Preorder For BlackBerry’s Priv Android Slider Phone Is Now Live

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The $ 699 Priv Android slider phone is now out there for preorder on BlackBerry’s website, and the device will start delivery on Nov. 6.
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BlackBerry’s sliding Android smartphone is now formally on the market — the preorder market, that’s.

Your very personal Priv Android Slider Phone could be secured for the price of $ 699, barely lower than the price launched a couple of days in the past, introduced as $ 750. Regardless of the drop, the BlackBerry Priv continues to be one of many costlier telephones on the market, beating Androids just like the Galaxy Notice 3 (at $ 660) and the LG G2 (at $ 650).

As for specs: the slim touch-and-sort smartphone has a 5.4-inch dual-curved display screen and a 3410 mAh battery with a battery lifetime of as much as 22.5 hours. The BlackBerry Priv additionally has 32 GB of storage, 3 GB of RAM, an 808 Snapdragon processor and, for the photo fanatics amongst us, an 18 megapixel camera. Additionally, in fact, what would a BlackBerry be with out an iconic QWERTY keyboard?

There’s, nevertheless, one large disadvantage: the one carriers the phone can help are AT&T and T-Cellular, which suggests you are out of luck for those who’re a Verizon or a Dash buyer and need to keep that means. 

First launched at MWC 2015, the Priv marks Blackberry’s leap again right into a related market as a smartphone retailer with its first Android mobile to date.  

If something, the Priv marks a definitive change to the BlackBerry product line. This sentiment was underscored by CEO John Chen in an official assertion on the day the Priv was introduced.

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“For almost two years now, I have been telling you ways we might rework the long-lasting BlackBerry model into a real software powerhouse,” he proclaimed. “BlackBerry is a new firm. We have now new life. And we plan to proceed to shock our clients and the business. That is simply the newest transfer alongside that path.”

As as to if Chen’s sentiments will maintain true have but to be seen — however contemplating that the telephones will probably be shipped out beginning Nov. 6, likelihood is we’ll have a greater glimpse into his victorious imaginative and prescient — or BlackBerry’s potential flop — quickly.

You’ll be able to preorder the Blackberry Priv Android Slider right here.

By way of: The Verge

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