1. dejanh's Avatar
    I had the opportunity to visit my local Bell store and they had a live PRIV unit hooked up for demo purposes. Aside from it being hard to test from all of the attached security features, I wanted to confirm what exact model Bell is using. It turns out that they are selling the STV100-3, the best model of the PRIV. This one has the most frequency bands. It is going for $799 CAD, tax on top. It can be unlocked for anywhere between $20 and $50. It is $50 to get it officially unlocked by Bell after purchase.

    Just thought I'd throw this out there
    Last edited by dejanh; 11-08-15 at 04:27 PM.
    11-08-15 09:57 AM
  2. brookie229's Avatar
    I was checking out Telus yesterday and their display model was also STV100-3 also. I played with it for about 10-15 minutes and there were 2 other people interested also. As a funny aside, I had previously been to my provider (just a tiny carrier called TBayTel) to see if they had any units yet. My provider historically carries BB10 devices and apparently in my area sells quite a few, but the rep I talked to stated to me that they would have the Priv in stock in the new year because they were waiting for "bugs to be fixed from the OS" . I just thanked him then left and then went to Telus. lol
    11-08-15 10:08 AM
  3. Randal Yandal's Avatar
    Is this the model with the qi charging?

    Z30 (10.3.1)
    11-08-15 10:10 AM
  4. bluetroll's Avatar
    I thought Canadian carrier versions don't have wireless charging included...

    My impression from reading the CrackBerry and Android Central review was that only US and Shop BlackBerry versions had wireless charging included. This was the stv1

    Posted via CB10
    11-08-15 10:12 AM
  5. BDBDBD's Avatar
    Anyone know if any of these STV100-3's can be ordered in the US? Would love to buy one that has all the extra bands (as I travel overseas a lot). Does Bell or Telus take orders from abroad?
    11-08-15 10:14 AM
  6. dejanh's Avatar
    I thought Canadian carrier versions don't have wireless charging included...

    My impression from reading the CrackBerry and Android Central review was that only US and Shop BlackBerry versions had wireless charging included. This was the stv1

    Posted via CB10
    Unless there are two STV100-3 models that information is false. The STV100-3 is the ultimate, all bells and whistles model.

    Anyone know if any of these STV100-3's can be ordered in the US? Would love to buy one that has all the extra bands (as I travel overseas a lot). Does Bell or Telus take orders from abroad?
    Telus might. Bell will definitely not. I would suggest you get somebody to buy it for you and ship it to you.
    11-08-15 10:22 AM
  7. nward2010's Avatar
    STV100-1 from ShopBlackBerry (US & CAN) have wireless charging.

    STV100-3 from Canadian carriers does NOT.

    All variants have Quick Charge.
    11-08-15 10:54 AM
  8. mad_mdx's Avatar
    STV100-1 from ShopBlackBerry (US & CAN) have wireless charging.

    STV100-3 from Canadian carriers does NOT.

    All variants have Quick Charge.
    1,2,5 have wireless charging apparently.. so indeed 3 doesn't.
    11-08-15 01:49 PM
  9. dejanh's Avatar
    1,2,5 have wireless charging apparently.. so indeed 3 doesn't.
    Reference?
    11-08-15 03:40 PM
  10. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Reference?
    Manual on BlackBerry's website.

    About wireless charging - PRIV - 5.1
    11-08-15 03:45 PM
  11. dejanh's Avatar
    Manual on BlackBerry's website.

    About wireless charging - PRIV - 5.1
    Thanks
    11-08-15 04:27 PM
  12. mad_mdx's Avatar
    I wonder what is the point. The Canadian version costs 100$ less though so maybe that
    11-08-15 05:13 PM
  13. dejanh's Avatar
    I wonder what is the point. The Canadian version costs 100$ less though so maybe that
    $100 less for a feature that most people won't use is a pretty good deal, and you get way more frequencies to boot.
    11-08-15 05:17 PM
  14. nward2010's Avatar
    $100 less for a feature that most people won't use is a pretty good deal, and you get way more frequencies to boot.
    Telus is $890 ($9 diff) and unless you travel to China often then who cares about the extra frequencies. ShopBlackBerry is unlocked (up to $50 to unlock carrier device) with updates directly from BlackBerry and you have wireless charging. I personally think that gives the -1 variant a higher resale value.
    11-08-15 06:04 PM
  15. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    $100 less for a feature that most people won't use is a pretty good deal, and you get way more frequencies to boot.
    Telus is still $890. So is Wind, and Eastlink ($901).

    Probably a special deal with Rogers and Bell.
    11-08-15 06:06 PM
  16. dejanh's Avatar
    Telus is still $890. So is Wind, and Eastlink ($901).

    Probably a special deal with Rogers and Bell.
    I guess so. $799 at Bell. It's not a limited time discount either. That's their buy-outright retail price.

    Telus is $890 ($9 diff) and unless you travel to China often then who cares about the extra frequencies. ShopBlackBerry is unlocked (up to $50 to unlock carrier device) with updates directly from BlackBerry and you have wireless charging. I personally think that gives the -1 variant a higher resale value.
    Android devices don't cost $50 to unlock, about $20 should do it. Updates from BlackBerry is a moot point. Once the updates start coming, the ROMs will be available for all devices just like there were autoloaders for BlackBerry 10. However, you are entitled to your opinion, as am I
    11-09-15 10:56 AM
  17. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    I guess so. $799 at Bell. It's not a limited time discount either. That's their buy-outright retail price.


    Android devices don't cost $50 to unlock, about $20 should do it. Updates from BlackBerry is a moot point. Once the updates start coming, the ROMs will be available for all devices just like there were autoloaders for BlackBerry 10. However, you are entitled to your opinion, as am I
    I meant Rogers and Bell cut a deal with BlackBerry as part of Chen's "we'll do something to make it affordable" thing.
    11-09-15 11:05 AM
  18. dejanh's Avatar
    I meant Rogers and Bell cut a deal with BlackBerry as part of Chen's "we'll do something to make it affordable" thing.
    Oh yeah, I know. The second part of my comment was an expression of my opinion on the Shop BlackBerry vs. Bell/Rogers topic.

    To be honest, as soon as Black Friday/Cyber Monday hit, I expect the Shop BlackBerry price for the PRIV to drop to $799 CAD.
    11-09-15 11:16 AM

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