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

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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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