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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: 3735; 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: 1060; 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: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The Priv hasn't been officially released, John.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:20 1

10. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


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

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 11:17

73. deewinc (Posts: 228; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:59 2

21. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1107; 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 16 Oct 2015, 16:48 5

2. Rafishant (Posts: 206; 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: 1060; 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: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Blackberry isn't known for having great cameras.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:21 20

11. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


And you're known for trolling blackberry.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 17:54 4

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; 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, 18:00 4

22. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


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

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 18:09 4

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; 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: 2177; 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: 9672; 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 17 Oct 2015, 07:42

60. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well at least you said in your opinion instead of shoving your point down everyone's throat but I still disagree.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 08:00 3

67. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Take a look over youtube comments and look that it isnt only my opinion but majority says Z10 takes better photos, hate it or love it.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 23:28

79. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Maybe so, but I still think the experience is better overall on the iPhone.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:08

38. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I stand corrected if I had happened to be corrected. My comment still stands.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:23 1

34. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Point made.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 07:42

61. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


As always.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 10:22 5

69. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Yep, that you have nothing better to do than troll blackberry.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 19:51 5

36. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


He's not wrong. You are widely known for trolling, especially BB articles.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:11 1

39. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Oh yes, I absolutely love trolling blackberry articles. Or maybe you have no real response to what I said, so you resort to the comment above because in reality, you know I'm right.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:20 4

45. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Refer to post #44 and you're done.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 07:43

62. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Refer to post #41 and you're done.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 16:32 3

77. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Lol your comebacks are so bad, you just copy people like a child. Why even bother mate?

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 23:30

80. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well I have to bring my comebacks down to your grade level.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 00:28 7

87. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


That's becuase you have zero.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 00:57 4

88. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


+1 for truth.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:00

96. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You're pathetic.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 22:47 2

106. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


trolling for three and a half years is pathetic. grow a pair and admit that you're a troll. I'd have a lot more respect for you if you ever managed to be honest with everyone here... yourself as well.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 18:59

95. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm not asking you for your iq level.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:02 2

98. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Why are you even still trying? It's pretty pathetic now, sad has come and gone.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 03:07 1

91. xfire99 (Posts: 792; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Backed by facts my ass. Where is u fact about Blackberry Priv camera and review about the camera?

Schneider-Kreuznach® certified camera. I doubt it will take bad pictures with that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaL8QhdWuKU

This is the last hope for Blackberry survival and you really think they will release a phone without top of the Art hardwares?

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:02

97. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Go cry me a river. It's like I said before, blackberry doesn't have the best track record when it comes to cameras.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 21:26

48. kxt7716 (banned) (Posts: 20; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


and u're known for being dimwit comentator..moron!

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 22:29 6

50. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Says the newbie who resorts to personal attacks because he has no educated comebacks, hahaha! Please, continue to humor me.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 01:12 5

53. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Lmao he has 11 posts.. definitely a troll.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 02:45 4

54. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I think it might be kamehameha or mister z or any of the blackberry hater group that got banned.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 04:19 3

57. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Hahahaha! Probably so!

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 07:44

63. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or maybe you're just being paranoid?

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 10:23 2

70. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Paranoid because........?

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:02

99. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because you are?

posted on 19 Oct 2015, 00:14 2

108. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Please elaborate, on what are you basing this?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 22:21 5

49. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1107; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think I can settle the controversy here:

1. It is true that Blackberry in the past have not been known for having a great camera (although I would say that the pictures taken by the Passport and even the Z30 have been on the great side though not at the top of the pack but still well above mediocre/average).

2. With that being said, it has been known that this device will carry the new Sony sensor that has been found in the Moto X Play which in the reviews have shown to be great.

We have to remember, this device is the first device that John Chen has had a lot of control over since it's inception (whereas the Passport was initially created by his predecessor and he carried it to market).

Also, by the way, the whole 192 g weight as a con is mind-boggling to me considering the new iPhone 6S plus weighs the same amount (and it has about the same screen size too). Usually heavier devices are associated with premium quality.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 07:47

64. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I hope you're right. I don't really care for the Priv to be quite honest, but choice is always good even if it's a blackberry handset.

The Moto X Style has been better than its predecessors in the camera area even though they should have included OIS.

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, 17:55 1

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; 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, 18:58 7

31. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; 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, 19:53 6

37. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Spot on post bro. Hit him with the truth.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:11 1

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The truth of what?

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:15 1

42. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You spend your time on useless avatars and whining every time I say something you don't like. If I bothered you that much, here's an idea - Don't read my comments.

But of course that's too complicated for you. Kudos for admitting something you're too afraid to directly say.

posted on 16 Oct 2015, 20:34 8

46. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I spent 10 minutes on the profile image, and it's given several people around here a good laugh, You've been trolling for years, YEARS, and people think of you as nothing more than a pain in the ass that just wont go away.

I spent 2 minutes of my time to look up the very first "Moto X" article on this site, and what do you know.... you were there trolling.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Dennis-Woodside-confirms-the-Moto-X-and-says-Motorola-is-relaunching-its-product-line_id43496

So with that being said, allow me to copy and paste something from my last post: "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 17 Oct 2015, 07:52

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Question is, who cares? I'll say it again in case you didn't process it before, don't read my comments if you're that salty about them.

You're worse than the alphageek who used to get salty whenever someone said blackberry was dead.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 12:18 5

75. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


"Who cares?" So then you admit that you have no life? And that you have spent the last few years of your life trolling online and it's no one's business but your own? ..







That's just too sad...

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 23:31

81. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No sad is you always getting your panties in a twist whenever I comment on Motorola. You're just a terrible version of Sniggly.

posted on 17 Oct 2015, 23:59 4

84. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I wish I were like Sniggly, that guy's the man, not some sissy little b*tch like that Mxyzptlk fool who's been trolling the site since he joined all those years ago.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 19:04

100. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


As long as your gf doesn't complain, I'm not complaining. Oh wait I forgot, you're just pathetic lonely little man who has nothing going for himself.

posted on 18 Oct 2015, 22:48 2

107. Scott93274 (Posts: 4066; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Bitch, I'm married. You still live at home with mommy.

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