We saw the #BlackBerryPriv smartphone going on sale via #Amazon yesterday. Right after going live, it didn’t take long for the smartphone to reach the #1 place among unlocked smartphones and subsequently go out of stock due to the surge in demand.
The fact of the matter is that although this is considered a last minute attempt to return to profitability, the BlackBerry Priv is an excellent device and has gotten Android and BlackBerry fans very excited about the idea.
Retailers like Best Buy are yet to offer the smartphone, while Shop BlackBerry is currently delaying shipments by about 2-3 weeks in some cases. This tells us that the company was taken by surprise by the pre-orders of the smartphone, which is not necessarily a bad thing given the market environment. B&H Photo Video has announced that it will sell the device next Friday on the 20th of November.
But it will behoove BlackBerry to be prepared for this eventuality in the future so as to avoid shipping delays. Have you or anybody you know pre-ordered the BlackBerry Priv? Sound off in the comments section below.