Blackberry PRIV Specs & $749 Price Leaked; Coming November 16th

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  1. dgstorm

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    We love the smell of leaked intel in the morning!!! We were treated to this hot news leak as soon as we came in this morning. Blackberry leaked the specs and pricing info for their new PRIV Android smartphone. Late last night they posted a pre-order page with specs and pricing details, but quickly took it down. The folks at Carphone Warehouse did the same thing.

    This first version of the device will be sold off contract and unlocked for the steep price of $749. Of course, when you consider Blackberry's legendary security and couple that with the following specs, then that price could be a good value:
    • 5.4-inch 2560 x 1440 display (540 DPI)
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB storage (microSD slot up to 2TB)
    • 18-megapixel camera with OIS - includes a six-element f/2.2 lens and will record 4K video at 30 frames per second
    • 2MP front camera with f/2.8 lens and 720p video recording
    • 3410mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0
    • NFC
    • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
    • Slide-up keyboard
    As you can see, Blackberry went "all out" with these specs. The phone has been in development for a while, so the fact that they chose the Snapdragon 808 shouldn't be too surprising. Regardless, from the other specs, this is truly a "flagship" device.

    The leaked intel does indicate that (at least this version) will only be GSM, so it won't work on Sprint and Verizon. It's possible it will be exclusive to AT&T and T-Mobile, but we have no further info to corroborate that. The leaked pre-order page also indicated a November 16th ship date, which could make some folks extra "thankful" this holiday season.

    What do you folks think? Could the Blackberry PRIV be the surprising Dark Horse of 2015? Also, be sure to check out the additional official images in the thread below.

    Feel free to discuss it further here: Blackberry PRIV | Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    Here are those additional Blackberry PRIV images:

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    Ima be pretty ticked if no VZW....
     
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    Good specs! Only two problems. Astronomical price tag and no CDMA support. Those two will put a nail in their coffin.
     
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    As I said in the other thread, I don't think BB\RIM care at all if Joe Consumer gets one. They want Business Customers. And Business Customer still get subsidies so this will be $250 for a month and then $200. IF VZW gets it anyway...
     
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    wow this device has some pretty impressive specs. hopefully verizon gets it.
     
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    I just got an email:
    Order your PRIV now

    I click the link to pre-order.
    It's $699.
    And...

    Bands:
    • FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29, 30
    • HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8
    • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

    (Not compatible on Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular)


    Screw you RIM. #fail #fail #fail #fail
    Enjoy your eroding market share...

    ShopBlackBerry Online Store - Shopping Cart
     
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    Very strange that they would ignore such a big part of the market segment, especially considering how many business customers use Verizon.
     
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    Don't think I would invest $700 bucks in a BB product at this time..
     
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