Starting today, Blackberry’s newest flagship phone is available to pre-order if you’re in the US, Canada or the UK. Pricing for the device for Canadians is $899 CDN, $699 in the US and £559 incl for the UK.
The PRIV is Blackbery’s first Android phone to hit the market and has grabbed quite a bit of attention with the high-end hardware offered and the near-stock Android experience.
“The device offers unique tools and features – like DTEKTM, our exclusive warning system app that lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so you can take action to improve it – as well as an elegant, slim design with a slide-out physical keyboard, 5.4-inch dual-curved screen and a powerful 18MP camera. And of course, access to the Google Play™ store to easily download all the apps you want.
PRIV will be the solution for smartphone users who are learning daily of the lack of privacy they have on their current devices. PRIV will be the answer for former BlackBerry users who miss the physical keyboard but want more apps. And we’re responding to current – and prospective – BlackBerry users who need it all: choice, innovation, security, privacy and productivity.”
While the device is not as affordable as some of the recent flagship announcements this year, Blackberry has made very few compromises with it in terms of hardware and software offered and the inclusion of a slide-out physical keyboard which is something we haven’t seen in quite some time.