With the many unlocked AT&T BlackBerry PRIV units floating about thanks to aggressive deals, the Waterloo company doesn’t want to leave those folks in the dark. A new update for the PRIV establishes a new update path — one that’ll come straight from BlackBerry, not AT&T.
This should hopefully mean that the AT&T BlackBerry PRIVs will receive the same update timing as unlocked units, which is pretty fast (at least for the security patches). We’re not sure if this does or will ever apply to units bought through AT&T and then unlocked, or if it only applies to the models which were sold unlocked from the get-go and used with non-AT&T SIM cards.
We’ll look to see if we can get more clarification from BlackBerry. In the meantime, if you’re an owner of one of these pre-unlocked PRIV units then stay on the lookout for an update to head to your phone.