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[eBay.ca] BlackBerry Priv Unlocked $299 USD (Free shipping to US address)

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superxxxstud wrote: I love BB phones as I use it heavily for emails and their combination of email client and keyboard can't be beat. However, after testing the Priv a bit, I couldnt stand the keyboard as it is more compressed. I am surprised nobody has mentioned that in this post. It was untypable for me. Waiting for them to release their regular-sized keyboard.
Interesting...I am so used to the Passport full keyboard that I don't think the Priv or Classic keyboard would be good enough for me..

I wish they would make a Passport equivalent with Android OS but just a pipe dream..i know majority don't like the passport form factor..

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bluexcrush wrote: Does Blackberry have a history of delivering within estimated timeframes?
No but the Priv was pretty spot on time-wise
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Ticco wrote: Still on the fence on this - if only it weren't for it being AT&T damnit!
AT&T rolled out Marshmallow today for their Priv

http://crackberry.com/att-pushes-marshm ... erry-priv?
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Nice. My wife just got one from her workplace. Definitely not an AT&T unit.
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shylok wrote: crazy price, if only they'd started nearer to this pricing they'd have made some market penetration again.. instead. .flop. once again. sad. looks like a great phone.
At a lower price, they would have lost a lot of money on each phone. So they had no choice but to release it at a higher cost with the hope that it would do ok and still make a profit. (And we know how that turns out)

As a consumer though, I wouldn't have considered this phone until it hit the $200 or so range but only because I don't see any potential in the future of this phone.
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Just like the Passport, it has a somewhat odd form factor, and therefore, consumer reaction will be polarizing. With both the Passport ad the Priv, IMO, BB erred in trying to reinvent the wheel.
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Rogido wrote: Just like the Passport, it has a somewhat odd form factor, and therefore, consumer reaction will be polarizing. With both the Passport ad the Priv, IMO, BB erred in trying to reinvent the wheel.
Double edged sword. They have to reinvent the wheel to try to create a reason to buy them. I mean if they released slabs like everyone else, what is their pitch to the potential consumer over other established Android phones? They can't sell specs, they don't have the economies of scale. Would have to be unique features. I knew I wouldn't have bought the Priv if it didn't have a keyboard.

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