New video provides an animated look at the inside of the BlackBerry Priv

New video provides an animated look at the inside of the BlackBerry Priv
The BlackBerry Priv might not have been able to single-handedly kick start the company's hardware sales in the fiscal third quarter. But things should change for the better early next year. BlackBerry's first Android powered slider will soon be available from the largest mobile carrier in the U.S., Verizon, and that can only mean more Priv units will get rung up. The Verizon version of the phone has already cleared the FCC.

The last time a BlackBerry phone was so eagerly anticipated by Verizon subscribers, it was back in 2008 when BlackBerry's first touchscreen phone was launched. The BlackBerry Storm 9530 came out of the box half-baked with a number of hardware and software flaws. This was supposed to be BlackBerry's answer to the Apple iPhone, and it failed miserably (although the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 was a major improvement in every way).

A new promotional video was released today for the Priv, and by using animation to display how the device is put together, viewers are supposed to get the feeling that the components inside the slider are well protected from drops. That might be the case, but keep in mind that there is no protection against spills and rain. Don't even think about submerging the slider. Perhaps a sequel version of the phone will include IP certification.

Ever wonder what the inside of the BlackBerry Priv looks like? You can get a quick look at the phone's innards and how it all fits together, by clicking on the video below.



source: BlackBerry

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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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38 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not being readily available is what's going to hurt the Priv. It should have been a universally unlocked phone.

32. RonaldSimatupangJohanius

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

I think what hurt Priv the most is BB brand. BB brand has lost it's premiumness from the bad product of the past.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cool video. With the Priv becoming available in more regions and more carrier partners with more versions (i.e.-CDMA) this quarter, we should definitely see a ramp up in Priv sales.

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

MG! Why do you like BlackBerry this much?

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I prefer their products to others. They just work for me. Personal preference.

12. Losifer

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Same here

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Anyways... I know what's to be a "huge fan". Happy Christmas, MG!!

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm a fan of BlackBerry, yes. We are all fans of one tech company or another here. But I have and still do use products from other companies as well. I have an iPad Air 2 as my tablet of choice, for instance. Happy Holidays to you, as well.

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

So you like Apple's products? Fine for you. But I just find myself hating Apple so badly! And I really can't figure out why.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I like Apple products, but not their business practices. I truly dislike the way Apple conducts much of its business.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But by purchasing thier products, aren't you giving support to thier business?

14. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

It is not the fault of the consumers that Apple is so successful, it is the fault of Apple's competitors. They allow Apple to do business this way because they don't launch products that are equally admired by consumers. Companies only serve consumer needs.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think of it more as giving support to Apple so they can continue to make products which I would use. The business practices that I don't like that Apple practices are patent trolling, bullying, their hypocritical stance on copying, and the BS way they trickle down hardware and software features. But I bare no ill will towards Apple. I don't wish for them to go out of business. I'm about choice, and if Apple were to go out of business, that's one less choice for consumers, and that's not good.

16. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah and that's why Apple doesn't mind doing those practices. Because people still will buy thier stuffs no matter whatever crap they do against the competition. Hey, i'm indeed curious on how you look like. How do I get to know/see you, man! You on social websites? Which one? Come on tell me!

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's true, but there are plenty of companies that do things that aren't viewed favorably, including Google, Samsung, BlackBerry, and many others. There's always something that someone just doesn't agree with. As for me giving up which social circles I frequent, well, I only reserve those things for family and those that I consider family. Sorry.

18. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But those whom you follow on Twitter, are they your family? MG, come on, man! I'm a real person.

3. Rain017

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

I'm always been wondering how does the flex do its nice to know that there is no wires connected to it that can lose or get ware off awesome!! Happy that I got mine!

4. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

there have to be at least 1 cable for the touchscreen to work and it moves each and everytime you slide the screen up or down...

7. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

:) Merry Christmas to all my fdiends

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*friends

24. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's not exactly true, I remember clearly both the z10 and z30 being eagerly anticipated at Verizon.

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