The BlackBerry Priv is available on the company’s online store, and interested U.S. customers can preorder the device from there. Now U.S. buyers can also reserve the handset from B&H Photo.
B&H charging more
BlackBerry’s Android-powered slider device is available with the camera and electronics retailer based in New York City. It must be noted that the retailer is charging $699.99 for the Priv, which is just 99 cents more than what BlackBerry is charging.
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Devices preordered from BlackBerry and B&H have different shipping dates. The Canadian firm is expected to start deliveries around Nov. 9, while B&H Photo will start deliveries Nov. 20. Buyers in New York City can collect the handset in person from the B&H store located at 420 9th Avenue.
Carrier option for the Priv
Just days before the official launch, a fresh photo of the BlackBerry Priv has been spotted on the Verizon network via an Instagram update. Fresh rumors indicate a possible carrier option for the handset. CrackBerry was the first to notice the Instagram photo in which the device is seen running on Verizon’s network.
In the image, the BlackBerry Priv is seen connected to Verizon Wireless. Phone Arena reported that the device does not bear any carrier logo on the front, but the display has several notifications of which one points to “Enhanced Verizon Store visits.”
BlackBerry Priv Specs
The BlackBerry Priv is the first Android phone from the Canadian firm. The device comes with a 5.4-inch screen with dual curved edges and a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560. The pixel density is 441 ppi. It runs on the powerful Snapdragon 808 chipset and comes packed with an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. The device comes with built-in storage of 32GB and 3GB of RAM. The memory can be expanded up to 2TB with the micro-SD card.
The BlackBerry Priv has an 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach rear camera that includes OIS and front camera of 5MP, which is good enough for taking selfies and doing video chats. The device comes with a powerful 3410mAh battery and preinstalled with Android 5.. The device also has security system DTEK, a physical QWERTY keyboard and a virtual keyboard as well.