The much-anticipated BlackBerry Priv Android slider smartphone is up for pre-orders in the US, Canada and UK at $699. Shipment expected to begin starting the United States on November 6th.
BlackBerry has released Priv-centric apps listed on Android Play Store. Includes – MicrosoftexFAT, Notes, BlackBerry Calendar, Contacts, BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Keyboard, BlackBerry Services, Tasks, BlackBerry Device Search, BlackBerry Password Keeper, BlackBerry Launcher, BlackBerry Camera, and DTEK. Listed some other brand new Android apps, and updated.
Newer version of BlackBerry Content Transfer app for Priv users available on BlackBerry World. The app allows users to switch to the new BlackBerry Priv by moving data that is stored on an old BlackBerry 10 device running 10.2.1 and higher.
“Data that is associated with a web-based account, such as contacts and calendar events, is transferred when you add the account to your new device. Your data can be transferred with password-protected encryption using Google Drive, your media card, or a private Wi-Fi network,” explains the app listing in the Store.
Now that the leaked Productivity Edge getting back into scene. With the Priv sporting a 5.4-inch OLED QHD display with curved edges, which is something that we are garnered on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. The Canadian firm has so far not detailed the function of the BlackBerry Priv’s curved edge. But a Crackberry Forum member has shared images from a Priv simulator, hinting at several unannounced features.
The BlackBerry Priv’s Productivity Edge has been revealed in one of the slides that shows how users can select an icon to view app preview. As the slider reads, “Tap the Home icon. Drag out the Productivity Edge tab. Select an icon to view an app view. Select another icon to view an app preview. Tap the Settings icon.”
In the above leaked slider, an image of Productivity Edge on the Priv can be seen with icons for quick viewing calander, mails, tasks, and contacts. Familiar isn’t it? BlackBerry’s Productivity Edge sounds similar to what Samsung’s People Edge is, which majorly allows users to quickly access select contacts. Samsung also includes an option to light up the edge screen when a mail, message, or a voice call arrive.
Another slider shows ‘Pop-up widgets’ inclusion which appears when swiping an icon. Only we can expect is when the company details the functions, may be at the release of the BlackBerry Priv handset, unknown.
Lets see what’s more will BlacBerry Priv bringing with it in the future.