BlackBerry has cut down the price of the Priv, running Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box, permanently.
Starting April 5, the unlocked BlackBerry Priv units can be purchased in the U.S. for $649, after a $50 permanent price cut. In the U.K., the same device can be availed for £529, after a £50 reduction in price. To top it all off, BlackBerry store is also offering a cool 30 percent discount on all Priv-specific accessories.
Buyers from others parts of Europe will have to pay €50 less than the original price. This means, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Netherlands-based customers will be paying €729.
In case, the Lollipop OS onboard is making you rethink the purchase plan. There is good news as the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv is already in testing phase.
The Priv units, across the globe, will be updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow towards the end of April or early May. It is worth noting that, BlackBerry is selling this slider phone in 34 countries world-wide. Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon will soon be scheduling the roll out plan.
Furthermore, BlackBerry will reportedly roll out a beta version of the Marshmallow OS sometime this week. This report has been confirmed by none-other-than BlackBerry’s Director of Handheld Software Product Management Michael Clewley.
Also, recently, a video showing the Priv running Marshmallow OS created a lot of buzz online. It goes without saying that within a couple of weeks, the first Android-powered device from Blackberry will be updated to the latest firmware.
Here is the video: (Credit: YouTube/XLGadget)