As BlackBerry noted back in December, the Priv is now seeing a broader release in the Middle East. Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is now offering the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android to their customers through their website and retail outlets. As expected, pricing for the Priv has been set at SAR 2899 ($772 USD) but is available with lower pricing through postpaid bundles.
"PRIV is the first BlackBerry smartphone running Android, and it creates a new market opportunity for us in the Middle East with users who are entrenched in the Android ecosystem and who are seeking greater productivity and more powerful privacy features," said Mike Al Mefleh, Product Management Director Middle East, BlackBerry. "In addition, PRIV is the first Android smartphone to combine the privilege of privacy with all of the most critical features users need to power through their day: a BlackBerry keyboard, large display, excellent battery life, BlackBerry productivity and security features, powerful specs and access to the world's largest app ecosystem."
If you're looking for more details about the BlackBerry Priv, you'll want to go ahead and give our full review a look. You can also check out the BlackBerry Priv forums for more discussion. Plus, should you decide the Priv is the device for you, we have plenty of help articles to get you started.