Manufacturer’s first Android smartphone is available on EE and Vodafone business plans
Vodafone and EE are now stocking BlackBerry’s first Android handset the Priv on selected business plans.
EE’s cheapest business tariff costs £42.49 per month with an upfront cost of £99.99. It comes with unlimited texts, 1000 minutes and 1GB of data. 4GB of data, unlimited calls and unlimited texts will cost £49.99 per month with an upfront payment of £49.99. The most expensive costs £54.99 per month for 20GB of data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts. It is only available to EE business customers.
Vodafone is stocking the device for both consumer and business customers. Upfront prices for consumer customers range from £9 to £129. Business users will pay between £7.50 and £107.50 upfront.
BlackBerry announced the Priv in September last year and it went on sale the following November. Carphone Warehouse held exclusive selling rights for two months after launch.
The device is powered by a dual-core 1.8GHz and quad-core 1.44GHz processors. It runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. There is a 5.4-inch Quad HD touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Priv also has an 18MP rear and 5MP front camera, HD video recording, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.