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

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

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

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

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

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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BlackBerry Priv US pre-order page pulled, details revealed

BlackBerry Priv US pre-order page pulled, details revealed

The Internet is like an elephant. It really doesn't forget. And there are a lot of people willing to help the world remember any kind of mistake, for better or for worse. So when BlackBerry "accidentally" publishes the pre-order page for the much talked about BlackBerry Priv but later pulls it down, the details it has revealed can no longer be unseen. Which is probably good for us, because we're looking at BlackBerry's first Android smartphone that is slated to ship November 16 for a price of $749.

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BlackBerry teases the Priv, Carphone Warehouse starts pre-orders

BlackBerry teases the Priv, Carphone Warehouse starts pre-orders

It's probably not an understatement to say that the Priv is BlackBerry's most interesting smarpthone of late. While the Passport was a curiosity because of its shape, the BlackBerry Priv tries to meld the company's well-known manufacturing skills and enterprise software with Google's mobile platform. But while the most recent leaks and insider information has focused on the hardware features of the smartphone, BlackBerry is now trying to shift the focus to what it says the Priv is all about; privacy and privilege in the mobile world.

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BlackBerry Priv pre-registration confirms a few details

BlackBerry Priv pre-registration confirms a few details

The BlackBerry Priv might just be around the corner if the company already has a pre-registration system ready, although the exact date is still unknown. Together with the pre-registration page, however, BlackBerry is also giving a few clues about the Android smartphone's features. Some we've already heard about and are confirming this time around. Some are a bit completely new to our ears. Suffice to say, BlackBerry is building up the hype bit by bit for what could be the most interesting Android smartphone this time of the year.

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BlackBerry Priv might get a 21MP Sony IMX230 sensor

BlackBerry Priv might get a 21MP Sony IMX230 sensor

BlackBerry fans, now you have one less reason to fret over the upcoming Priv. Despite what earlier leaked photos and hands-on testimonies, the BlackBerry Priv might not come with the 18 megapixel rear camera that is clearly marked on the smartphone's rear. Instead, BlackBerry's first fully Android smartphone is now rumored to utilize Sony's IMX230 sensor, which would give it a larger 21 megapixel count. More than that, it could possibly fix the camera's poor low light performance shared by early testers of the much awaited smartphone.

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Early BlackBerry Priv hands on yields a mixed bag

Early BlackBerry Priv hands on yields a mixed bag

After a string of near misses, it seems that BlackBerry has finally managed to drum up a lot of hype for an upcoming smartphone. Standing for Privacy and Privilege, the BlackBerry Priv is quite the talk of the town, partly because it seems to be BlackBerry's admission of defeat, and partly because of the now rare slider form. But as they always say, looks can be deceiving and a couple of preliminary hands on experiences paint a picture of a Priv that has just as many warts as it has beauty points.

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BlackBerry calls out Apple on security while touting Android

BlackBerry calls out Apple on security while touting Android

A new promotional spot from BlackBerry suggests that the company will be aiming their new phone "Priv" directly at Apple's iPhone users. According to the company's advertorial text, "we at BlackBerry are happy to see Apple is now taking your privacy seriously." The full-page text spot goes on to suggest that because BlackBerry has built their reputation by "creating the most secure device in the market," they'll be naming their "next generation secure smartphone" BlackBerry Priv. "In recognition of our long history of valuing our customers privacy," said BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry Priv leak confirms hexa-core CPU, 4K video capture

BlackBerry Priv leak confirms hexa-core CPU, 4K video capture

BlackBerry really seems to be trying to spice things up with what could be its highest profile smartphone. That is, after the somewhat divisive and odd BlackBerry Passport. The Canadian tech company has confirmed the existence of the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv but naturally it isn't spilling all the beans just yet. But thanks to some leaked photos of both the device and parts of the software running on it, we're beginning to see just how interesting the smartphone could be, which perhaps bodes well for the embattled company.

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