BlackBerry PRIV Pre-Orders Seeing Further Shipping Delays


The BlackBerry PRIV is the first BlackBerry device to come running on Android. As a result, it is a smartphone which has gained significant and considerable attention over the last few weeks, thanks to the combining of BlackBerry hardware with the Android operating system. Prior to its release, this was a highly rumored on device, although much of the speculation ended when BlackBerry finally announced the smartphone, which was then followed by the PRIV finally became available in the U.S. via AT&T last Friday. Since then however, reports had began to come through noting that some of those early buyers who pre-ordered were receiving emails advising that their orders were seeing minor delays. This was followed by further reports which detailed that BlackBerry might be having an issue with coping with the demand they were seeing for the PRIV.

Well, it now looks like in a repeating of events, more reports are starting to come through today which are once again detailing that orders are being delayed and again, due to the demand for the smartphone. The reports are based on more emails which are today being received from those who pre-ordered the PRIV. The email does make a note of addressing the previous emails which were sent out last week advising of the first delay. Following which, the email then goes on to state that again orders are being delayed. The email does not provide any firm details on when those who ordered can expect to receive their shipment, although, it does clearly note that pre-orders will not arrive any later than November 24th.


As such, it does seem that those who did initially pre-order the PRIV are seeing some really long delays for the device. It does seem likely that demand is the reason as to why the delays are occurring as the PRIV did go on sale through Amazon a few days ago and seemed to sell out again in a very short space of time. Which does further suggest that the demand for the latest handset from BlackBerry is one which is going better than expected. At least, better than BlackBerry seem to have expected.

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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]

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