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This article was published on October 23, 2015

BlackBerry’s Android-based slider is up for pre-order, and may be more than you want to spend

BlackBerry’s Android-based slider is up for pre-order, and may be more than you want to spend
Nate Swanner
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TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

Hey Android and BlackBerry fans — that phone you’ve been drooling over is up for preorder. Sadly, it’s probably a bit more than you want to spend.

The Priv, BlackBerry’s Android-based slider, is $699 in the United States. In the UK, the phone commands £559, while Canadians will need to empty their wallets to the tune of $899.

As for the rest of the world, BlackBerry says the Priv is coming soon — but offered no timeframe for a wider rollout.

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With Priv, BlackBerry is attempting to marry its class-leading security with the functionality of Android. The company included a feature that tells you when your privacy may be in jeopardy, with options to take action from there.

It also has a 5.4-inch touchscreen, a Snapdragon 808 SoC and 3GB RAM. It’s no slouch, but might be a bit pricey for those who still see the black eye BlackBerry’s given itself.

➤ BlackBerry Priv

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