T-Mobile confirms carriage of BlackBerry Priv [UPDATE: Sprint and Verizon, too]

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Update: BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced at the company’s CES 2016 press conference that Sprint and Verizon will also have the Priv as well. Chen disclosed that AT&T had a 60-day exclusivity clause that has just expired. More from Chen in our Via link.

Our original story is below.

T-Mobile’s been blazing on upwards for the past few years, though it’s been getting majorly checked by competitors, regulators and watchdog groups in the past few months. Whatever you think about its deals and steals, its plans and services and how it operates all of the above, one thing that can make or break a customer’s plans to move in with Big Magenta is its smartphone lineup.

T-Mobile announced of that lineup’s expansion today with three new phones.

A hot topic of conversation for TMo fans has been the acrimonious breakup between the company and BlackBerry. But T-Mobile CEO John Legere recently said that the OEM is on a “comeback,” and now we know that he’s happy to help it out by taking in the Priv both in stores and online starting January 26.

The other two phones on the list are Alcatel OneTouch’s first Windows 10 smartphone, the Fierce XL, and the LG K7. The former will be available for $139.99 or about $5.80 a month all-told on an EIP. All we know about the K7 is that it’s coming to both T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

As we’re promised more details, you know we’ll pick them up for you.

Source: T-Mobile, BlackBerry
Via: CNET

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.