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BB Priv screen easy to remove says guy who bends Nexus 6Ps

It might not be able to completely saved the company, but the BlackBerry Priv is indeed worthy of a bit of praise. A quality build which BlackBerry is quite popular for is finally paired with a mobile platform that won't leave users begging for more. It is, however, also an expensive device, which would make your hear skip a beat should it fall down screen first on the pavement. But worry not, says JerryRigEverything, as that screen is easy peasy to remove and replace should it suffer that fate.

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BlackBerry exits Pakistan amid demands for backdoor access

The folks at BlackBerry have announced that they're leaving Pakistan as soon as possible. Apparently the government in said country isn't too keen about BlackBerry keeping their cellular information to themselves, and want full, unfettered access to the information about and within BlackBerry's BES e-mail and BES BBM messaging systems - all BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic. BlackBerry will be doing nothing of the sort. They won't hand over access to the systems to the Pakistani government, so they'll be leaving the country very, very soon.

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BlackBerry PRIV Review Part I: or why you might want this

Hello there BlackBerry users, and welcome back! It's been quite a while since we've had a review of BB device like the BlackBerry Priv - one that's a real competitor on the open marketplace. One that feels like BlackBerry is confident in the product its delivering. And why would you want a device like this? An Android device with a push-out physical keys keyboard? Because you've always trusted the BlackBerry brand, and you always will. Just having the brand name there staring you in the face - and having the three volume button combo available - that'll get you every time.

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BlackBerry Priv coming to Verizon soon

Verizon customers need not be too jealous of their AT&T counterparts. At least not when it comes to BlackBerry's latest superstar. Over at its Twitter account, the US carrier revealed that the BlackBerry Priv will indeed be available from its product portfolio. At least soon. Verizon isn't giving much detail aside from that and simply asks interested customers to sign up for updates. Given how the market work this time of year, however, we'll probably see the smartphone in time for the holidays later this month.

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Tizen passes BlackBerry in market share, video explains why

BlackBerry is gearing up to release the BlackBerry Priv, its hottest product in a long time. And it might need all the help, publicity, and profits it can get from it because according to Strategy Analytics, the fourth largest smartphone platform this quarter, behind Android, IOS, and, yes, Windows Phone, isn't BlackBerry anymore. That spot belongs to an unlikely contender: Tizen OS. Considering how Tizen-powered smartphones are so few compared to BlackBerry devices, that evaluation sounds almost too good to be true. But if it is, the BlackBerry is in for a world of pain.

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BlackBerry pomises monthly security updates for Priv

The recent spate of Android vulnerabilities, especially the Stagefright security hole, has left Google and many OEMs rethinking their update strategy. While Google confidently announced a regular monthly cycle for vanilla Android and its own Nexus devices, other manufacturers couldn't make the same commitment. Considering how BlackBerry's upcoming Priv smartphone revolves around the concepts of privacy and, therefore, security, it is only reasonable to expect the company to promise quick responses to such security issues, both on a monthly schedule and as needed.

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BlackBerry Priv lands at AT&T November 6, $250 with contract

While the brand new, Android-powered BlackBerry Priv is already available for pre-order from BlackBerry's own online store, AT&T has announced that it will launch the smartphone on November 6th, making it the first US carrier to offer it. While buying an unlocked Priv directly from BlackBerry comes at a hefty price of $699, it will be only $250 from AT&T, as long as users sign up for a new two-year contract.

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Keep your BlackBerry PRIV, I’ll stick with Nexus 6P

I want to root for the underdog - I want BlackBerry to return to prominence, I really do. But if I'm trying to be objective about the BlackBerry PRIV and its chances in the market amongst some of the other top-guns that it'll be released alongside, I can't imagine most modern consumers really wanting a device from the business-oriented smartphone maker. It might be great for a BlackBerry user from way back - even someone that's been forced to use touchscreens for several years even though they prefer hardware keyboards. But for any iPhone or Android device consumer, the appeal may be lacking.

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BlackBerry Priv ads surface, includes short feature tour

It's still a good week before the BlackBerry Priv actually shows up in stores, but it seems that BlackBerry has learned how to ride on the hype of its upcoming smartphone. The company has released two videos that speak of what the Priv is all about. Well, of course, it stands for Privacy and Privilege, which is what BlackBerry wants us to think its name stands for. But aside from that, the smartphone is also probably one of the most interesting Android devices to hit the market this year.

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BlackBerry Priv simulator reveals Productivity Edge feature

It looks like the BlackBerry Priv's dual curved edge won't just be for show. We're still not sure if Samsung has had any hand in this, but it seems that those edges will have some hidden features much like, actually even more than, the Galaxy S6 edge. Canadian carrier Telus "accidentally" put up a BlackBerry Priv simulator that acted as an interactive manual for the smartphone's features. Although the simulator has since then been pulled down, quick eyes and hands have ensured that we have plenty to look at.

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BlackBerry Priv up for preorder, Android slider for $699

Just two days after an early listing, the new BlackBerry Priv is now officially available for pre-order in the US, Canada, and the UK. The good news is that the Android-powered device is priced at $699 for the US, a little better than the original $749 that was hinted at earlier this week. Along with a sliding physical keyboard and a focus on BlackBerry's specialty of security, the rest of the phone's specs were listed, with a US shipping date of November 6th.

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