blackberry-priv-review_ubergizmo_05If you buy a phone from a carrier, there are some upsides such as being able to get the phone subsidized, or you get the option to pay back the cost of the phone via installment plans. The downside is that you’ll be locked to the carrier, and any updates for the device usually have to go through an approval process.

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The good news is that if you bought an unlocked BlackBerry Priv from AT&T, you’ll be pleased to learn that future updates for the phone will now come directly from BlackBerry themselves. Of course there’s no guarantee that BlackBerry themselves will be timely with the release of their updates, but we guess there’s just one less hurdle to clear.

BlackBerry had previously stated that this was something that they were working on way back in May. “BlackBerry is currently working on a solution to allow updates to be made available to these devices. This article will be updated when a solution is made available.” We guess it is finally available.

This also reminds us of how Verizon will apparently handle the updates for Google’s Pixel phones, which is an odd move but the carrier has also promised not to delay the updates and that the phones sold by the carrier will be released at the same time.

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5.4"
  • 2560x1440
  • OLED
  • 544 PPI
18 MP
  • f/2.2 Aperture
  • OIS
3410 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
3GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 808
  • MicroSD
Price
~$215 - Amazon
Weight
192 g
Launched in
2015-09-25
Storage (GB)
  • 32
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