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BlackBerry Priv shipping date slips to November 23 for unlocked units

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BlackBerry has already started shipping Priv units pre-ordered through its online store, last Friday to be precise. However, this doesn’t mean that if you order a Priv today, it will be delivered to you tomorrow (or the day after).

Because of higher than anticipated demand for its first Android-running model, BlackBerry has been forced to push the shipping date for those who order a Priv starting today. If you take the plunge, you’ll see that you have to wait until November 23 in order to actually receive the smartphone.

BlackBerry Priv shipping date slips to November 23 for unlocked units

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Shipments have been “phased”, the company says, and it’s on November 23 when the second wave will commence. So effectively the Priv is still only on pre-order at the moment. You can’t say it’s available in stock if it takes two weeks to ship.

Note that all of the above is valid for orders placed through BlackBerry’s online store in the US, UK, and Canada. Elsewhere (and at other retailers or at carriers) things may be different, as other companies have all had their own stock allocations.

Although BlackBerry would obviously love it for people to think that the Priv is selling like hot cakes, it’s holding back an essential bit of info that may confirm that – how many units have actually been ordered. Or precisely how big that first batch that’s already shipped was. Because of that, this whole “demand is greater than supply” thing could be a marketing ploy and nothing else.

Source: gsmarena.com

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20 thoughts on “BlackBerry Priv shipping date slips to November 23 for unlocked units

  1. Anonymous, 19 hours agowhy physical buttons? is it 2009?Because some people still like them.. Broaden your thinking horizon..

  2. the CDMA for verizon and Sprint is on production. That’s why they have to give way and move the unlocked production.

  3. Big Daddy, 18 hours agoBecause some people still like them.. Broaden your thinking horizon..Yup yup so true !

  4. I’m not sure how this is a negative thing for Blackberry. If a phone is in more demand than expected then CLEARLY it is a device that attracted people’s attention and have had much more orders than they anticipated which is a great thing!
    Another thing to the person mocking Physical Keyboards – your comment is as uneducated as you are. Physical keyboards will never go out of fashion and surely they’re not for everybody but for those who like them the capacitive physical Keyboard is actually excellent. It might not be for you but don’t make a stupid comment when you have not tried the keyboard!

  5. Your conclusion is incorrect. I called several AT&T stores in Houston over the weekend, and visited three. The Priv was sold out in all of them, in some stores it sold out almost immediately. Each store had initial stock of from two to four units. The Michigan Avenue store in Chicago also said they sold out very quickly. That isn’t a marketing ploy. And try to remember how small a company BlackBerry is. They don’t have to sell many to move the needle significantly.

  6. Anonymous, 15 hours agowhy physical buttons? is it 2009?We have the internet today. And people like you still have that kind of thinking.

  7. Some people want physical keyboards and BlackBerry didn’t anticipate so many orders.

  8. rolphez, 12 hours agoI’m not sure how this is a negative thing for Blackberry. If a phone is in more demand than ex… moreIt’s always been an issue with BlackBerry’s supply chain management. In early 2013, they made *way* too many Z10’s, thinking it would be an iPhone-style revolution. As a result, there were literally millions of unsold stock that BBRY couldn’t get rid of. The next iteration, the Z30, they under-estimated, and the phone was impossible to get. Same with the Passport a year later; the original 250k sold out at pre-order, and the phones were impossible to purchase until November or so. So since the Z10 debacle, for the past two years, they’ve always under-estimated demand, resulting in these delays.

  9. Anonymous, 12 hours agowhy physical buttons? is it 2009?And how do you switch on your phone to use it ?.

    Physical buttons and keys give tactile feedback and proper separation to help differentiate which ones are actually being pressed (think touch typist). This is something you do not get from a flat piece of glass or plastic.

  10. Anonymous, 8 hours agowhy physical buttons? is it 2009?no, it’s there because there is demand out there for a good high end device with physical keypad

  11. Cancelled my order. It didn’t dispatch when it was supposed to. Give me time to see some reviews. Android lag is still included. Looking at the big lumia again

  12. poo bum, 7 hours agoI hope this out sells the IPhone… BlackBerry is best keep dreaming

  13. willboyce, 6 hours agoCancelled my order. It didn’t dispatch when it was supposed to. Give me time to see some revie… moreI hate the Lumia bots.

  14. poo bum, 6 hours agoI hope this out sells the IPhone… BlackBerry is best joke of the year!!! blackberry can’t even beat xiaomi on sales

  15. Funny, I pre ordered on BlackBerrys website back in September or October and I haven’t even received shopping confirmation yet. Each time I ask they sure me I’m one of the first to get my device. It’s now Tuesday morning and 5 days after the release and still no delivery in site. Their delivery and sales team at their actual site is terrible.

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