BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone was launched late last year, it was exclusive to AT&T for 60 days, and now with the carrier’s exclusivity coming to an end it’s time for the company to bring this handset to the country’s other carriers. BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed during the company’s CES 2016 press conference that the BlackBerry Priv is coming soon to Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.
Even though it has switched to a more popular platform BlackBerry has still not seen the kind of sales for the Priv that it needs to in order to claw back some market share. Launching the device on three major networks in the country will help to some extent as more customers will be able to pick it up from their preferred carrier.
T-Mobile has already confirmed that it’s going to start selling the BlackBerry Priv from January 26th both in stores and online. Verizon and Sprint are yet to confirm official dates for this handset, it’s quite likely that they’ll send out that information in the near future.
Priv may not be the only Android-powered device from BlackBerry, the company has previously said that if this handset does well then it may make another, rumor has it that the next Android smartphone from BlackBerry is going to be a relatively affordable mid-range device.