The BlackBerry Priv features a Productivity Edge (thanks to its curved display)

The BlackBerry Priv features a Productivity Edge (thanks to its curved display)


While you can already pre-order the BlackBerry Priv (the very first BlackBerry smartphone to run Android), the handset is not yet ready to ship: you'll only get it starting November 6. Until then, in case you wanted to try out the new device, an online simulator was temporarily available thanks to Telus - one of the carriers that will sell the Priv in Canada. The simulator is now offline, but various images from it are still available on the internet.


One of the most interesting things that the Priv simulator reveals is that the handset comes with what BlackBerry is calling a "Productivity Edge." As you may know, the new device sports a 5.4-inch AMOLED display (with 1440 x 2560 pixels) that's curved on the sides - just like the screens of Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+. Well, the Productivity Edge features takes advantage of the dual curve design by letting you take a peek at your notifications, messages, calendar and so on - with a simple swipe. You can set up Productivity Edge to work on either side of the screen (right, or left). Moreover, it looks like the curved edge of the display can act as a charging bar when the Priv is plugged in.



 



Curved screen aside, the Priv also features stuff like a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 18 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3410 mAh battery. All in all, we're really looking forward to testing the BlackBerry Priv. What about you?



 




via: CrackBerry forums



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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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81 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

A productivity edge? But when it debuted on Sammy's Note Edge, it was a gimmick!!! meh

6. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

Don't mind PA, when we lament, they sent us warnings. And that's what I see as the real gimmick.

13. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Pa is inconsistent, if you ask me the note had a very nice one, while the s6 edge has a gimmicky one

14. nohasslecastle

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

You realize that "Productivity Edge" is what BlackBerry has named it not PA right?

57. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Do you even read? BB is calling it productivity edge, Its a feature or a gimmick or whatever you like to call it that blackberry named and not PA. Some times I wonder if you people have eyes.

61. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Nice!

72. matistight

Posts: 900; Member since: May 13, 2009

Different edge. Go down to BestBuy and check out the Note 4 Edge and S6 Edge (regular or plus) and then come back to the comment section. This phone would be more like the S6 edge, really it would be like Apple's Force Touch gestures (Adding pressure to the side to bring up the multitasking side.)

74. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

PA isn't known for being unbiased lol

2. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Now this would be an instant buy if they had gone with Exynos 7420.

29. stijnvbrummelen

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Snapdragon 808 runs great. I have compared the speeds of my G4 with a friend his S6 edge. It wasnt faster, though not noticably slower either.

31. Subie

Posts: 2260; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

You won't notice the difference with general use, but gaming is a different story.

70. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

Yes, texture bugs all over the place on the exynos...

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

Oh man, the comment section is going to be fun. *Grabs cheese-and-caramel popcorn*

5. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmaooooo

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You got the popcorn,I'll grab the beer and cheese because there's sure to be some whine. I guarantee you the comments are about to get really "mean"

44. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2122; Member since: May 29, 2014

Odd that you mention usual suspects when you're the one that's always on BlackBerry posts trolling.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3066; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Waiting for the usual suspects.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21163; Member since: May 28, 2014

One of the "usual suspects" has been commenting for about an hour now. You know, the one with the DC character for an avatar.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

One of the usual suspects is spewing bs again and making doppelganger accounts.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 21163; Member since: May 28, 2014

You really shouldn't talk about yourself like that.

49. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol getting destroyed in another BB article. Why even bother commenting? Because you're a troll that's why. There really is no other reason.

39. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Another week, another ban on BobbyBuster.http://www.phonearena.com/user/BobbyBuster

43. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2122; Member since: May 29, 2014

Lmao!! They sent my groupie girl packing again?? Now if only they'd do that to MG's groupie girl Michelle(Mxy).

7. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Eh. Really?

8. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Cant wait to see videos on this. Should be interesting to see how it works.

10. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

you dont need edge screen to have this feature i have it on my note 4/5 with a custom rom

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Chen is desperate.

15. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

but not as much as you are.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21163; Member since: May 28, 2014

Got 'em!! +1.

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