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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Priv
  • Display 5.4 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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70 Comments

54. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

Since I like BlackBerry, I will be getting one for me and my wife. She thinks it's overpriced! LOL!! She just doesn't understand the aspect of buying a phone that will last for around 3-5 yrs that has more function than her Z10. :) I like what the Priv represents in that it does bring higher security than most other Android based phones but will allow me to access many other apps I use daily that isn't available on BB World or Amazon. I do find the aspect of having both a PKB and VKB available.

52. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Love how the Black Berry Priv looks, how ever I'll say that they should have added 4gb of ram to compensate the processor (some people love it others hate it) just to make it more attractive rather than useful, you know people always like to have that extra

51. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Love how the Black Berry Priv looks, however I'll say that they should have added 4gb of ram to compensate the processor (some people love it others hate it) just to make it more attractive rather than useful, you know people always like to have that extra.

33. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice, like how the widgets pop-up with simple swipe on corresponding app icon...could be very handy if it could be customized for every app instead of just BlackBerry's, especially those that come with more then one widget.

30. GeekMovement unregistered

Beautiful!

27. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I like the curve display, if it can record pass 5min in 4k , then I'm buying , other than that....

28. djinn

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

A Sony 4K premium point-and-shooter (RX series) could only take 5 mins to avoid overheating the processor, so I realistically don't expect a thin mobile device not dedicated for photography surpassing that.

50. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

I don't want to sound like a isheep because I'm not (actually I own a note 4 and I love it) but you do realize that you can record limitless 4k on iphone 6s/plus right? Of course you will be f@$# if you buy the 16GB model and they will charge a nice amount of money for the 64gb model, just something to bear in mind.

26. LeoSP

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

I'm a software developer and my kid into industrial design. We've gone thru many ApplDroids over the years but we haven't been impressed by anything so far especially by the garbage that Apple puts out . We want to be dazzled and I get the feeling that the Blackberry Priv will do it. Sony still makes some interesting stuff including phones but the oxy-moronic consumers of north america will never see them.

22. 4ronk

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

Agreed! This overview video in condensed form would make an effective t v commercial. Consumers are interested in the phone's unique features. One left out is the side notifications. This is a breakthrough device for BlackBerry!

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sony's smartphone woes have absolutely nothing to do with BlackBerry. Two different companies focusing on two different segments. http://utbblogs.com/blackberry-priv-is-not-overpriced/ http://market-ticker.org/post=230826 I'll leave those two articles right here for those whining about the price of the Priv.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol I like how you posted a link from an obviously biased blog dedicated to blackberry. Of course, they are going to say it isn't overpriced. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/10/27/why-this-android-infused-blackberry-will-rot-in-th.aspx?source=eogyholnk0000001&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article I'll leave this one here for a real analysis on the overpriced Priv.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Like phonearena isn't biased against anything not the iPhone? If you believe that, then you've smacked your head up against that RDF one too many times. http://market-ticker.org/post=230826 I only need to post this link again for a real analysis on why the Priv ISN'T overpriced.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol who said anything about the iPhone or Phonearena? See you're doing it again. You don't want to see any way but your way.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

I did. See, YOU'RE doing it again. You don't want to see any way but you're way. You're acting like you're trying see any other point besides your own. You're not.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well only because you continue to dismiss anything that doesn't agree with what you say. You can't expect one person to do what you refuse to do yourself.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you're admitting that you only see your point of view? Great! It's amazing how easily I get you to admit these things, lol. Now shoo, fly. You're bothering me. I know that you want to continue this all through the weekend, but I've better things to do with my time. So, you know the drill: I refuse to continue to justify your pitiful exsisitence any longer. Any further response from you will be met with a "Thanks for proving me right, now see comment __, because I'm no longer justifying you're pitiful existence in this thread." But I know you'll keep responding, because you're my groupie girl, and you need me to justify your pitiful existence. Go ahead and prove me right.

66. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Aka, you're running after picking a fight you can't win. It's ok Princess to admit defeat to your superior. There's no shame in that. But don't think for one second that I need you to justify my existence you lonely twit. Get lost or as you say "Bye Felicia."

69. meanestgenius

Posts: 23120; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks for proving me right, yet again. This is too easy, lol. Oh, and see comment #65.

15. notoffended

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Definitely inspired.. Hope samsung is too.. Will buy if there'll be color choices.

14. notoffended

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Definitely inspired.. Hope samsung is too.. Will buy if there'll be color choices.

31. thetrueprodigy

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Only white so far but wont be till end of the year or early next year

12. MarkRich89

Posts: 17; Member since: May 09, 2015

Blackberry has redeemed itself. Honestly

10. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

On the fence on this one. I loved my curve and I actually was able to work with my storm. The price is killing me I will decide as soon as the camera comparison with the other flagship phones is done. I love what it brings to the table but if the camera doesn't impress me then is a no go.

13. rsiders

Posts: 2071; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm exactly with you on your assessment. I need a great snapper in my pocket at all times.

6. djinn

Posts: 21; 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: 23120; 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.

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