BlackBerry chief executive confirms its exclusivity deal with AT&T has expired and that every major United States of America carrier will sell the Android-powered phone.
BlackBerry’s Android-powered Priv phone will be much easier for the users to buy.
BlackBerry chief executive John Chen on Wednesday confirmed that T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Wireless will sell its flagship phone. He declined to specify temporal order, preferring to depart it up to the carriers.
The Priv, which was launched in the month, of November was antecedently exclusive to AT&T within the United States of America.
The value-added distribution means BlackBerry fans — the few of you who have clung on to the concept that physical keyboards on phones are still superior to touchscreens that will have lot of ways to buy the beautiful BlackBerry Priv.
According to the reports, He was very excited and said that T-Mobile chief executive officer John Legere, who once feuded with Chen, would make his announcement on Twitter.
Legere told CNET in the month of November that he thought BlackBerry was on a “comeback.”
As per other reports, with the partners in place, Chen expressed his optimism over the phone business.
He further announced, “We can make out the profits in devices”, and he also said that he is very close to that.
Chen aforementioned at a small conference however packed news conference area at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
There has been lots of discussion over the Canadian company, that once towered over the smartphone world, would even keep or stay within the business, with Chen previously said in his speech that he would dump it if it did not make up any profit.
And as per report, he defended the comment, noting that he would sound like a mad person if he insisted on staying within the business no matter what happens.
It’s easy to visualize why you’d be skeptical. As, BlackBerry sold-out complete and total of 700,000 handsets as per reports, in last quarter, about half the number like year ago. BlackBerry ten phones haven’t sold-out well.
The Priv was BlackBerry’s approach of addressing the shortage of apps offered on the company’s BlackBerry 10 software system. By exploitation Google’s Android software system, it had access to a similar large library of programs and games as phones from the likes of LG and Samsung.
T-Mobile aforementioned it’ll begin mercantilism Priv from January 26. Verizon and Sprint didn’t response the straight off answer requests for Priv selling or mercantilism dates.