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BlackBerry Priv up for pre-orders from Carphone Warehouse; phone ships by November 6th (VIDEO)

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BlackBerry Priv up for pre-orders from Carphone Warehouse; phone ships by November 6th (VIDEO)
The BlackBerry Priv can now be pre-ordered from U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse. The company was one of the earliest to offer pre-registration for the Android powered slider, and is now taking reservations for the phone. Installment pricing is listed at the equivalent of $75 USD a month, and the phone is expected to ship by November 6th.

According to the listing, the rumored specs that we have been telling you about are true. The Priv features a 5.4-inch dual-curved screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 808 SoC drives the device, and includes a dual-core 1.8GHz CPU and a quad-core 1.44GHz CPU. The Adreno 418 GPU handles graphics. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage. Those seeking more memory can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot.

An 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach camera (with OIS) adorns the back of the phone, and a 2MP snapper is found in front for selfies and video chats. A 3410mAh provides long battery life, and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.

All signs point to a unveiling of the phone shortly. As we've been saying, a November release of the Priv has been rumored for sometime, and it appears that BlackBerry is going to be right on schedule.




source: CarphoneWarehouse via Crackberry

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posted on 16 Oct 2015, 13:46 4

1. Zeeya (Posts: 280; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Official BlackBerry video:https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=5nO8EdLtJj0

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:40 7

13. Landon (Posts: 417; Member since: 07 May 2015)


The physical keyboard gesture control is pretty flipping sweet!

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 13:52 5

2. Rafishant (Posts: 217; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


I'm wondering why would anyone chose this over the latest Samsung Galaxy series????

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 13:55 19

4. Zeeya (Posts: 280; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Because not everyone wants a Samsung.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:02

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Samsung isn't the only Android maker out therthere. There's others. Unless blackberry plans on standing out, I don't see what can make this succeed.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 13:57 8

5. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Physical keyboard. BlackBerry build quality. Security. Privacy. And as Zeeya said, not everyone wants a Samsung handset.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:11 5

8. Rafishant (Posts: 217; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Mobile/Code interview with John Chen,

"Walt Mossberg: Are you willing to say you have the most secure Android phone? Is becoming an Android phone maker a path to profitability?

Chen: We're probably the same level as Samsung's Knox. The only other commercial phone that can say they have the same or better than us is maybe the BlackPhone."

For the hub, keyboard and this rest of the goodies will be available via BlackBerry Suite in Android, iOS, WP.

How do you feel now?
The Priv is not the most secure Android phone according to the BlackBerry CEO.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:34 1

12. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


"At the same time, I mentioned several features coming in PRIV that will help it rise to the very top security-wise, even among secure Android phones. There's the unique key ‎in the chipset of every PRIV smartphone to authenticate the Android OS, so users can be confident their PRIV is not running malicious firmware that could violate their privacy or security. There's our ability to patch vulnerabilities much faster than other Android smartphone makers, and other features I didn't mention. It's why I firmly believe PRIV will be MORE resilient than everything else."

That was taken from here:

http://m.crackberry.com/john-chen-clears-air-regards-comments-made-codemobile?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=cb

I feel GREAT knowing that, ACCORDING TO THE BLACKBERRY CEO, the Priv will have better security and privacy updates that will come at a quicker pace and it has features that will help it rise to the very top of secure handsets, EVEN SECURE ANDROID HANDSETS.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 11:42

56. tacarat (Posts: 729; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


I'm sad as there will probably be no rooting this thing, but the updates (assuming they don't get shuttered) are more important.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 12:00 1

57. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I agree that the updates are more important. Also, rooting would defeat the purpose of a secured Android handset.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:41 3

14. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


http://el.blackberry.com/samsungknox

Samsung also went to BlackBerry to secure their Knox offering.

So, you were saying?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:28 1

35. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


It hasn't been out for long to be tested in equality, so chill out and sit back, and he's being humble and not trying to under deliver, unlike the makers of black phone.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 04:53 3

50. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1848; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Wow. Created an account 4 days ago just to troll.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:43 4

15. Landon (Posts: 417; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Add SD card to that list. This phone is a beast!

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:50 1

17. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Totally agree!

+1

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:49 3

29. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Sorry didn't see someone else had pointed out the obvious reason to ditch Samsung for BlackBerry already xD haha!

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:04 2

31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I wouldn't ditch my Note 4 for this.

Yes I am still rocking a Note 4.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:29 2

36. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I can understand you not wanting to ditch a phone that's over a year old, hopefully you can afford more things one day and get out of poverty.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:58 1

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or maybe because it's still a very capable phone despite being a year old.

Hopefully you can pull your head out of your bottom, I'd imagine it can't be too good for your health.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:07 1

42. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


You've been watching too much human centipede, you sire are disgusting and it'll make more sense if you had talked about my girl's bottom, she demands it but she's too hot, way out of my league so I have to subdue.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:21

45. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The human what again?

"she's too hot, way out of my league so I have to subdue."

I can't help you there. You have to work on your own self confidence.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 10:18 1

54. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Haha that is true, but I know my limits, at best I'm a 7, but she's a complete 9, and seriously you've never heard of the human centipede movie?????

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:08

61. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No i haven't and from the looks of it I would rather keep it that way.

posted on 19 Oct 2015, 00:23 1

67. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Well then don't say morbid s**t like that mahn, otherwise we're going to think you're one psychotic guy that has perverted thoughts of the human race.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 04:58 4

51. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1848; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You don't own an Android device. Stop it. No one believes you. Don't you get tired of trolling every BlackBerry article and stealing my "groupie girl" line and deflecting whenever someone asks any of those questions?

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 07:37

52. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No one cares what you think.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 21:38 1

65. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1848; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Yes you do. Or you wouldn't have responded.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 12:28 1

58. Scott93274 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I care what you think BobbyDigital, don't let the isheep get you down.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:11

62. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well I would tell you the same but it looks like you're already down on your knees at bobbydigital.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 22:50

66. Scott93274 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


says the guy who has my profile picture on his ass. Dude, you're so deep in the closet you're in Narnia.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 21:37

64. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1848; Member since: 29 May 2014)


The only thing Michelle can get down is that dudes pants around his ankles. But thanks Scott.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:48 2

28. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


*cough cough* micro SD expansion *cough cough*

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:02 8

7. vladimir86 (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 Oct 2011)


Really! i gues its obvious ! No glass body, it does have a microsd card, huge battery , good security software, keyboard...it shoud be a great phone!

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:23 1

9. Oxygen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


To try something different.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 15:16 1

23. Omarc07 (Posts: 396; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Im a HUGE with capital letters Samsung fan as i said on here before ,but dam i do want this new blackberry especially cuz of that keyboard.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 15:54 2

25. jellmoo (Posts: 1523; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


And I'm wondering why anyone would choose the latest Samsung Galaxy series over the Priv. I guess it's really just different strokes for different folks, which is totally cool.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:04 3

26. Fallen1 (Posts: 283; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)


Im swapping my Note 4 for this. I feel Sammy dropped the ball on the Note 5 by trying to clone iPhone

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:04 1

32. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Because Samsung has its haters thou.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:36 1

37. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So does BlackBerry.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:14 2

34. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Because Samsung sucks and will rather make more money instead of giving you the freedom of buying a micro SD

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:59 3

41. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You are aware there're several other phones out there that don't have micro SD card slots?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:10 3

43. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Aw, that iPhone nostalgia.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:22

46. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's ok to admit you were wrong.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 21:05 3

47. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


So you admit that it's ridiculous that your beloved apple would rather make a buck out of a customer instead of the freedom to expand memory via SD? Finally!

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 07:39

53. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You can't really do anything with SD cards except save media and documents, so your point is moot.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 10:20 2

55. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


And apps and games, oh wait you and your fruity phone wouldn't know what it's like to have SD freedom, sorry can't help you there.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 09:35

59. j2001m (Posts: 2828; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


As Apple as moved away from Emmc hd like Samsung, there is no way for them to add sd card if if they like to for the 1st time this year, just like Samsung, they gone with a faster speed and w and r at the same time over being able to offer sd card, It tell you now it as nothing to do with the new A9 why the phone is so fast, it's the new HD being used, just like the new Samsung phones. ( they using a new cheaper to make clone of ufs that uses the Mac ssd driver)

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 12:09 2

60. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


And this is relevant in a blackberry article because...........?

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:12

63. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11849; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Looks at the recent Galaxy phones and nexus lineup. You were saying?

posted on 19 Oct 2015, 00:26 3

68. Bernoulli (Posts: 3780; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Hahaha thank you, you just proved my point. Seriously, thank you for proving me right and point out the elephant in the room.

posted on 19 Oct 2015, 09:33

69. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Because I'm tired of using Samsung

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 13:53 2

3. Monsterhunter (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


Can't wait to see this in person.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:00 4

6. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Eagerly anticipating the release date and pricing here in the U.S. From what's known about the Priv so far, seems like a really good handset.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:51 4

18. Subie (Posts: 533; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Agreed. Now if they offered it with 128gb of storage and a dual boot option with Android/BB10 it would be a must buy for me...Maybe at what ever price they asked.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 15:17 2

24. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Totally agree. A dual-boot BB10 / Android handset would be the smartphone of the year, to say the least!

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:53 1

19. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Question for you meanest: being more familiar with BB than I, what would you think of a Blackberry-Windows 10 handset? From the outside it looks like Microsoft's target market is more in line with Blackberry's, especially given Microsoft's push towards productivity like Continuum. Both Blackberry and MS are practically synonymous with business after all. Would it be an issue of the software, MS' weaker market position, both?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:59 1

20. Subie (Posts: 533; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Not answering for the genius, but I think that would be a potentially great partnership.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 15:15 5

22. meanestgenius (Posts: 10202; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I think that would be awesome!! Why BlackBerry and Microsoft haven't partnered up yet is beyond me! I think they could make it work wonderfully! Windows 10 with BlackBerry features and security / privacy, bring over the BlackBerry Suite of apps like the Hub...both are synonymous with productivity. Microsoft Office and Word baked in along with Microsoft's cloud services...BlackBerry assistant and Cortana hybrid with Bing integration...that awesome BlackBerry PKB ala the BlackBerry Passport...and please add the BlackBerry "toolbelt" like the one on the Classic...that would indeed be awesome! Both would benefit immensely in enterprise from what one another would bring to the table.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:24

10. Oxygen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


BB got me excited over this.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:24

11. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 776; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Finally a phone from black berry which look worthy to look at

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