BlackBerry Priv coming to Verizon soon

Verizon customers need not be too jealous of their AT&T counterparts. At least not when it comes to BlackBerry's latest superstar. Over at its Twitter account, the US carrier revealed that the BlackBerry Priv will indeed be available from its product portfolio. At least soon. Verizon isn't giving much detail aside from that and simply asks interested customers to sign up for updates. Given how the market work this time of year, however, we'll probably see the smartphone in time for the holidays later this month.

The BlackBerry Priv is undoubtedly one of the most talked about BlackBerry and Android device this year, and most of it positive (unlike the somewhat debatable BlackBerry Passport). Indeed, initial reviews of the device have been mostly positive. And if BlackBerry keeps its promise of monthly security updates, the Priv could be one of the most secure, or at least regularly secured, Android devices. Which is exactly what BlackBerry is trying to sell in the first place.

The first major US carrier to get behind the Priv was AT&T, who gave out details days before the smartphone itself launched. BlackBerry revealed that the price for that Privelege and Privacy is a hefty $699. At least if paid in full. On AT&T, if you're willing to go with a two-year contract, you can get it for $250. Or even lower on the carrier's Next plans.

Verizon's pricing details are still up in the air, but the fact that the BlackBerry Priv will be arriving there is probably already enough to make customers happy. It was initially thought that the Priv won't be coming to Verizon since it uses GSM bands that AT&T and T-Mobile use. Verizon is one of the few on CDMA.

That now leaves T-Mobile as the last carrier to say anything about the Priv. Technically, it shouldn't be a problem and some are already reporting hints that it could also happen any time soon. Then again, the relationship between T-Mobile and BlackBerry has lately been rocky, so we wouldn't be surprised if it happened later rather than sooner, if at all.