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Sprint is not ready for BlackBerry Priv yet

BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone not coming to Sprint
BlackBerry Priv
Although the handset has no obvious flaws except for its rather high price, Sprint has decided not to add the BlackBerry Priv to its portfolio.

BlackBerry Priv is a very attractive handset but, unfortunately, its price managed to keep a lot of potential customers away, especially in the enterprise segment. Unfortunately, sales were well below expectations - the latest numbers claim around 600,000 units sold vs. expectations of at least 850,000. However, the bad luck does not stop here for BlackBerry - Sprint has just revealed that Priv is no longer going to join its portfolio.

Not long ago, Sprint Care confirmed on Twitter that the carrier will add the Priv to its product portfolio, adding that "A date & price will launch soon." Unfortunately, they just revealed the contrary. After a message like "Sorry to say but we will no longer carry the BlackBerry PRIV.  If this changes in the future we will update customers," there is little hope that things will change.

Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile already have the Sprint in their portfolio, and things will probably stay this way. However, since BlackBerry has two more Android handsets scheduled to launch later this year, Sprint customers will probably have the chance to get such a handset, but that remains to be seen.

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Sprint Care (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-11 (Update: 2016-04-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.