BB Priv is surely a capable droid phone but carries a premium price tag.
BlackBerry Priv has been in the news for its leaks and rumors for some time now. Finally, we have some official news.
BlackBerry has started taking pre-orders for the much expected debut Android smartphone. The pre-orders for the device are presently live in the UK, USA and Canada.
Priv will be priced at $699, £559, and $899, for the mentioned countries, respectively. However, it is worth mentioning that the models available in the U.S. are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular.
We will have to wait for a CDMA- compatible variant for now. As far as the specifications are concerned, the Priv has a 5.4 inch dual-curved display.
It also has an 18MP camera. The phone additionally has a feature which will warn the users when there is a risk or a threat to privacy.
The device is exclusively powered by Android so it will have all the perks of the other Android phones like Google Play Store etc.
BlackBerry has stated 6th November as the date for Canada and US orders while people in the UK will be allowed to pre-order from 9th November.
A few days back, BlackBerry's CEO warned that Priv will carry a premium price tag and yet its official now!! It is still to be seen if Priv will help BlackBerry regain some market or not.
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This is probably BlackBerry’s last bet in the smartphone industry and if this turns out to be another failure then we may see BlackBerry focusing on the software side only.