BlackBerry Priv Android Slider Phone Pre-orders for $699

BlackBerry Launches Preorders for $699 BlackBerry Priv Android Slider Phone

BlackBerry Launches Preorders for $699 Priv Android Slider Phone

BlackBerry’s Priv will start shipping in the United States on November 6th, and you can preorder the Android smartphone with its slide-out keyboard beginning right now for $699. That’s a bit less than the $750 figure we saw only a couple days ago, but it’s still more expensive than or, at best, at parity with a number of fantastic Android flagships like the Nexus 6P, Galaxy Note 5, Moto X, and others.

For that price, you get a curved 5.4-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, an 18-megapixel camera, and that physical keyboard. The Priv also contains a pretty massive 3,410 mAh battery that BlackBerry says is good for over 22 hours of mixed use.

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The Priv won’t work on Verizon, Sprint, or US Cellular, according to BlackBerry, so your options among major US carriers are pretty much just AT&T and T-Mobile. Aside from all the Android apps you’d expect, BlackBerry is also putting big emphasis on its own software (BlackBerry Hub) and security / privacy with the Priv. A built-in tool, DTEK, will constantly monitor your phone’s OS and apps for any security risks. The camera also sounds decent, features optical image stabilization, and is “certified by Schneider-Kreuznach,” if that means anything to you whatsoever. We’re actually pretty excited to check out the Priv in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more.