Official video shows off the features of the BlackBerry Priv

Official video shows off the features of the BlackBerry Priv
With the November 6th launch date for the BlackBerry Priv just around the corner, BlackBerry has released an official video that shows off the features of its Android flavored secure slider. If the company could boil this video down to 30 seconds, they would have quite an ad for the phone. Right off the bat, BlackBerry makes it clear that some of its own features, like BlackBerry Hub, are still part of the Priv experience. This is where you will find all of your messages, email, social media communications, and more.

The dual-curved screen is 5.4-inches, and with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution, it provides a 540ppi pixel density. This is by far the best display ever found on a 'Berry. And users are a simple slide away from revealing the physical BlackBerry QWERTY, a feature not found on Android handsets these days. Being touch-enabled, you can scroll through websites by sliding your finger up and down on the keys. For those who would rather stick with the virtual keyboard, that is offered too, along with BlackBerry's predictive word capabilities.

The video calls the 3410mAh battery "colossal," and says that it carries 22.5 hours of mixed use battery life. Of course, the 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach rear camera is displayed, and the rear snapper features OIS.

This wouldn't be a promotional video for the Priv without mentioning how DTEK alerts you to possible violations of your privacy. The feature not only monitors your phone to alert you when you are at risk, it also suggests steps you can take to nip an attack in the bud.

This is the video that might inspire someone to go out and pick up the Priv. Feel inspired?

source: BlackBerry

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  • 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



1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Bravo, Blackberry. Bravo.

2. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It's a very fair purchase, the battery size is perfect, definitely picking one up from my carrier!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Excellent video displaying the features of the Priv. Need to see more like it at shorter lengths so they can be used as commercials for the Priv.

53. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Have you received yours? Know if the pop-up widget feature is available to EVERY app that has a widget?

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Priv hasn't started shipping yet and isn't in carrier stores yet either, but according to the video, the pop-up widgets feature is for all of your widgets.

57. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I sure hope it's that straight forward. Could be really enhancing to the meh app-shortcuts I get from Nova Launcher...perhaps that could be the next big thing for Nova Launcher :p

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

To answer your question Allen, no I am not inspired. A good overview video but like I said before it's not competitively priced. Still sticking with the 6P for my Android fix.

5. carlemillward unregistered

Understand that Blackberry really needs the money, so I am not surprised they overpriced it. No excuses though, they could change the price like Sony did with the Z5 series.

11. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

It's not over-priced at all! Look at the specs/hardware and all the unique features. It's still cheaper than the newest iphone (with sub-par hardware) and the newest Samsung (Priv has better hardware). In my opinion, you're getting a far better deal with the Blackberry Priv than with Apple or Samsung and you get more for your money with the Priv. Also, you get security - Neither Apple nor Samsung have much of that as we all know.

29. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

But it is here in Europe!! 880USD. Wtf? To hell with them!!

56. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You spelled Alan's name wrong.

58. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh no, I misspelled Alan's name wrong. It's the end of the world. The sky is falling. Cats and dogs are mating.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're a complete idiot.

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes you are, Princess.

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You've clearly lost. At least I'm allowing you to live to fight another day. Oh, and thanks for proving me right again. Now see comment #65.

6. djinn

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

How come people are buying Note5 for the same price and not complaining about the price? For me the Priv has more useful and beneficial features than Note5. So how come? Just because it's by Samsung?

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

EXACTLY. Those complaining about the Priv price is only doing so because the name on the handset says BlackBerry. If it said Samsung, no one would say a word. Those complaining are not looking at what the Priv bring to the table. They also are the ones that most likely never had any intention of buying one in the first place.

9. thetrueprodigy

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Spot on!!!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're so blind. Because of the name? Lol are you listening to yourself? I have no intentions of buying. You don't have a clue about what I intend to buy or not buy. Get over it and stop being so salty about the price being addressed.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You don't have any intentions of buying the Priv. You said so yourself IN THIS VERY ARTICLE. Comment #4. You're just a troll that constantly trolls BlackBerry articles, and everyone knows. Get over the Priv pricing. Especially since you're not going to buy one to begin with. And stop whining about someone countering your argument. It's a public forum. Deal with it or get lost.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Maybe if there was a compelling reason for me to get the Priv over the 6P, I would. For the price, I rather get the 128GB 6P. Far more value and more compelling package. It's called CHOICE. You were saying how bad it would be for consumers to not have choices and yet here you're throwing a hissy fit just because I chose the far better-priced 6P. Get over it and cry me a river.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who said I was throwing a "hissy fit" over what you're choosing? Copy and paste where I in any way got upset about what you're choosing. I'll wait.... You can't, because it never happened. Stop rearranging my words to suit your needs. I could care less about what you choose. I don't agree with you about the Priv pricing, so you're here whining like an adolescent brat. Stop being such a baby becaurpse I don't agree with you about the Priv pricing. I'm allowed my opinion and CHOICE just like you are. I find the Priv a more compelling buy because of what it offers, and feel it's priced right for what it brings to the table. And with 32 gigs of built in memory and expandable memory up to 2 terabytes via sd card slot, I can't go wrong with storage.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're doing it right now. You've been doing it across several articles today. I'm not rearranging your words. You don't agree with what I said about the Priv being overpriced, so you're throwing a tantrum just because I won't agree with you about the Priv's price. "I'm allowed my opinion and CHOICE just like you are. " Except I'm not trying to shove my opinion and choice in someone's face like a pouty child. Good for you. I happen to not find it a compelling buy because like I said before, I can buy a 128GB Nexus 6P for about the same price that's unlocked for any carrier and is pretty future proof. It's called choice.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's not throwing any type of fit. What, I can't disagree with you and provide logical, well thought out counters to what you have to say? As I said, it's a public forum. If you can't take it, then leave. You are rearranging my words, and now you're salty because I don't agree with you. You're trying to label what I'm doing as a "tantrum", when in fact it's you having a tantrum, and about something you've no intention of buying. "Except I'm not trying to shove my opinion and choice in someone's face like a pouty child." Of COURSE you are. That's evident by your going to every Priv related article and whining about the price. And I happen to find the Priv a compelling choice that I can buy unlocked with 2TB of expandable storage that's unlocked for any carrier and is "pretty much future proof" as well. It is called choice, so instead of whining on every Priv related article on PA about a device you have absolutely NO intention of buying, how about you enjoy your 6P and leave others who wish to spend THEIR money on the Priv to do the same, in peace.

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apparently you're the one who can't take it because you attack anyone who says anything otherwise about the Priv. Get the clue, it's an opinion. Stop getting butthurt when I say the Nexus 6P offers more value than the Priv. It's not me rearranging your words. You're just throwing a hissy fit. Just look at you. I guarantee you if I had said the Priv was a great phone and better than everything out there, you would be giddier than a little schoolgirl. If you find the Priv a compelling device, then good for you. I don't absolutely have to have a microSD card slot and if it did matter that much, I could just go for the MXPE which btw is a lot cheaper than the Priv since I can get a 64GB model with expandable storage for $200 less than the Priv. And it can theoretically support up to 2TB of storage. There's a difference. How about you stop getting your panties in a twist and let others voice their opinion in an open forum as you so called it. Don't be a salty hypocrite.

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now you're lying...again. And you're the butthurt one, since you're whining about Priv pricing and you're not even going to buy the device, nor did you ever have any intention of doing so. Stop trolling BlackBerry articles because they offer something that's not for you. Pure lying BS on your part, once again. If Priv pricing is beyond your ability to pay for, then just say so. There's no shame in you telling the truth and admitting that mommy and daddy buy your electronics for you. It would be the first honest thing you've said on this site in a long time. I really don't care what you think of the Priv or the Nexus 6P. Just enjoy your purchase and allow others to the same. People do have a right to come here and read articles free of your incessant trolling. It can hold 2TB cards. Stop being so butthurt about that. How about you stop getting those brown stained tighty whities all bunched up your feces filled bum and let others choose their choice without you hitting up every BlackBerry article trolling? Opinions are one thing. What you do is pure trolling, plain and simple, and everyone knows it.

41. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

why would u buy a Chinese made phone....

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just about everything is made in China.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1972; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I agree exactly. The 32gb Galaxy Note 5 starts at $700 on T-Mobile. The Priv is at least a unique offering that seems to really be a premium device. If the camera can stand up to the competition then I think the price is justified for this type of device especially for those that really miss the hardware keyboard days of old. Not to mention the extended ability to expand storage as well. This may very well be my next phone if it tests well. If they can deliver a top of the market camera experience I'm all in.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because Samsung is an established brand. They built their brand with the Note and the Galaxy S series. Since they're pretty much the Apple of Android world they can charge a little more for their handsets. The Note 5 is a beast. Just not as good as the Note 4 was.

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