It’s now a known fact that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv is being rolled out in the U.S. The Priv owners that purchased the handset as an “unlocked AT&T branded version,” with an AT&T SIM onboard, are getting the firmware updates. But those AT&T branded Priv devices that use other carrier’s SIM cards are not receiving the updates.
However, as it turns out, BlackBerry is working on a fix to roll out not just the Marshmallow update but also the monthly security updates to AT&T branded Priv units that work under other mobile networks. This news has been confirmed based on the updates made to BlackBerry Knowledge Base. In the U.S., GSM unlocked BlackBerry Priv works under T-Mobile network as well, Phone Arena reported.
The unlocked AT&T-branded BlackBerry Priv units are in great demand as the handset’s price was cut significantly, multiple times, in the past few months. The discounted price ranged from $380 to $450, while the original price used to be $649.
Even now, interested buyers can purchase the Priv at a discounted price of $399.99 via eBay. So far, 1,274 units of this discounted variant have been sold on eBay by the popular seller Quality Cellz.
The BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch display, bundled with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. This device flaunts a retro slider QWERTY keyboard and dual-curved-side display.
Under the hood, the Priv is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip and backed by 3GB of RAM. Apart from the 32GB native storage space, it also supports microSD card for further expansion.
BlackBerry has mounted an 18-megapixel primary camera unit and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. Also noteworthy is the big Li-Ion 3,410 mAh non-removable battery cell onboard, which is capable of giving up to 24 hours of talk time and up to 420 hours of stand-by time.