Customers who pre-ordered the BlackBerry Priv are getting a free case and car charger

Customers who pre-ordered the BlackBerry Priv are getting a free case and car charger
Released today in the US and Canada, the BlackBerry Priv is a unique smartphone, not just because it's BlackBerry's first Android-based handset ever, but also because it's the world's first to feature a dual-curve display and a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

While you can currently buy the Priv from AT&T in the US, and from Telus in Canada, pre-orders for the handset have been available via BlackBerry's website since October. However, folks who pre-ordered the Priv haven't received it earlier than those who are only now buying it. More exactly, BlackBerry informed customers that shipments are just now starting, so it might take a few days before the device actually arrives to doorsteps. The good news is that BlackBerry is giving a free slide-out hard shell case (valued at $39.99), plus a "premium in-vehicle charger" to all those who've pre-ordered the Priv. These gifts won't be sent at the same time with the smartphone. Instead, "you will receive an email detailing how to redeem these accessories."

Besides AT&T, Verizon is also getting ready to release the BlackBerry Priv, though no release date was given. Currently running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the Priv will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime next year. You can take a closer look at the new handset by checking out our BlackBerry Priv review.


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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61 Comments

1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

eagerly waiting for their 2nd android device.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

For 700 dollars still not enough lol I want blackberry to do well but for that price I can get better devices. Not talking smack but the price is what held me back

3. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

kinda know what u mean,it looks like a awesome phone but i think it would do alot better if the price was set at $400-$500...a dying company cant be greedy or itll die faster!

6. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I totally agree, like Sony and the Z5 for $649, and it's even $649 Canadian in Canada, Blackberry's home. Those Greedy bastards are selling the Priv in Canada for $899. Let them die!

8. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

"let them die"...BB is a good company, i know the price sucks but doesnt mean the phone does...im soooo sick of Samsung/Apple this and that....im no fanboy of anything here but BB and android makes a awesome blend....i plan on getting one but only after the price comes dows and this is what alot of ppl will do which will hurt BB for the first quarter....

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

theyll drop the price if they really want to survive, since they really need to sell this phone

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

BB just take the price off the total of the phone to entice more buyers

5. intellibrain

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Priceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

7. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

People crying for price part, but they forgot about the security that blackberry providing... This is not a mid range handset and afforded by all.. This is for those who are looking for more apps in blackberry, and security in android... This phone is an excellent blend and of berry and lollipop... Pricing is really good compared to other blackberry phones and top tire Sammy phones... And if u guys want to compare only the hardware, just get a Sammy, if u guys serious about security get Prive... So plz stop whining about price...

22. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 series and Note5 are in par with the Priv in terms of security achieved by Knox, and now they are much cheaper.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

They're much cheaper because they've been out longer. The Priv just launched on Friday. Samsung went to BlackBerry to secure Knox. Knox is as good as it is now because of BlackBerry.

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Another set of blackberry news, another set of whining and crying over price.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Too many people here complaining about the price, while not realizing everything that the Priv brings to the table is what justifies the price, IMO. Anyone is free not to buy the the Priv if they feel the price is unwarranted. Many people complaining about the price probably had no intention of buying it anyway, so it makes no sense to complain about it. And these are most likely the same people that haven't even looked out how the Priv is priced competitively when compared to other high-end smartphones at launch. In any event, it's good that BlackBerry is giving away free merchandise for those that ordered the Priv, since they may receive the device a little late. Not sure how many other companies would even do that.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You sound really ignorant here. Just because you think it offers enough value for $700 doesn't mean someone else will. Stop trying to force your opinion on people. "Many people complaining about the price probably had no intention of buying it anyway" Oh my goodness.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Get off my sack, Mxy. I voiced my opinion here just like everyone else did, and at NO TIME did I "force" my views on anyone else. Are you trying to say that people have a right to voice their opinions, but I don't? Your hypocrisy is showing big time right now. Or are you whining yet again about my opinion because it's not the same as yours and a few others? You sound like the ignorant @$$ that I know you to be simply because my opinion differs from others. Am I here saying that ANYONE has to agree with my POV or else? ABSOLUTELY NOT. And if you try and say that I'm "implying" it, that's pure BS and just your way of wanting my attention. It is the weekend, after all, and as I have consistently shown, you ALWAYS want my attention on the weekend. You don't like my posts? Here's a thought: Take your own advice, that you have consistently tried to force onto others, and DON'T READ THEM. Any response from you will clearly prove once again that you're just begging for my attention, and the reply you will get from me is "Thanks for proving me right, now see comment __." Now go seek out someone else to entertain your pathetically miserable, all-alone-on-the-weekend, stained tighty whitey @$$.

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And this is why Samsung gone all in on the design, as they not going to make any cash on users that need removing battery and sd card support, they just need cheap phones and never pay out real cash for there goods

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Haha! Love this comment here

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why because I touched a nerve and she's getting butthurt about it?

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Clearly I reached deep into your gut, because you're the one whining here about my opinion. You're acting like my comment molested your mother or something. Oh, and see comment #14 and then get off me.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wasn't talking to you.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

So what?

29. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

No. Because it was mad funny and once again you're getting SLAUGHTERED in the comments Michelle. That's why! Lmao!!

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed! +1 for the truth!

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh I'm not getting slaughtered you. Your little boy toy got butthurt because I spoke the truth.

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're always getting slaughtered by me. Now see comment #14.

57. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

See MG's comment number 14. And apply some asper creme to that butthurt of yours.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Got 'em!!!!

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Waaah Waaah get over it. It's an open forum remember? Don't want me to comment don't sit here and say the bulls- you just said

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks for proving me right, and right on cue. You're such a pathetic baby. And I don't give a sh!t about your responses to me, but don't try and make it look like I'm doing something other than what everyone else is doing. Oh, and see comment #14 and then kindly sod off.

27. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

LMAO!! GOT 'EM!!

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