BlackBerry opens pre-registrations for the Priv; dual curved edge screens confirmed

BlackBerry announced today that it is taking pre-registrations for the eagerly awaited BlackBerry Priv. The BlackBerry Priv pre-registration website actually confirms some of the device's specs, such as the Schneider-Kreuznach rear camera (expected to be 18MP with OIS), a 5.4-inch screen with dual curved edges, a 3410mAh battery, and the early warning DTEK system that gives you advance warning when your privacy has been compromised.

By registering with BlackBerry, you are merely letting them know about your interest in the phone. No money changes hands, and a unit of the device is not being reserved with your name on it. What you will receive is email containing the latest news about the phone, including when and where you will be able to pre-order it when the time comes. To pre-register, click on the sourcelink and fill in the blanks.

We should point out that the Priv pre-registration page also mentions that the phone will have both a physical and an on-screen QWERTY.  The BlackBerry Priv could be released as soon as next month, with a price tag above $600.

source: BlackBerry (1), (2)

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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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104 Comments

1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

One of the best phones of 2015

8. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Imma go as far to say the best phone of 2015. How many companies have actually brought something new to the table? Honestly. Force touch? Who cares. Better specs? Happens regardless. But a physical keyboard in a sexy, innovative design with a substantial battery and micro SD? I'd take this in a heartbeat over just about any phone out, with possible exception to the nexus 6p

19. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

wasn't S6 edge innovative? may be not if you think its a gimmick

21. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Anything from Samsung is a gimmick until any other well known company copies it.

23. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I don't see how getting rid of micro SD is innovative.

30. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Put an fruit logo on S6 edge and they will say it's innovative.

31. Rydsmith unregistered

Your "innovation" just described the BlackBerry Torch, Motorola Droid, he'll even the G1.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How can an unreleased phone be the best?

11. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Just shut up if you're going to ask stupid questions. If you can't mentally plug in the word between 'best' and 'phone' then you have problems.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I apologize if it's that time of the month for you, but I'm going to ask my question whether you like it or not.

12. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

IDK, ask the Nexus 5. But clearly, it may have its share of problems and end up being the absolute worst phone. But regardless, it's a move in the right direction so I'm betting on it.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

People should be permitted to express their enthusiasm for a new phone without having you come in a be an @$$hole to them because you disagree.

15. Subie

Posts: 2427; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Scott and Mxy, you guys crack me up with your new avatars! :)

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, why thank you! Glad to know I can bring laughter to others.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol my avatar is the perfect example.

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm still not sure why you chose to paste a picture of my old profile picture over your own @$$ though.... I've told you many times before, I'm just not that into you. Give up on the fantasies and move on already Mxy.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You have the head of my previous avatar on a sheep being ridden by a green Android guy and I'm the one who has the fantasies? I forgot you're slow so I have to explain the meaning behind my new avatar. For one thing, you tend to be what the avatar is sometimes. Second, you do have your head up your rear. Third, just about everything you say is full of crap hence why your avatar is in the slot it's in. And last, because it's funny.

40. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, ok, so I'm an ass. I'll accept that. And you're a closet troll because you refuse to accept the truth. And don't act like I haven't offered to be respectful to you numerous times in the past under the condition you act respectful to others. At least me being an ass to you has an explanation, I'm still trying to figure out your motivation for trolling Motorola, Google, BlackBerry all the damn time.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And what are you Scott? You want me to be "respectful" yet I don't see you giving Apple trolls a hard time. I don't troll Blackberry, Motorola, or Google. II've made several good points about Blackberry and have decided to purchase a Pure Edition. You're just being salty.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

So because he doesn't give "the Apple trolls a hard time" means it's okay for you to troll Andorid/Google/Samsung/Motorola and BlackBerry articles? Really? You sound ridiculous. Don't try to use that as an excuse for your trolling. You're a troll, it's what you do, plain and simple. The few "good points" you may have made about BlackBerry are far outweighed by the amount of times you trolled them. And I have a plethora of links to post should you lie again and say"I don't troll BlackBerry, Motorola and Google". You're just being salty that more and more people are calling you out for your trolling on a consistent basis.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Who asked you? You're just being salty because you aren't getting your way. I don't care what links you post. You're just proving how full of it you are. You and Scott aren't calling me out. If anything I called you out since you took the bait.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't give a damn whether you asked me or not, I responded, plain and simple. You're the "salty" one here, because you're getting called out on your BS. And of course you would say that "you don't care what links I post". That's because said links prove that you're a troll, and you can't deny it. Yeah, Scott and I are definitely calling you out. You didn't lay any "bait", you're being slaughtered by me Scott I over your BS trolling.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If I wanted your response, I would have thrown you a troll biscuit since that's what you seem to enjoy. You responded because you can't help but inject yourself into the conversation because of your megalomania. It's pretty obvious. I don't care what bs links you post because well they're bs and you're just full of hot air. *pinches nose* Smelly hot air. Might want to get those teeth of yours checked. "by me Scott I over your BS trolling" The only thing getting slaughtered here is grammar.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

You ALWAYS want my response, Michelle. You actively seek like attention, like a schoolgirl with a crush on the handsome guy at school. And only trolls carry "troll biscuits". Thank you for admitting that you're a troll, yet again. You're making this far too easy. And again, you're only saying that you don't care because you know the links I can post with your massive, incessant trolling are all factual. You can pinch your nose all you want, but you can't escape the BS permeating from your upper lip. And considering that in your comment #42 you spelled "I've" with two "I's", you're the absolute last person to talk about grammar being slaughtered.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"You actively seek like attention" I'm sorry, was that supposed to like make sense? You've been spewing bs about these links for several comments now and you've yet to show anything. Of course I know what your usual bs routine is going to be. You're just that predictable. You're right, I shouldn't pinch my nose. I need to get a gas mask because your bs is getting pretty toxic. Well I never said I had perfect grammar. I just wanted to show you how much of a hypocrite you are.

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering that you've been "forgetting" (read: too dumb to know when to use it) punctuation in your posts on this thread, you're the last one to talk about what does and doesn't make sense. In your post that I'm responding to, you've neglected to add periods and commas. We both know that the links that I post aren't BS. You're just trying to brush them off because there's absolutely nothing you can do about the fact that they prove that you're a troll. Even if you put a gas mask on, you'll still smell the BS from your upper lip since it will be inside the mask as well, lol. You're right. You don't have perfect grammar. It took you months figure out the difference between *your and *you're.

58. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Again, I never said my grammar was perfect. You were the one who went around correcting other people's mistakes and now you can't take it when it's being done to you. Of course, you spew bs yet again. It'a typical. They don't prove a thing because you're full of it. Stop stealing my responses. Come up with your own material. That was deliberate, of course you being a megalomaniac, you're not going to believe that.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

I go around correcting your mistakes because you make TOO MANY of them concerning your grammar. It's like reading what a 5 year old typed with you. They prove that you're a troll. End of story. I "commandeered" your response because you used it wrong. (You made it a hot line, I made it a hot song.) That was in my Jay-Z voice, lol. Anyway, I made it better. Not my fault that your comebacks suck just like you do in a back alley on a Saturday night. That wasn't deliberate, you're just an illiterate moron. And no, I'm not going to believe the lies of a cowardly troll.

61. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn man, can't we all just get along?!? lol

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not with that imbecile.

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