A little something for those of you on Verizon who have been waiting for the BlackBerry Priv to arrive. You're now one step closer to being able to pick up the device as it has now checked in with the FCC seeking approval. Although it's no surprise given the fact Verizon has already announced the Priv as coming soon to their network, it's still nice to see.
Plus, it adds a bit more confirmation to the comments that made by BlackBerry CEO John Chen on BlackBerry's recent earnings call that Priv will see a wider North American release in the new year once AT&T's 60-day exclusive is up. Although it's no sure sign of a release date, the document confidentiality agreements expire on January 20, 2016. Are you waiting for the Priv on Verizon? If so, go ahead and hang out with others in the CrackBerry Forums also waiting for the Priv to arrive.
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.