Carphone Warehouse gives us a proper Blackberry PRIV hands-on as pre-orders go live


Carphone Warehouse — one of the most popular electronics chains in the UK — probably saw the terrible job Blackberry’s CEO did in showing off their PRIV Android phone. That’s why they’ve delivered a crisp hands-on look of their own.

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It’s brief, but they do a good job of hitting some of the main points and giving us a good look at all angles of the device. But the news doesn’t stop there for the folks in the UK. Carphone Warehouse has officially opened up pre-sales for the device, and confirmed they’ll be the exclusive launch retailer for the Blackberry Priv over in that region.

You can get it on monthly tariffs starting at £49 per month, and shipments are currently expected to be out of the door by November 6th. Carphone Warehouse also gives us reassurances on some of the specs we’ve been hearing:

  • 5.4-inch 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage + microSD
  • 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach camera, 2MP front camera
  • 3,410 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

And there you have it. You can head here to pre-order one if you’re in the UK, though the rest of us will have to wait for word from our local companies to see when we’ll get a crack at it. Who’s getting one?

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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