AT&T has grow to be the primary U.S. service to launch the new Android-powered BlackBerry Priv. The smartphone will go on sale Nov. 6 and is priced at $ 249.99 when signing a new 2-yr contract or $ 699 full price.
When rumors started circulating that BlackBerry was planning to launch its first smartphone powered by Android, it was the basic "if you cannot beat them, be a part of them" methodology in play. The corporate has been struggling to draw new customers to handsets operating its homegrown BB10 OS, so in what could possibly be the previous smartphone king's swan track, it's betting its future on a QWERTY-outfitted Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone referred to as the BlackBerry Priv.
Since BlackBerry is now an official Android licensee, it has loaded the Priv up with the sort of specs and features present in flagship Android smartphones from corporations like Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola. The Priv features a Quad HD dual-curved edge display just like the one discovered on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +. The handset is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 808 processor, Adreno 418 GPU (graphics processing unit), and 3 GB of RAM.
The BlackBerry Priv packs in an 18-megapixel dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach licensed camera, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD enlargement slot that helps as much as 2 TB microSD playing cards, and enormous 3,410 mAh battery that may present as much as 22.5 hours of uninterrupted power.
In addition to checking off all the necessary specs you'd look forward to finding in a flagship Android smartphone, that is nonetheless a BlackBerry, and the corporate has added its iconic QWERTY keyboard to the combination, which slides out when customers want typing on a bodily keyboard instead of an onscreen keyboard.
The BlackBerry Priv is predicted to be launched by all 4 main carriers within the U.S. , and AT&T has introduced that it is going to be the primary to supply BlackBerry's Android smartphone to its clients.
"You possibly can lastly have the whole lot you liked about BlackBerry with the capabilities of Android OS. This smartphone is a powerhouse with modern design, seamless productiveness, and superior safety features on the nation's most dependable 4G LTE network," proclaimed Jeff Bradley, senior vice chairman, Gadget Advertising and Developer Providers, AT&T Mobility.
AT&T will start promoting the BlackBerry Priv in its retail shops and online retailer on Friday, Nov. 6. The smartphone might be priced at $ 24.67 per thirty days (30 months) on Subsequent 24, $ 30.84 per 30 days (24 months) on Subsequent 18, $ 37 per 30 days (20 months) on Subsequent 12, $ 249.99 when signing a new 2-yr contract, or $ 699.99 full price.
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