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AT&T will sell BlackBerry's Priv starting November 6th for $250 on-contract

AT&T is the first major US carrier to announce a release date for BlackBery's Priv Android phone, and it's coming this week. The carrier will launch sales of the device on November 6th, and the two-year contract price is $249.99. But actually signing a contract with AT&T isn't easy these days unless you're willing to visit the carrier directly — and even then, going with one of the company's Next installment plans is typically a better option.

Read next: The BlackBerry Priv review.

AT&T says well-qualified customers will be able to get the Priv, BlackBerry's first Android smartphone, for $0 down on its Next 12, 18, and 24 plans. That'll cost you $37, $30.84, or $24.67, respectively. BlackBerry has been taking preorders for the device for over a week and will also start shipping units to customers on the 6th. After a string of misses, BlackBerry's got a lot riding on the Priv, but at $699 unlocked, it may prove too expensive — and too late — for consumers who were once fans of the slide-out QWERTY keyboard but've since moved on to the iPhone or an Android smartphone. As just one example of the constant competition BlackBerry faces, AT&T is also launching the HTC One A9 the very same day, and for only $99 on-contract.