Optus will offer the BlackBerry Priv in Australia starting February 4

For a while now it has been known that Optus would be releasing the BlackBerry Priv in Australia but there was no set timeframe attached to the launch. That has now changed, and those who live in Australia looking to get their hands on BlackBerry's first-Android powered smartphone will be able to place their orders through Optus. From Thursday, February 4th, the Priv will be available to Optus business customers and online to consumer customers on a range of post-paid plans, though, pricing details have yet to be announced.

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.