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BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia through Optus

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BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia

If you happen to reside in Australia and are interested in the BlackBerry Priv, you'll be excited to find out that it is now available through Optus. In January, BlackBerry released the Priv in Italy, Spain, France and other locations, and now Australia is the latest to join the fun.

BlackBerry Priv's February security patch is now rolling out

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BlackBerry Priv Feb security update now available

Here is the list of what all was patched in this release. In total, there were six CVE's addressed in this update.

The BlackBerry Priv is now receiving its February security patch. At this time, it is not clear exactly what has been patched or changed with this build, though we expect Google to reveal details about the update shortly. BlackBerry has done an excellent job so far in pushing timely security patches to the Priv.

BlackBerry offers smartphone savings and free accessories until Feb. 24

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Priv and Passport

People who have been waiting to get a BlackBerry Priv or a BlackBerry Passport can take advantage of some special promotions from now until Feb. 25. People who buy the smartphones via ShopBlackBerry will be able to get a free accessory bundle for those phones that are worth up to $99.

BlackBerry Priv will cost $720 up front at T-Mobile for its Jan. 26 launch

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BlackBerry Priv will cost $720 up front at T-Mobile for its Jan. 26 launch

T-Mobile previously announced that it would begin selling the BlackBerry Priv on January 26. Now the carrier has reveal its pricing for the Android smartphone, both in its up front cost and via T-Mobile's two leasing programs.

BlackBerry Priv scheduled to make its debut in India on Jan. 28

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The BlackBerry Priv will soon make its debut in yet another major market. A new report says that press invites have been sent to attend the launch of the Android-based smartphone in India on January 28.

BlackBerry Priv now available from Unlocked Mobiles

BlackBerry Priv now available from Unlocked Mobiles, Vodafone and Mobile Phones Direct

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In the UK, Carphone Warehouse had exclusivity in stocking the BlackBerry Priv since its launch in November 2015, outside of Shop BlackBerry. That exclusivity looks has now come to an end and the Priv is now available from online retailers Mobile Phones Direct and Unlocked Mobiles, as well as U.K. carrier, Vodafone.

BlackBerry Priv launching on Verizon 'by the end of March'

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BlackBerry Priv launching on Verizon 'by the end of March'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has already confirmed that the BlackBerry Priv is headed to more carriers soon, and we now have confirmation that one of them, Verizon, is planning to carry the phone by the end of March, if not sooner.

News on Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv coming in later in Q1 2016

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Owners of the BlackBerry Priv will have to wait a bit longer to find out when the Android-based smartphone will be updated to the current Marshmallow version. During a CES 2016 presentation, BlackBerry executive Ron Louks stated that news about when the update will be released will be revealed sometime in the first quarter of 2016.

BlackBerry Priv confirmed for Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint by John Chen

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While there have been plenty of leaks and rumors about the BlackBerry Priv coming to more carriers in the future, the CEO of the company, John Chen, has confirmed that the Android-based smartphone will soon be available from Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

BlackBerry expands Priv sales to Italy, Spain and the Netherlands

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BlackBerry continues to expand sales of its recently launched Priv smartphone. The Android-based device is now available on the local ShopBlackBerry sites in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, for the price of €779.

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