If the ads pointing to a Friday pre-order date for the Priv didn’t have you salivating already, things are starting to heat up. BlackBerry is now listing the Priv on ShopBlackBerry, and although you can’t pre-order just yet, we now have a good look at pricing. For those of us in the U.S., it looks like the BlackBerry Priv is running a cool $750 unlocked. In Canada, on the other hand, it’ll set you back $949 – definitely a pricey little beast. In addition, we’re looking at a ship date of November 16 after pre-orders begin.
I like the Priv – finally a modern phone with a proper keyboard – but that is one hefty price tag. I think this kills a lot of the possible, albeit modest, success.
Having a cellphone more expensive than a full-blown computer is a big non-sense.