BlackBerry has opened-up pre-orders for its first ever Android smartphone, the curved-screen slider that’s better known as the Priv. The move comes just a day after the spec list was leaked on the company’s site, although the price that was included in the listing turned out to be a red herring.
In fact, American BlackBerry fans will be able to pre-order the device for $699 starting from today, with delivery expected on November 6th. Canadians, meanwhile, can plonk down $899 CDN to get the device in their home country, while UK users are expected to stump-up £559 ($857) for the same deal. In Germany you are set back 799€ on the Amazon pre-order.
No known Retailers in the UAE are offering the device yet for pre-order. But that will be just a matter of time.
Another set of pictures of the upcoming Priv by BlackBerry have been released to the web.
At a conference I was at today, one of BlackBerry’s executives had a ‘Priv’ which he let me play with for a bit. I must admit, it’s a VERY nice device. It was actually thinner than my Note 5! It also seemed snappy and smooth, and the keyboard was also very nice. It had full access to the Play store as you would expect, and he had a few apps loaded. The screen was very nice with a high PPI, and it seemed to curvey around the edges. I have to say that I’m definitely interested in Blackberry again! [sic]
Not much is out yet on the specs, but aside from running Android it we got the following infos so far:
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
- RAM and Storage – 3GB of RAM, 32GB Expandable Storage
- Display – 5.5-Inch, 1440×2560, 537ppi
- Camera – Rear: 18MP, Fast Focus, OIS, 4K video capable. Front: 5MP HD.