Blackberry has abandoned the Priv, calling it somewhat of an expensive mistake not only because of the investment costs but also because it was priced well above what consumers are willing to pay for a phone. They will be developing a new Android device which is intended to sell at $400, in line with the competitions prices. This also seems to imply that the BB10 OS will no longer be actively developed at Blackberry although they have not stated that for the record. They also haven't disclosed how many Priv's were sold but considering what they told The Register and others it is likely to be well below what they had hoped. They aren't dead yet but they are certainly low on health.
"BlackBerry's CEO has used an interview with United Arab Emirates outlet The National to announce plans to move the troubled mobe-maker's Android efforts downscale."
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