Tag Archive: Priv


The BlackBerry KEY2 is awesome, but I desperately want a Priv 2 slider

Let your backbone slide…

Like a lot of folks, I’m looking forward to having a BlackBerry KEY2 I can call my own and keep until I wear a hole in it. It’s not going to set any Android sales records, but it is the right phone for me and that’s all that really matters. It’s going to be a great sequel to my KEYone and I have a feeling I’ll get just as much use from it.

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Blackberry stops updates for the PRIV

Just as Blackberry promised, the company has stopped issuing updates for the Blackberry PRIV right on the 24-month mark. The Blackberry PRIV was launched in 2015 where the company promised to release updates to patch security vulnerabilities for 24 months. That period has now expired and right on the dot Blackberry are cutting support for […]

BlackBerry Priv isn’t being upgraded to Android Nougat

BlackBerry’s first Android phone isn’t getting updated past Marshmallow.

Plenty of praise was lavished on BlackBerry’s first Android phone, the Priv, when it debuted in late 2015. In fact, in his review, Russell Holly called it one of the best phones of that year:

This is absolutely one of the best phones to be released this year, and while BlackBerry still has to demonstrate it can keep its promises when it comes to software updates this is already an  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone vs. BlackBerry Priv: Lock, stock and mobile

BlackBerry Mercury morphs into the KEYone, and the Priv is still all about your privilege. Which one is better for you, though?

There are only two Android-based BlackBerrys with keyboards, and while they share a few key features, at their cores they couldn’t be more different.

The BlackBerry Priv has been available since November of 2015, so it’s certainly not the newest cat around, but for all its quirks it did a lot of things right —  [Read More…]

The BlackBerry Priv Review Re-Do: before Mercury rises

It’s been 14 months since the BlackBerry Priv launched, and it still does some things amazingly well — but amazingly slow. The Priv is still a security powerhouse, and has some great features, but why does it take so long to launch everything?

MrMobile takes us way way back to November of 2015 (were we ever so young?) and talks what’s good, what’s ugly, and what to look forward to when we finally get our hands on Mercury. Michael  [Read More…]

Save 50% on this BlackBerry Priv spring clip holster today!

Prefer not to use a case but also want to keep your BlackBerry Priv protected while transporting it? If so, check out Seidio’s spring clip holster for an easy way to secure it to your hip. It provides easy access to your phone, and doesn’t add any bulk. Right now you can pick one up for just $ 14.95, a savings of 50%.

AT&T BlackBerry Priv has an official fix for the ‘no service’ bug

BlackBerry provides a stand-alone fix you can download and install at your leisure.

If you have an AT&T BlackBerry Priv and have been affected by the “no service” bug some have been seeing since September, BlackBerry has your fix.

It comes in the form of a small app from AT&T and BlackBerry, and you can download it directly from BlackBerry. You’ll need to temporarily enable the Unknown sources setting that allows applications outside of Google Play  [Read More…]

BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite a software fix for the ‘No Service’ issue on Priv

If you’re a Priv owner on AT&T who has been struck with the ‘No Service’ bug that has been affecting some AT&T Privs since mid-September, you’ll be pleased to know there has been some movement towards fixing the issue.

The root cause for this issue has been identified, and a solution will be made available shortly as BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite the release of a software fix. As soon as this is available the  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Priv: How does it stack up a year later?

How has BlackBerry’s first Android offering held up this past year?

With the BlackBerry Priv closing in on its first birthday, now is a perfect time to take another look at the phone and see how it has held up over the year, and whether or not it is still a phone worth considering. This was BlackBerry’s first device to run Android, and it has the company’s iconic physical keyboard under its well-known slider. At first,  [Read More…]

Unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv will now have updates handled directly by BlackBerry

A changing of the guard — for the better.

Good news for folks who bought an unlocked AT&T branded BlackBerry Priv: updates for your phone will now be handled by BlackBerry directly and bypass any AT&T slow lane silliness.

As CrackBerry reports, this new policy starts today (October 17, 2016) and will be in place for an imminent update headed to unlocked Priv phones.

It’s important to note that this only applies to AT&T-branded phones that  [Read More…]