BlackBerry CEO says Verizon, T-Cellular and Dash will promote the Priv

BlackBerry CEO says Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint will sell the Priv

For 2 months now, there have been solely two worthwhile methods to get a BlackBerry Priv within the US — you might purchase one unlocked straight from the supply or ink an settlement with AT&T. That will not be the case for for much longer, although. BlackBerry CEO John Chen simply confirmed right here at CES that Verizon, Dash and T-Cellular have all signed on to promote the Priv… sooner or later. Chen could not present any additional info on when these carriers will formally add BlackBerry’s newest telephone to their line-ups, noting that “all of them like to try this themselves”. Truthful sufficient, John.

Nonetheless, Chen was eager to provide us at the least a number of hints. A persistent rumor instructed that T-Cellular would begin promoting the Priv on January 26, and CEO John Legere was the one service head recognized by identify in the course of the announcement. Chen’s recommendation? Regulate Legere’s Twitter account. The truth that we have been capable of purchase unlocked Privs and slip suitable SIM playing cards (like T-Mo’s) into them makes me marvel what kind of progress potential BlackBerry sees within the Priv now, however hey — Verizon and Dash haven’t any scarcity of company and authorities clients who want safe units. And for what it is value, Chen continues to be bullish in his perception that BlackBerry can earn a living within the persnickety cell phone market — he believes the corporate is fairly damned shut.

“Issues are beginning to work,” Chen stated resolutely.

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