BlackBerry accepting pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv, priced at $749; phone ships November 16th (UPDATE)

BlackBerry accepting pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv, priced at $749; phone ships November 16th (UPDATE)
Apparently, there is no huge media event. No big arena has been rented out, and the hype and hoopla has been bottled up. While other carriers hold big media events to unveil a new phone, it appears that BlackBerry has just decided to start accepting pre-orders for its first Android powered handset, the BlackBerry Priv. The big question has been answered as the slider is priced at $749 USD. The second biggest question has also been answered as the device will ship on November 16th. The model sold by BlackBerry is not compatible with Verizon, Sprint or U.S. Cellular.

Here are the final specs. The phone has a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.4-inch dual-curved screen, and is powered by the Snapdragon 808 chipset. The latter features a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of internal memory. A 2TB capacity microSD slot is aboard for those seeking additional storage.

An 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach camera is on back, with OIS, and a 2MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video-chats. The 3410mAh battery provides power for 22.5 hours of mixed usage, and there is a rapid recharge function. The Priv is 9.4mm thick and weighs 192 grams.

So there it is folks, you can now go ahead and pre-order the unlocked version of the Priv, which will work with FD-LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29, 30. 

Thanks for the tip!

source: BlackBerry

UPDATE: Someone must have goofed at Waterloo. BlackBerry has taken down the page.

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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


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