I passed by X-Cite yesterday to buy some stuff and at random I mentioned the Priv to a staff member and he told me they actually have it. They likely bought a few from the grey market (they only have 6 available at Safat Alghanim) because BlackBerry hasn’t released the Priv in the Middle East, and some of you might notice it has no Arabic on its keyboard.
First Impressions: The phone is bigger than I expected, It has a 5.2 inch screen, but when I put it face to face with my 5.5 inch LG G4, the Priv was actually bigger in size. The keyboard wasn’t as smooth as I hoped but maybe I needed more time with the device.
My biggest issue is the big price difference, the Priv is sold for 212 KD in the US, with shipping it will go for around 220 KD. X-Cite however, is selling it for 259 KD, which is around 40 KD more than ordering it from the US including shipping expenses.
You can purchase it from their website directly [here].