The Blackberry Priv is turning out as one of the most interesting devices of the year, despite being targeted to a business-oriented audience who uses their devices for productivity, the phone integrates some of the most powerful specs out there in a very well designed hardware. This is the first time that Blackberry uses the Android operating system in one of their devices and besides many advantages over the company’s BB10 OS, there are many more apps to choose from. Still, the company is bringing its expertise in security so users don’t have to worry as much about some vulnerabilities.
The phone can be pre-ordered from Blackberry’s online store in the US, but now, those interested have another option where they can buy it. New York’s electronics retailer B&H has also opened pre-orders for this phone and it’s priced at $699.99 ($0.99 more than when bought from Blackberry). If users decide to pre-order it from this retailer, they can expect its delivery starting November 20, which is a little more than a week later after the orders taken from Blackberry’s site start shipping. Those who live in New York City can pick up their device when it becomes available at the B&H Superstore located on 420 9th Avenue.
In case you want to remember some of its specs, the Blackberry Priv features a 5.4-inch QHD display which subtlety curves on the sides. The device is powered up by a Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and there are 3 GB of RAM. The 32 GB of internal memory can be expanded with Micro SD cards up to 2 TB. The main camera has an 18-megapixel sensor with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, OIS and a dual-tone LED flash, plus, it is capable of recording video at 4K resolution. The camera on the front is a 2-megapixel one. The sliding QWERTY physical keyboard can be used to navigate through some apps and it supports additional gestures thanks to its capacitive touch capabilities. The 3,410 mAh battery should last for 22.5 hours of mixed use. The DTEK app should provide added security and it runs a stock-looking version of Android with some enhancements such as the Blackberry Hub and the universal search.