BlackBerry Priv pre-orders delayed until November 24th

BlackBerry Priv pre-orders delayed until November 24th
A couple of days ago, we told you that heavy demand for the BlackBerry Priv had led the manufacturer to push back the shipping date on new orders to the week of November 23rd. Pre-orders of the company's first Android powered handset started shipping on November 6th. But today, a fresh report reveals that not only are new orders delayed, but some pre-orders are now being delayed as well, and won't arrive until November 24th. The pre-orders in question are for the unlocked version of the Priv, ordered from BlackBerry's online store. Those affected have received an email from BlackBerry, explaining the delay in shipping.

Besides BlackBerry's ShopBlackBerry website, U.S. consumers can purchase the Android powered slider from AT&T. Verizon has also announced that it will be offering the phone soon.


With the BlackBerry Priv apparently off to a good start, yesterday images of a new Android powered 'Berry surfaced. Dubbed the BlackBerry Vienna, this model features a physical QWERTY keyboard, physical Android keys under the screen, and a look that doesn't exude the premium feel that the Priv does.


source: AndroidCentral

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Priv
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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28 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Damn glad mine is on its way to me. I'm betting the shortage is a bit of two reasons.. Fairly good demand coupled with not a ton to sell

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Amazon's stock sold out in a couple of hours. Something tells me that BlackBerry has a very small supply. It keeps them from overstocking, but creates frustrating delays. Trying to first judge demand before full production is very risky, as delays can push customers to other, readily available brands. Trying to create an artificial demand by not having adequate stock is more often than not a recipe for disaster. BlackBerry is not Samsung or Apple, and should've had a better initial supply.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or maybe, the demand for the device is just that great. This is, after all, BlackBerry's first Android device, which is something that many, many individuals have been clamoring for.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's a lose-lose situation with blackberry. They should have produced just enough units to see if there's really a demand for them instead of understocking the Priv. It's too close to the holidays for that and they will end up pushing people for more affordable and more available choices out there.

17. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's not a smart move. What you are suggesting has happened under the reign of Heinz but the product of that decision was a total of 2billion$ of unsold product, I suggest you to read before making comments like these.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not asking them to produce $2billion worth of phones. Perhaps I should have worded my comment a little better.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then what are you asking? Because as far as anyone knows, BlackBerry did create enough devices, and demand actually and honestly outweighed supply.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But if there were only 30 units(example only) and they sell out, is that really considered a sellout and high demand?

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

A sellout, by definition, means that they sold every unit available. And I truly doubt that there would be only 30 units available via website (yes, I know it's just an example). But let's say that it's true. As long as there are many individuals continuously looking to purchase the device, then demand is high.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Demand is strong for the Priv! Either BlackBerry initially created small batches intentionally, or BlackBerry created what they though was enough devices, and demand truly took them by surprise. Should it be the latter, which I personally believe it is, it's a great thing indeed. Very encouraging start for BlackBerry's first Android device.

5. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

And they did it without mass marketing! Imagine how much a demand there would be if they actually put out a commercial or two!

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly! People don't seem to understand exactly how great a feat this actually is, having such high demand without mass marketing. As you said, imagine if BlackBerry actually put some marketing muscle behind the device! By the way, how are you, ablopez? Long time no hear from, my friend!

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 717; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Still, I wish that Priv is running on BB10(with Google Service of course!). Still, that just a dream for us now.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. A Priv running BB10 with Google Mobile Services would be my dream device!

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

*thought

10. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Yet PA still gave them a less than mediocre review..... Anyone out there have their Priv yet to put some input?

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's called voicing their opinion.

18. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Or its called being biased Apple fanboys. Much like yourself.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And you're a biased Android fanboy. Hypocrite much?

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Never have I shown bias or trolled. Unlike you. You do both quite well!

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is coming from the guy who has a robotic android avatar and continuously take potshots at anything Apple related.

30. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You mean like you always troll BlackBerry, Android, Google, KG and Motorola related articles? Nah Michelle, that's your thing. I barely even comment on Apple articles while you ALWAYS troll the articles I mentioned. Big difference Michelle.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

But the difference is, a tech site doing a review on a device should be both informed and objective. Reviews are not opinion pieces. They should be done so as objectively as possible and with all the information, features, etc about said device included in the review.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What makes you think it wasn't informed and objective? You have to remember it is still the author's opinion.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

It wasn't informed because there were many features of the device not even listed in the review, like Picture Password, for example. And that's just ONE example. There is a clear dislike of BlackBerrh from many media outlets, which shows in reviews and in articles about the company. Any reviews done should by and large be objective. The facts are supposed to be reported on at all times, and that is what should encompass the majority of the review. You can't say, as a journalist, that you reported on the device both factually and objectively, if you didn't even use or go through everything the device is capable of.

11. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

"tap here to load the remaining 90 images in the gallery" Dang PA, is that many pictures necessary?

14. Monsterhunter

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Brothers and sisters!!!!! UNITE for the future of privacy I born. We shall stand against all hackers with such immense protection that we will become a qubit . We as blackberry users are omnipresent.

23. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

24th. Only ?? You should see the canadian online shop moved back to 30th. Nov. a week ago !

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