now $450, DTEK50 and DTEK60 also discounted

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  • Shogun

    Keep it. Total piece of junk and easily one of the worst devices this company ever released.

    • Chug that haterade

      Geez… what a surprise. You posted something negative about BlackBerry…. whodathunk?!?

    • John Jones

      Google iphone consumer affairs and see what iphone users are saying LOL then go see what Priv users are saying ..

    • Shogun

      iPhone users are generally quite happy and certainly outnumber Priv users. Geesus! You’re getting pathetic.

    • Sean-Paul

      Your opinion is about as valid as Trump’s opinion about women.

    • Shogun

      Haha. Really? Well sales of this junk say otherwise buddy

    • Chug that haterade

      Sales is always a determinant of quality, right? Definitely explains why marketing departments exist. SMH

    • John Jones

      Google iphone consumer affairs see what Iphone users are saying about quality.. then compare to priv users..

  • dolsh

    I’ve been a fan since before it was released – some faults, mostly in timing (like most BB phones, they seem to be released 5 years too late), but I think that’s still overpriced. It should have launched at $450, and settled into $200 – $250 by now.

    • Chug that haterade

      I agree that the price should have been somewhat lower at launch, but the Priv was still slightly less than the Galaxy and iPhone when it was released… BlackBerry needed to make as much profit on the Priv as possible given its struggles in the handset market..

    • Cowpoke Sal

      Yo! Chuggy! Here’s an idea; hire someone to market the device….haven’t heard of marketing?
      Well, it’s where you raise the profile of a device or service by buying advertising space or have people review the thing…oh. Right. Never mind.

    • Chug that haterade

      No disagreement there. BlackBerry has always been terrible at marketing..

    • Cowpoke Sal

      Why? What is the hidden agenda? Does Chen WANT the company to fail?!?

    • Chug that haterade

      You do realize that handsets aren’t their focus anymore…. high margin software is

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      You tell em Sals!

  • Jockohomo

    Still about $449 too much.

    • Shogun

      Yup. It about sums it up.

    • Chug that haterade

      For an iPhone? More like $750 too much

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      Lol

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Makes a good paperweight

    • Jockohomo

      With that build quality?

    • Chug that haterade

      Only 9 bent…

    • Cowpoke Sal

      Are you talking about immediate members of your family?

    • Chug that haterade

      Naaaw… you and your 8 cuzins..

    • Cowpoke Sal

      Hot dang!

    • John Jones

      Fanstatic Build Quality since i have dropped it a few times and not a scratch. I don t use a cover.

    • Jockohomo

      Awesome!

    • Shogun

      Yeah right. I dropped it once and the screen cracked. Your so full of shît here and Stockhouse you have zero credibility. Just a bag holding liar

    • Chug that haterade

      Oh, but iPhones don’t break or bend….. riiiiiight

    • Chug that haterade

      This wasn’t an article about the iPhone 5C

    • Cowpoke Sal

      No, as the 5C was a remarkably reliable and sound device, being based on the original 5. Now take a seat, Chuggy the Chimp.

    • Chug that haterade

      Riiiiiight.

    • Jockohomo

      I still see the 5C out in the wild. I’ve NEVER seen a Pirv. Says something, no?

    • Chug that haterade

      Zomg… I see 5Cs out in the wild too… mainly when I go to the mall to pick something up and there are tweenagers there…

    • Cowpoke Sal

      You follow ‘tweenagers’ around the mall…?

    • Chug that haterade

      Naaaw…

    • Cowpoke Sal

      It sure does, J, it suuuure does.
      I must admit to still using a 5 myself and it hasn’t yet fallen foul of all the issues that Chuggy the Chimp whines on about…

    • Jockohomo

      Well, one has to actually USE one to know. Chug sad. He only know square fone.

    • Chug that haterade

      So either of you have used a Priv or Passport? Didn’t think so…

    • Chug that haterade

      Cmon Sals… Tim Cook is disappointed with you… you’re like 4 versions behind… Apple wants your money.

    • Cowpoke Sal

      He’s gonna have to find it then….I dun buried it behind the ol’ well under the oak tree…DANG!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Damn straight Sals.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Yeah it was an article about another BrokeBerry death. As the iFlop 5C is still in user.

    • Chug that haterade

      “Still in user”, huh?

  • Cowpoke Sal

    Mmmmm; stick it in a Cornflakes packet, reduce the price of the Cornflakes, include a pint of milk and then maybe, jus’ maybe…

    • Chug that haterade

      Kelloggs already has boatloads of iSwatches to put in their boxes of Froot Loops… they aren’t doing any more giveaways for the next er umm…. decade.

    • John Jones

      Don t bash the IWatch as Blackberry Uem secures it.. Blackberry supports all platforms LOL

    • Shogun

      Yeah. Too bad no one really cares.

  • George

    For 45 cents I may buy it for my dog chewing bone!

    • Cowpoke Sal

      I think the pooch would refuse to touch it.

    • Chug that haterade

      Such a feeble attempt…

  • Jim Austin

    Ive had it for a while and it’s the best android phone I’ve had. I got rid of the dam 800.00 Moto Z to go buy it and I love it. Super quality great screen and actually has sound all the time and all functions as well (unlike the moto) and 5 times the fetures of the LG v10, and 5 other LG phones (that I really liked). Best phone for busines I’ve used.

    • Shogun

      Best Android phone? Pfft Surely ye jest

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      It rocks!!! BrokeBerry Privates is awesome

    • Chug that haterade

      You love the Privates…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Don’t be a dick

    • Chug that haterade

      I was just repeating what you said..

    • Shogun

      He can’t help it. You can only pity this type really

    • Cornfed710

      Best android phone, he’s had.

    • Syaz

      Bingo. Unlike some, you actually have reading comprehension skills.

    • John Jones

      Did you find out what Blackberry “Bid” is yet? Last time you bashed you did’nt even know what that was.. How uninformed..

    • Chug that haterade

      Does that surprise you?

    • Shogun

      No one cares about BB Bide and the fact you need to pump something so obscure really shows your desperation

      This company has no developers.

    • Chug that haterade

      But people care about the “Secure Enclave”?

  • TheCuddlyKoala

    That’s a bargain at 1/2 the price

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Best demo ever by Chen master.

    • Chug that haterade

      *yawn*

    • Cowpoke Sal

      He demo good, yeah?

    • Chug that haterade

      Breakin out those hoods and torches?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      He killed that demo! Millions bought the Privates from that demo!!

    • Chug that haterade

      You love the Privates

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Still upset over that Coach??

    • Chug that haterade

      Naaaw…

    • kirfer

      Legendary!

      I think I’ll go and watch the demo again out of respect for pure, unadulterated comedic genius… How about I search on youtube for the three words

      blackberry awkward chen

      Bingo!!

    • Chug that haterade

      Of course you will… Obsession by BlackBerry

    • kirfer

      They make perfume now? Will there be a separate stall in NYC for this, or will it be offered through the current lemonade stand?

    • Chug that haterade

      Sounds like you bought them out….. was it to cover up the smell of the soiled diapers?

    • kirfer

      Too dull…

    • Chug that haterade

      I agree… everyone can still smell the brown stuff…

    • Cowpoke Sal

      They shoulda given that masterpiece a Golden Globe…

    • Chug that haterade

      Apple will do bargains right…

    • Cowpoke Sal

      What are you talking about? This is not an Apple article.

    • Chug that haterade

      exactly… so why are you here?

  • Anaron

    It was released in November 2015 and it uses the outdated Snapdragon 808. It’s not worth it at all. The OnePlus 3T sells for CA$ 599. For an extra $150, you’re getting a much better device.

    • Ridge

      You speak the true true. Although, a second hand priv can be quite good for the price.

    • John Jones

      Are You getting monthly Security patches on your One plus Chinese phone? When was the last monthly patch? On any Blackberry Unlocked Android phone you are assured to get a monthly security patch keeping you Banking etc safe and sound. Blackberry hub is fantastic as well. You can get it on any Android phone .. check it out.

  • Clean Toronto

    I’ve seen them used on Kijiji for about $230. Once they go sub $200 AND get Nougat I’m looking to grab one.

  • John Jones

    I ve had BB 10 phones and Now the Priv.. I love the Priv and the Way Blackberry does Android .. + Andriod has more apps than Ios

  • John Jones

    Here is what the Priv offers that Only Blackberry Android devices have. We have something we call the
    BlackBerry Integrity Detection Engine — we call it internally “BIDE.”
    And it is a runtime validation of the system, so we’re essentially
    underneath Android, something Google really can’t do, because it’s done
    in the firmware of the device. We’re looking up at Android; while it’s
    running, we’re watching it and measuring it, and observing it, and
    saying, “Does everything look okay?” That’s a really good example of
    something we do that your standard platform doesn’t do.

    • Cowpoke Sal

      Quite. They shortened ‘BlackBerry Integrity Detection Engine Transfomer’ to above as it would have read BIDET…

  • Roger

    People are still so passionate about this phone, although it’s mostly negative.
    I wouldn’t mind getting one if it was on sale for sub $200 new.

    • Shogun

      Sure its negative because the unit was overpriced at launch and was truly of inferior quality. Those claiming its so sturdy, they dropped it multiple times and never broke it are really full of it. Most any device with a curved screen is prone to damage but the PRIV, made out of cheap carbon fibre only made the device more susceptible to damage on impact.
      Beyond that the keyboard was inferior to any previous BB device and slider mechanisms are a throwback to a different, and generally not positive era for phone design.

  • Bitekr

    priv is awesome. $200 would be literally stealing.

  • imjohnh

    Call me when they’re $200 CAD. And lose the keyboard.

    • Cowpoke Sal

      “Sir, can we interest you in a….pager? The most secure pager in the world…”

    • Chug that haterade

      Apple still makes pagers? Well, I guess that is essentially what an iPhone is without apps..

    • Cowpoke Sal

      Still lost, Lil’ Chuggy…?

    • Chug that haterade

      Naaaw… but apparently you are