Late last night, Blackberry accidentally let slip a pre-order page for the Blackberry PRIV in the US and Canada. We thought the company was ready to stop being so quiet about the thing and start getting it into folks’ hands, but they were quick to take the page down.
They weren’t quick enough for the internet, though. A couple of new details about the Blackberry Priv were revealed, including a $749 price tag and a November 16th shipping date (which lines up with Blackberry’s planned November window). It’s possible these numbers and dates aren’t totally final, but it’s a good starting point for what to expect in terms of pricing and availability.
The device’s specs were also confirmed. Here’s what we’re looking at:
5.4-inch 2560 x 1440 display with slide-up keyboard
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
3GB RAM and 32GB storage (microSD slot up to 2TB)
18MP rear camera with 4K video, optical image stabilization (OIS), and phase detection autofocus; 2MP front camera
3410mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
This is a heavy hitting device through and through, folks, and Blackberry is giving everyone a compelling reason to take their first Android efforts very seriously. If the price tag sounds a bit too high for your taste, Blackberry is said to be giving the exclusive carrier rights to AT&T here in the United States, so those with Ma Bell might have an easier road to grabbing one. We’ll be awaiting more details from Blackberry in the near future.