BlackBerry is planning to release 2 new Android phones, despite weak Priv sales
April 11, 2016 - Uncategorized
BlackBerry sold just 600,000 of the Priv, which runs Android, between January and March. CEO John Chen blamed the poor sales on the device being “too high-end of a product.”
Last month BlackBerry announced the Priv would be coming to Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. But it looks like the company’s canceled launch plans for Sprint.
That’s disappointing news, but it shouldn’t shock anyone. Last year, T-Mobile overtook Sprint as the No. 3 carrier in the U.S., no doubt due to its aggressive “Uncarrier” initiatives such as Music Freedom and Binge On, both of which let customers stream music and video from select services without it counting towards their data plan. Read more…