You can now reserve your BlackBerry Priv from New York's B&H Photo

If you live in the U.S., you can pre-order the BlackBerry Priv from BlackBerry's online store. You can now also reserve a unit from B&H Photo. The New York City based camera and electronics retailer is now accepting pre-orders for the Android-powered slider at $699.99, a mere 99 cents more than BlackBerry is charging.

The major difference between pre-ordering from BlackBerry and B&H is the shipping date. BlackBerry expects to start delivering the Priv during the week of November 9th, while B&H Photo plans on delivering the phone starting on November 20th. Those in New York City will be able to pick up their Priv in person at the B&H Superstore, located at 420 9th Avenue.

The BlackBerry Priv is the manufacturer's first Android phone, and features a 5.4-inch screen with dual curved edges and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 441ppi. A Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, carrying an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, with 32GB of native storage. A 2TB capacity microSD slot is available for those requiring additional memory.

The 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach camera on back includes OIS, and there is a 5MP front-facing camera for taking selfies and handling video chats. A 3410mAh battery keeps the generator humming, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed. The Priv comes with security system DTEK, a physical QWERTY keyboard, and a virtual keyboard as well.

source: B&H via Crackberry

Related phones

  • 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



17. Rager722 unregistered

Why, why! Such a weak front facing camera!! 5mp should be the standard currently.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

So it has a 5mp front facing camera?

14. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

No, it is officially confirmed by BlackBerry, 2 MP.

15. GeekMovement unregistered

It must be a typo as the photo says 2MP Front Camera.

8. rsiders

Posts: 2065; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm really interested in the Blackberry Priv but did they host an official launch event for the phone? Where's the marketing push and do they expect to sell it unlocked without carrier exposure? I would really consider getting one if it came to T-Mobile. I hope to see some reviews soon especially about the camera.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They should. If it's not unlocked out of the box like the iPhone 6S/6S+, the Nexus 6P/5X, and the Moto X PE, then there's no way they can charge $700 for their first Android. Absolutely not. I would hope Blackberry is smart enough to make it unlocked. At least it would then have some vaue.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

some value*

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 23071; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's unlocked on, and there are carriers outside of the US carrying the Priv. Just waiting on word from US carriers, but the rumor is that all four major US carriers will have it.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 23071; Member since: May 28, 2014

The more places that carry the Priv in, the better the exposure, the better chances there are for greater sales. Nice! Now, let's see some advertising for the Priv, BlackBerry.

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

So it does have a 5 mega pixel front facing camera? Nice lol

1. .8800.

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

With 4Gb Ram and Exynos7420, would've been perfect.

2. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

not only that, the ram module is lpddr3, rather than the newer and more efficient lpddr4. no reason to have that in there, if you ask me

3. .8800.

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

+1, I forgot about that.

4. Rafishant

Posts: 412; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Lighter, thinner, and front facing camera > 2mp.

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because the Snapdragon 808 doesn't support DDR4. To get DDR4 they would have had to use a more expensive processor, which would have bumped the price up even more. Considering how many people are complaining about the price already (including me), making it even higher wouldn't be good.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Add a fingerprint scanner and a less steeper price.

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