BlackBerry Priv up for pre-orders from Carphone Warehouse; phone ships by November 6th (VIDEO)

BlackBerry Priv up for pre-orders from Carphone Warehouse; phone ships by November 6th (VIDEO)
The BlackBerry Priv can now be pre-ordered from U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse. The company was one of the earliest to offer pre-registration for the Android powered slider, and is now taking reservations for the phone. Installment pricing is listed at the equivalent of $75 USD a month, and the phone is expected to ship by November 6th.

According to the listing, the rumored specs that we have been telling you about are true. The Priv features a 5.4-inch dual-curved screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 808 SoC drives the device, and includes a dual-core 1.8GHz CPU and a quad-core 1.44GHz CPU. The Adreno 418 GPU handles graphics. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage. Those seeking more memory can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot.

An 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach camera (with OIS) adorns the back of the phone, and a 2MP snapper is found in front for selfies and video chats. A 3410mAh provides long battery life, and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.

All signs point to a unveiling of the phone shortly. As we've been saying, a November release of the Priv has been rumored for sometime, and it appears that BlackBerry is going to be right on schedule.




source: CarphoneWarehouse via Crackberry

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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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69 Comments

1. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

13. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

The physical keyboard gesture control is pretty flipping sweet!

2. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I'm wondering why would anyone chose this over the latest Samsung Galaxy series????

4. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Because not everyone wants a Samsung.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung isn't the only Android maker out therthere. There's others. Unless blackberry plans on standing out, I don't see what can make this succeed.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Physical keyboard. BlackBerry build quality. Security. Privacy. And as Zeeya said, not everyone wants a Samsung handset.

8. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Mobile/Code interview with John Chen, "Walt Mossberg: Are you willing to say you have the most secure Android phone? Is becoming an Android phone maker a path to profitability? Chen: We're probably the same level as Samsung's Knox. The only other commercial phone that can say they have the same or better than us is maybe the BlackPhone." For the hub, keyboard and this rest of the goodies will be available via BlackBerry Suite in Android, iOS, WP. How do you feel now? The Priv is not the most secure Android phone according to the BlackBerry CEO.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

"At the same time, I mentioned several features coming in PRIV that will help it rise to the very top security-wise, even among secure Android phones. There's the unique key ‎in the chipset of every PRIV smartphone to authenticate the Android OS, so users can be confident their PRIV is not running malicious firmware that could violate their privacy or security. There's our ability to patch vulnerabilities much faster than other Android smartphone makers, and other features I didn't mention. It's why I firmly believe PRIV will be MORE resilient than everything else." That was taken from here: http://m.crackberry.com/john-chen-clears-air-regards-comments-made-codemobile?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=cb I feel GREAT knowing that, ACCORDING TO THE BLACKBERRY CEO, the Priv will have better security and privacy updates that will come at a quicker pace and it has features that will help it rise to the very top of secure handsets, EVEN SECURE ANDROID HANDSETS.

56. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I'm sad as there will probably be no rooting this thing, but the updates (assuming they don't get shuttered) are more important.

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree that the updates are more important. Also, rooting would defeat the purpose of a secured Android handset.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://el.blackberry.com/samsungknox Samsung also went to BlackBerry to secure their Knox offering. So, you were saying?

35. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It hasn't been out for long to be tested in equality, so chill out and sit back, and he's being humble and not trying to under deliver, unlike the makers of black phone.

50. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Wow. Created an account 4 days ago just to troll.

15. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Add SD card to that list. This phone is a beast!

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree! +1

29. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Sorry didn't see someone else had pointed out the obvious reason to ditch Samsung for BlackBerry already xD haha!

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wouldn't ditch my Note 4 for this. Yes I am still rocking a Note 4.

36. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I can understand you not wanting to ditch a phone that's over a year old, hopefully you can afford more things one day and get out of poverty.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe because it's still a very capable phone despite being a year old. Hopefully you can pull your head out of your bottom, I'd imagine it can't be too good for your health.

42. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

You've been watching too much human centipede, you sire are disgusting and it'll make more sense if you had talked about my girl's bottom, she demands it but she's too hot, way out of my league so I have to subdue.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The human what again? "she's too hot, way out of my league so I have to subdue." I can't help you there. You have to work on your own self confidence.

54. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Haha that is true, but I know my limits, at best I'm a 7, but she's a complete 9, and seriously you've never heard of the human centipede movie?????

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No i haven't and from the looks of it I would rather keep it that way.

67. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Well then don't say morbid s**t like that mahn, otherwise we're going to think you're one psychotic guy that has perverted thoughts of the human race.

51. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You don't own an Android device. Stop it. No one believes you. Don't you get tired of trolling every BlackBerry article and stealing my "groupie girl" line and deflecting whenever someone asks any of those questions?

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No one cares what you think.

65. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Yes you do. Or you wouldn't have responded.

58. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I care what you think BobbyDigital, don't let the isheep get you down.

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well I would tell you the same but it looks like you're already down on your knees at bobbydigital.

66. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

says the guy who has my profile picture on his ass. Dude, you're so deep in the closet you're in Narnia.

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