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Official BlackBerry Priv video released

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Official BlackBerry Priv video released
Earlier today, we told you that Carphone Warehouse has started taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv. While the Android-powered slider still needs to be officially introduced by BlackBerry, such a move appears imminent. The company has posted a video showing off the first BlackBerry device driven by the open source Android OS.

Based on the Carphone Warehouse pre-order page, the Priv features a 5.4-inch 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, carrying a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32 GB of internal storage. Those who need additional storage can access the 2TB microSD slot.

The rear-facing 18MP camera offers OIS to keep images from turning out shaky, and the front-facing 2MP snapper will shoot selfies and handle video chat. BlackBerry handsets are known for having good battery life, and the 3410mAh juicer will keep the lights on for a long time. And yes, as odd as it feels to type it, Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.

Check out the first official video for the BlackBerry Priv merely by clicking on the video below.



source: BlackBerry

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posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:41 2

1. Bernoulli (Posts: 4245; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


While the Android-powered slider still needs to be officially introduced by BlackBerry, such a move appears imminent.
Read more athttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Official-BlackBerry-Priv-video-released_id74805#caGrFkhqZC7gC9yV.99
Alan, you need to visitwww.blackberry.ca or just blackberry.com, they're official now, in their official websites. Check it out mahn.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:56

5. Johnnokia (Posts: 1133; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I couldn't find the official release. Could you post the Priv's page link?.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:03

9. meanestgenius (Posts: 14554; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The Priv hasn't been officially released, John.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:20 1

10. Bernoulli (Posts: 4245; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


http://ca.blackberry.com/
You'll see in their official website say introducing blackberry priv

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:59 2

21. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1478; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think what he meant was that while we know it's been officially announced by Blackberry, it hasn't been officially introduced at a press event like they've done with the Passport and Classic.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 11:17

73. deewinc (Posts: 347; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


http://global.blackberry.com/en/smartphones/blackberry-priv/pre-register.html

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:48 5

2. Rafishant (Posts: 329; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Cons:
2 MP front facing camera, 9.4 mm thick and 192g weight

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 16:53 4

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 1133; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I'm afraid of BlackBerry camera from the beginning. Hopefully, the back one is as great as the one in Note5 or G4

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:01 5

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Blackberry isn't known for having great cameras.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:03 5

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 14554; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Pros:

QHD dual-curved screen.

Slide out physical keyboard that has capacitive features ala BlackBerry Passport.

BlackBerry build quality.

18 meg. Schneider-Kreuznach camera with OIS.

32 gigs of onboard storage expandable via micro-sd card slot to 2TB.

I'd say those pros outweigh what you call cons.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:21 20

11. Bernoulli (Posts: 4245; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


And you're known for trolling blackberry.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:23 3

12. Bernoulli (Posts: 4245; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Seriously, I have yet to understand why would someone use the front facing camera when in the back you have almost 5-20 times the resolution?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:46 2

14. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Yeah you don't really get a BB for the camera..

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:48 6

15. Ordinary (Posts: 2415; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Also awesome multitasking and great battery life

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:49

17. redmd (Posts: 1298; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I think running Android deserve to be in the list of pro.

If this is running BB10, only few would probably buy it.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:54 4

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Read any review for a Blackberry phone and you'll see most comments say the camera is ok to decent to subpar depending on which model you're looking at. It's easy to just use an insult, but it takes far more effort to make a decent, backed-by-facts comment.

Then again I shouldn't be surprised considering who I'm responding to.

Oh and to the 4+ ones thumbing him up, my comment applies as much to you as it does him.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:55 1

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That may have been ok in 2010 and maybe a couple of years ago, but this is 2015. Everyone doesn't work in a secretive environment where camera phones aren't allow. Some people actually do have work where a good camera is required.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:59 5

20. meanestgenius (Posts: 14554; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I think that any comments made about the camera should be reserved until we see official shots and comparisons. I also think it's really stupid that this entire conversation came about from a remark about the front facing camera, which DOES NOT really get used in camera comparisons, if ever.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:00 4

22. Ordinary (Posts: 2415; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Cool story bro:
http://youtu.be/SE9tJKS7MBQ

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:00

23. Rafishant (Posts: 329; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Are you serious?
How to take selfie?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:00 2

24. meanestgenius (Posts: 14554; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Agreed. I should have mentioned those great points.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:05 2

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15797; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


http://bfy.tw/2KNz

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:09 4

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 14554; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Nice! The Z10 held its own.

Great decent, backed-by-facts comment.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:13 2

28. Ordinary (Posts: 2415; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


+1

In my opinion it won by a longshot especially in the low-light photos.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:18 3

29. meanestgenius (Posts: 14554; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Totally agree with you there. I find that using the camera on my Passport, in comparison to other smartphones, that it performs quite admirably as well.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:58 7

31. Scott93274 (Posts: 5168; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You and Meanest are always fighting one another... but I would like to point out a very key difference. Meanest spends way more time than he should defending something he's excited about, while you spend way way more time than you should telling the world how much you're not interested in various phones. Do you not have anything better to do? Or is trolling faceless people on the internet how you pass the time in an otherwise meaningless existence?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:18 3

32. Bernoulli (Posts: 4245; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


How to take selfie? Um, you turn the mobile around and click on the dedicated camera button? That's how you get the otherwise stellar 41 Mega Pixel picture versus an otherwise blurry, crtoonish picture.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:21 5

33. Bernoulli (Posts: 4245; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Oh you moron, I said why when your phone by default has a better camera in the back to take pictures, obviously you can take a much less quality picture with the front one but why lessen the quality?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:23 1

34. Bernoulli (Posts: 4245; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Point made.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:49 4

35. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Umm ok then but that has nothing to do with what I'm remotely even talking about or you're talking to someone else.

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