BlackBerry Priv reportedly launching at T-Mobile on January 26


Back in August, a rumor claimed that the BlackBerry Priv (then called by its “Venice” codename) would be sold by T-Mobile. That hasn’t yet come to pass, but it finally may happen in January.

A new image leak claims to show part of T-Mobile’s January calendar of events. On January 26, the calendar has a listing for “BlackBerry Venice Launch,” suggesting that the Priv will finally hit T-Mobile’s shelves in less than one month. Unfortunately, no pricing details are included.


T-Mobile said back in November that it’s “definitely talking” to BlackBerry about carrying the Priv, but that’s the most that T-Mo ever said about a Priv launch. While you can buy the Priv directly from BlackBerry and use it on T-Mo, complete with band 12 LTE and Wi-Fi Calling support, some folks would probably prefer to buy it on an EIP or JUMP! plan. It seems kind of strange that T-Mobile would refer to the Priv by its codename on a calendar, but if you’ve been hoping to buy BlackBerry’s new Android phone from T-Mobile, you may soon get your chance.

Today’s leak hints at a couple of other events that may soon occur at T-Mobile, like some price changes on January 6 and 20, a ZTE Avid Plus launch on January 20, and some accessory markdowns on January 27.

Source: Phone Arena

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  • Loco Mole

    January 13: Price Changes. Hmmm….

    • davidofmidnight

      And the 6th and the 20th. Clearance sale time?

      • ehhh price changes/adjustments are a fairly regular occurrence… Sometimes a bunch of devices change – sometimes only a few change.

        • Acdc1a

          Very frustrating. When I worked in the business in the stone age phone prices changed monthly and rate plans quarterly.

        • after 7 years I’ve grown accustomed to them changing every few weeks. From a business standpoint it makes sense to update pricing often based off supply, demand, as well as other variables.

  • Tailor00

    Would’ve loved to be able to JUMP and try it if it was in December. Maybe the next Blackberry.

  • davidofmidnight

    On the 6th it seems their starting to shut down their silly Mobile Money prepaid card thingy.

  • I wonder what the ZTE Avid Plus is!

  • AS118

    If it comes to T-mobile, good, but I still think “Priv” is a dumb name, and that they should’ve kept the “Venice” branding.

  • iCrap

    i hope it drops to 500. i tried out the phone, and it’s not worth a penny over 500

    • eanfoso

      for you, we all have our own opinions. I love mine and didn’t mind the unlocked price.

      • iCrap

        the with all the creaks and lag of the priv, i find it very hard to justify the price.

    • guest

      As a phone maybe, I don’t know, but BB has promised frequent updates, that has to have some value.

      • Ordeith

        T-Mobile won’t allow it. Frequent updates was one of the requirements of the Lumia 950. Only ATT agreed to let it happen.

  • wantedaprivbutgotanote

    Too late, wanted the phone but went with a note-5 instead.

  • Tmobileuser1234

    They are also discontinuing mobile money?.. That didn’t last long..

  • Ordeith

    a Blackberry running Android. It’d be comical if it wasn’t so sad.