• BlackBerry Priv Pre-Orders Going Live Friday On ShopBlackBerry

    Last night, one of the webmasters for ShopBlackBerry accidentally put the BlackBerry Priv pre-order page live to the interwebs. While the "Pre-Order now" button wasn't enabled, we were able to discover the cost of $750 USD unlocked for Americans and $949 CAD for Canadians, with an expected ship date of November 16 after pre-orders begin.

    Shortly after the pages went live, they were mysteriously removed by BlackBerry. We've reached out to our contacts, and they've advise us that the pre-order page should properly go live on October 23rd (Friday).

    The unlocked price seems a bit elevated for Canadians, as Rogers stated yesterday that they'd carry the Priv for $799 CAD unlocked. Hopefully the pricing we seen on ShopBlackBerry were temporary placeholders.

    BlackBerry secure smartphone, powered by Android.

    PRIV™ combines everything you expect from BlackBerry plus the full eco-system of Android and its apps. PRIV comes with added security to let you know when your data could be at risk, so you can take action to improve it. PRIV features:

    • Elegant slim design with slide out physical keyboard
    • 5.4-inch dual-curved screen
    • 3410 mAh battery. Battery Life: up to 22.5 hours*
    • 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach® certified camera
    • DTEK™ by BlackBerry®
    • Memory: 32GB Flash
    • Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2TB)

    Here is a full breakdown of technical specs and what comes in the retail box:

    Once the Priv pre-orders go live tomorrow, will you be ordering one? Let us know in the comments below!

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