News by Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 17, 2015.
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One of the major advantages of BlackBerry's Priv flagship running Android is that major carriers will be more willing to accept the handset. At the moment the Priv is available on AT&T and through BlackBerry itself, but now T-Mobile has said that it is seeking to also sell BlackBerry's new QWERTY packing smartphone.A spokesman for the Magenta Network says that the company is currently in talks with BlackBerry with a view to offering the handset. Verizon has also already confirmed it will also sell the Priv, which means that the three largest carriers in the United States will be selling BlackBerry?s smartphone. With demand already outweighing supply with retailers such as Amazon, it seems the Canadian has a handset that will at least make a ripple in the market. That is something BlackBerry has not been able to boast in some time. As for the handset itself, as we said, it's a tour de force. The priv features a 5.4-inch curved touchscreen that can be elegantly slid out of the way to reveal a full QWERTY deck, which is BlackBerry's hallmark of course. What has struck us about the device is just how slender it is considering its hidden keyboard, while we are excited about the sheer performance of a handset that sports bleeding edge specs (Quad HD screen, 3GB of RAM, you know the stuff we're talking about).
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.