The BlackBerry Priv was supposed to be released on Nov. 6, but its release has been delayed to Nov. 9 now, according to BlackBerry’s website. N4BB was the first to notice the delay. The delay is not that big of a deal, but it might matter to people who are planning to purchase the device.
Priv delayed for unknown reason
The exact reason behind the delay is not known, but any unforeseen issue is assumed to have resulted in the delay. The delay is of just a few days and is better than that of weeks or months. Whether the delay is only for the devices bought via BlackBerry’s website or if it also affects those ordered through AT&T is not known for now.
The device is currently available for preorder on BlackBerry’s online store for $899.99 CAD unlocked. The smartphone will come to Bell, Telus, Rogers, SaskTel, Eastlink and Wind Mobile at an on-contract price of $399.99 or $799.99 outright. The device will first arrive in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., and shortly after, it will also become available in Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Germany.
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Kardashians may get the device first
The BlackBerry Priv might have been delayed, but there are reports that the Kardashians could get the device sooner. Du Jour Media CEO Jason Binn received the first four Privs in existence, according to tech spies. Binn reportedly plans to give them away to his friend Kris Jenner on her 60th birthday this week and her daughters Khloé, Kim and Kourtney.
Previously, Kim told blog Re/code that she has a habit of hoarding BlackBerry devices and keeps three replacements all the time. Rumors are that one device will also be sent to the White House.
All depends on BlackBerry Priv
The BlackBerry Priv’s performance will determine whether the Canadian firm will continue to manufacture handsets or not. The company believes that use of Google’s mobile OS with BlackBerry’s trusted security and privacy features will help rejuvenate dipping sales.
The Blackberry Priv has a 5.4-inch QHD display and runs on the powerful 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. The rear camera is an 18MP shooter, while the front camera is 2MP. It has a powerful 3,410mAh battery, runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and offers added security features such as DTEK.