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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: 325; 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: 664; Member since: 07 May 2015)


The physical keyboard gesture control is pretty flipping sweet!

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 22:50

66. Scott93274 (Posts: 5236; 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 16 Oct 2015, 13:52 5

2. Rafishant (Posts: 346; 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: 325; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Because not everyone wants a Samsung.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 13:57 8

5. meanestgenius (Posts: 15402; 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, 14:02 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, 14:11 5

8. Rafishant (Posts: 346; 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, 14:23 1

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


To try something different.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 14:34 1

12. meanestgenius (Posts: 15402; 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 16 Oct 2015, 14:41 3

14. meanestgenius (Posts: 15402; 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, 14:43 4

15. Landon (Posts: 664; 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: 15402; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Totally agree!

+1

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 15:16 1

23. Omarc07 (Posts: 481; 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: 1930; 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: 285; 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, 16:48 2

28. Bernoulli (Posts: 4299; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


*cough cough* micro SD expansion *cough cough*

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:49 3

29. Bernoulli (Posts: 4299; 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, 17:02

30. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


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, 17:04 2

31. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I wouldn't ditch my Note 4 for this.

Yes I am still rocking a Note 4.

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, 17:14 2

34. Bernoulli (Posts: 4299; 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, 17:28 1

35. Bernoulli (Posts: 4299; 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 16 Oct 2015, 17:29 2

36. Bernoulli (Posts: 4299; 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, 17:36 1

37. meanestgenius (Posts: 15402; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So does BlackBerry.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:58 1

40. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


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, 17:59 3

41. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


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

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:07 1

42. Bernoulli (Posts: 4299; 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, 19:10 3

43. Bernoulli (Posts: 4299; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Aw, that iPhone nostalgia.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:21

45. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


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.

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