The latest handset from BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Priv, has been making the headlines consistently of late. Of course, a new device from BlackBerry always would make some headlines. However, as this one represents a turn away from tradition due to its operating system being Android, this one has generated an ever larger number of headlines and especially within the Android world.
Over the last twenty fours hours, those headlines have increased dramatically. The first of the surge of reports came through last night when a rumor began developing that BlackBerry is planning to open orders for the Priv starting tomorrow, Friday. This was then followed by a full leak of information coming through, thanks to an official BlackBerry webpage which went live and was subsequently pulled again. The page highlighted the full specs (which had already been leaked previously through retailers) along with the likely price of the device in the U.S., $749. The other revelation which came thanks to the leak is that the Priv will begin shipping on November 16th. Which is a date which seems to be in line with the notion of a Friday order status opening. Well, to finally end all speculation, tomorrow is when consumers will be able to order the BlackBerry Priv. The final confirmation has now come through from BlackBerry’s COO, Marty Beard, who sent out the confirmation on twitter. As you can see from the image below, the confirmation simply states that you can order the Priv starting from Friday and directly from BlackBerry’s website.
If you need a reminder on what is on offer, the BlackBerry Priv will come equipped with a 5.4-inch display with a QHD resolution. Inside, the PRIV will be powered by 3GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. Storage will be set at 32GB, while the rear camera on offer will be an 18-megapixel option, which is coupled with a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The device will be powered by a large 3,410 mAh battery and not forgetting, the BlackBerry Priv will come sporting a QWERTY keyboard. For those interested, head over to the BlackBerry website starting tomorrow to place your order.