As we learned during the BlackBerry Q3 2016 earnings call, BlackBerry plans to have the Priv rolled out to 31 countries this quarter and now those in the UAE and KSA now have a timeline on when they can expect the device to arrive. As announced on Twitter by BlackBerry Mid East, the Android-powered Priv will be made available in the UAE early January and in KSA during the first half of January.
We are happy to announce that PRIV by BlackBerry will be available in the UAE early Jan and in KSA first half of Jan #PoweredByAndroid— BlackBerry Mid East (@ME_BlackBerry) December 20, 2015
"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."
When it comes to pricing for the Priv in UAE and KSA, customers can expect MSRP to be AED 2899 and SAR 2899 respectively. Looking to learn more about Priv? Check out our full review and super page for more details.