Demand heavy for unlocked BlackBerry Priv; new orders ship the week of November 23rd

Heavy demand forces a delay in shipping the unlocked BlackBerry Priv to week of November 23rd
So far, it would appear that there is strong demand for the BlackBerry Priv. While pre-orders were shipped out starting on November 6th, and AT&T had the device in its stores on that date, those purchasing the phone now from BlackBerry's online store won't see their Priv shipped until the week of November 23rd. When asked to comment, a BlackBerry spokesman said, "We’ve begun fulfilling shipments as of November 6, but due to demand we’ve phased shipments and this is for next wave."

The Priv is BlackBerry's first Android phone, which alone would be enough to generate demand. Throw in a rarely seen slider form factor with a physical QWERTY keyboard, and BlackBerry's famous security, and you have a device that has plenty of interest behind it. The BlackBerry Priv is priced at $699.

The BlackBerry Priv features a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.4-inch AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a 541ppi pixel density, the highest ever for a 'Berry. The Snapdragon 808 SoC is under the hood, carrying a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage. A 2TB capacity microSD slot is available to those seeking additional memory. An 18MP Schneider Kreuznach camera is located on the back, while a 2MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats.  A 3410mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed. The Priv will be updated to Android 6.0 next year.

Check out our BlackBerry Priv review by clicking here.

source: BlackBerry via MobleSyrup

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