Ad for BlackBerry Priv points out that your entire life is inside your smartphone

Ad for BlackBerry Priv points out that your entire life is inside your smartphone
A 30-second black and white ad from BlackBerry looks to be the first television commercial for the Android powered BlackBerry Priv. The message behind the ad was made clear enough. Everything about your life is inside your smartphone, so if it gets lost, stolen or hacked into, your privacy is all gone. As for the phone itself, it isn't clearly seen until the end of the spot.

BlackBerry has been pretty low key about the Priv, and did not even hold a media event to introduce it to the world. The device is expected to launch in certain markets, including the U.S. and Canada, on November 6th. The phone has been priced at $699 in the U.S., and you can reserve the Priv directly from the manufacturer.

The BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 808 chipset, which includes a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage. Those seeking additional memory can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot. The 18MP rear camera comes with an aperture of f/2.2 and OIS, and the 2MP snapper takes selfies and handles video chats. The 3410mAh juicer should provide long battery life, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

Let us know what you think of BlackBerry's ad for the Priv by dropping a comment in the box below.

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source: BlackBerry

Related phones

  • Display 5.4 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



19. bhaskardangat

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

I am so glad they got a Commercial out, and am sure this is not going to be the only on...Love all the BB phones i have used till date, OS 10 has been the best OS over, and if you notice they have made Priv, on the same lines, multitasking is the same, Hub is there, the mighty keyboard, looks like they just got what was missing google play services, Cant wait for the launch in India...And whoever is complaining about the price, they have no clue about OS 10 devices and they are wasting productive time on a BB commercial\Product.

16. wg1234

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

When are the reviews likely to come out? and when do you think it will get marshmellow 6.0? Not a biggie to not have it straight away as long as they don't take too long or mess it up.

14. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Can't wait to get this phone

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice video. Good to finally see some advertising from BlackBerry! Need to see some more...keep the momentum going, BlackBerry!

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The competitive pricing though...nearly $900 CAD at launch x(

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Shh apparently you're not allowed to talk about the price for the Priv.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're the only idiot here saying something so stupid. You really feel that no one is supposed to be able to offer a logical argument against someone's opinion.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Boohoo I voiced my opinion. Get over it. You can't stand it when the truth is spoken.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're the only one crying here. You're also the only one that pouts like a brat when someone says something that goes against your opinion. You think that no one is supposed to argue FOR whatever you're against. It's a PUBLIC FORUM. It comes with the territory. Get with it or get lost. And take this cheese I've brought you to go with your whine.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No thanks, you can have the cheese since you're providing all of the whine. I never said it wasn't a public forum. That still doesn't give you the right to jump down every comment you disagree with.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't "jump down every comment", I counter your trolling BS. And the very fact that this is a public forum affords me every opportunity to respond, whether we agree or not.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol really? You just jumped my case in several articles attacking me because I said the Priv was overpriced.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're lying, as usual. I offered a compelling argument to what you were saying, and countered your trolling BS. Nothing more. It's not my fault that you're salty because I offer intelligent retorts. And it's "jumped ON my case", not "jumped my case".

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your compelling argument was just you spewing your usual bs with your usual one-way street point of view.

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're whining about the Priv pricing is just that: whining. And you're pathetic trolling. You're a complete fool that thinks no one is supposed to have an opinion that differs from yours. Typical troll.

20. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2126; Member since: May 29, 2014

You mean like you think no one is supposed to argue for or validate the price of the PRIV right? Because that's how you think.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ok Bobbdigital.

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Very nice, I'm so excited for this phone.

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

It's a strange feeling, isn't it?

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah until you look at that price.

6. GeekMovement unregistered

I don't mind the pricing too much right now because from what I've read, it has the dual curved glass display (which Samsung also charges extra for), 32gb storage, micro sd slot, a big battery (which hopefully will put out great battery life), and the security sounds promising. It's also got a very cool tech in the slide out keyboard. This device stands out to me with the unique Blackberry features on top of Android, so I think it's worth it. I'll be watching out for the reviews though to make sure it's really great.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They should have started small and released a more affordable device first. They can't really compete with Apple and Samsung and they're going to get killed by the Nexus from the price alone.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

Would you like some cheese to go with that whine? If you're going to complain that you're not getting a $400 device that does what a $700 one does, then just say it. Because if you compare the Priv spec for spec with other flagships at launch, BlackBerry did nothing wrong with the pricing.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not complaining. I just don't see why BlackBerry would release a costly phone in the position they're in right now. I mean you even said so yourself. As for other flagship they're already established.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are complaining. That's all you do here on BlackBerry articles. You whine and complain about something that you're never going to use. What's the point? I also said I think that the pricing is fair for what the Priv brings to the table. Nice of you to leave that part out. Just because other flagships are established, doesn't mean that they weren't pricey upon release, especially for the things that they've omitted that the Priv has.

13. GeekMovement unregistered

"...I think that the pricing is fair for what the Priv brings to the table." I agree. It's definitely flagship level, but it's also got some great features that I think makes it strikingly unique from the rest of the android flagships out there.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. I believe so as well.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No fingerprint scanner. The 6P has one. The Note series has the S Pen. If BlackBerry had done what Google has done with the Nexus release the price would be more negligible.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 23070; Member since: May 28, 2014

No slide out PKB that functions in a capacitive way. The Priv has one. The 6P Note series do not. The Priv is priced fairly enough to match high end Android flagships at launch.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sony thought the same thing and look what's happening to them now. Wake up because you're blind as a bat. High priced Android devices won't cut it anymore especially if you aren't established. The Priv should have started out somewhere around $400.

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