BlackBerry Priv makes appearance on Bell brochure; check out the curved edge screen in action

BlackBerry Priv makes appearance on Bell brochure; check out the curved edge screen in action
The BlackBerry Priv appears ready for prime time in Canada. In a brochure from Bell, the Canadian carrier promotes the expansion of its LTE-A service into Atlantic Canada. The Priv appears in good company, standing next to a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, and an Apple iPhone. This could be another sign that we should expect to see the Android flavored slider unveiled soon.

In addition, one of our loyal readers was able to get his hands on a working Priv, and sent us a photo showing how the  battery indicator can be displayed on the 5.4-inch curved edge screen. Earlier speculation had the phone launching in November, just in time for the holiday shopping season that begins right after Thanksgiving.

Carphone Warehouse has the phone arriving on November 6th, but in the U.S. it could be touching down on a later date. When the BlackBerry Z10 brought the new BB10 OS with it back in 2013, the phone launched first in the U.K. and Canada before hitting the U.S. We could see the same pattern with the Priv.

source: Crackberry

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  • 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



24. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I will pay top dollar for a private, excellent device. Bring it, BlackBerry. I have missed what you bring to the market. I loved the BB10 software and liked the Passport, it just wasn't me. This sounds like it was designed with me in mind. Would love to carry the familiar BB insignia again.

23. wg1234

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

Hopefullly they don't mess the phone up somehow. I'll be waiting for reviews. So far I'm considering the following phones z5c, Blackberry Priv, Nexus 6P. I saw a Windows 10 phone feature that looks interesting (send texts from PC) but don't see any phones i'm interested in, both 950s are bigger than their competitors. Outside options that I may also consider are S6+, Note 5(not available in the UK) and iP6S+

19. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

That sexy (functioning) curves just made me j*zz in my pants :)

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

BlackBerry has my wishes too. I know they can do it.

14. Monsterhunter

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Wishing the best to BlackBerry ....that being said I have never bought a phone on launch. However, this time I will take the plunge and I hope that I will be happy. This phone so far has looked insane. Good luck and I hope all BlackBerry supporters stand up and allow the company to prevail......


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

is it true there will be a 2mp front facing camera?

10. GeekMovement unregistered

Excited for Blackberry, hoping the best for them! Definitely will check it out.

8. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Still miss my BB Bold :( US date please.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 23094; Member since: May 28, 2014

Waiting for the U.S. launch date and pricing.

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Waiting on AUS launch and pricing lol but that will never happen here.

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

price is to be reviewed, if they wanna make it, BTW

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Unfortunately BlackBerry doesn't really price their devices in the affordable range.

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

not at unveil, but you hate blackberry so why bother?

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2126; Member since: May 29, 2014

Neither does Apple. So whats your point? Except more trolling. You don't like BlackBerry so why keep commenting?

15. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It's what a troll does. Worst thing is that he doesn't even consider him self a troll, he thinks his opinion actually matters towards someone.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3202; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That's because BlackBerry isn't building an affordable device. They're releasing a flagship to end all Android flagships.

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Wishing BB good luck for this device. I hope this device will turn things around for BB.

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

you and I and the whole userbase at and meanestgenious and.... basically we all wish blackberry the very best, but mainly because a company like blackberry doesn't deserve to die. On contrary, blackphone totally does, mainly for their allegations gainst blackberry.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 23094; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree.

11. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I prefer more competition thanks. I also seem to remember both companies slinging words at eachother. For that matter I'm not sure why you'd think these two competing companies wouldn't talk smack about eachothers product, even taking your fanboy admission into account.

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Exactly, blackberry in the market = competition. Chen nor heinz made comments back. If you actually knew the arguments that went at hand you'd know it wasn't just smack, taking my whole fanboyism into account. Don't worry newbie you'll learn more about me and see on whose side I'm on, thanks.

21. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I'm not the one who wants to see a company die out (blackberry+ market - blackphone=competition?). I'm happy to see any small phone makers in the market whether or not I intend to buy their product. I'm also happy too see blackberry trying to re-enter the market. Not sure why you're so defensive about your favouring of blackberry, I'm just going by what you wrote. I'm not really into sides, I'll leave the aggresive back and forth to you and someone who cares more.

22. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Wonderful, thanks for the feedback I guess.

9. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

How about you actually go and buy the phone instead of wishing them luck? People keep saying how they love BB, but in the end they go and buy other brands. That's the brutal truth.

25. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This truly has the chance. Android is not the beat all end all, but this could offer Android in a package no one else is even coming close to.

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