Preview: The BlackBerry Priv

We're in the last lap before the release of the buzz-generating #Priv, the world's first secure Android smartphone from BlackBerry.

While we can't release a review of the device, we thought we'd bring you a short collection of new images you haven't seen yet - that are now publicly available - and present it in a preview fashion with all the details you need and want to know.

First, let's talk specs. Here's what you can expect from the device:

  • Processor ...
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BlackBerry 10 - Time for Action

The negative speculation about BlackBerry's future continues to spiral out of control.  BlackBerry releasing an Android device, the stagnation of the BlackBerry 10 platform, John Chen's comments about potentially dropping the hardware division entirely if it doesn't become profitable... it's got the naysayers in a tizzy and even loyalists are beginning to have doubts.

On October 26, BlackBerry attempted to quell the concerns and rumours by posting on its Develop Blog site “An Update for BlackBerry 10 Developers.”  ...

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Trick or Treat from Amazon!

With Halloween just around the corner, Amazon is giving out treats early! In fact, it is giving out approximately $70 worth of apps as treats for subscribers to the Amazon App Store.

Here are a few examples of what is available:

Photo Lab PRO

Gamebooks: Read and Learn English (Premium)

Toca Pet Doctor

Splashtop Remote Desktop

Bridge Constructor

Runtastic PRO GPS Running, Walking & Fitness Tracker

The Little Witch at School

AVG AntiVirus PRO Android Security

Rotate It!

Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips HD

No ...

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App Review - Dossier by Tundra Core Studios

With all of the talk of the pending Priv release, BlackBerry apps appearing in Google Play (just not for download… yet) and the attempt to soothe BlackBerry 10 users and developers there has been little room for specific apps in the news. However, Tundra Core Studios has just released their first app of their Productivity Suite. Dossier aims to be a complex and complete contacts application for those on the go.

Dossier allows users to group contacts by any type of category defined by the ...

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Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each Tuesday, we'll bring you the most interesting rumours in the BlackBerry community and let you know if there's any real supporting evidence. Devices, OS's, and more hot topics - it's your one-stop post to get the latest rumours.

Rumour

BlackBerry Priv Front Facing Camera Is 2 Megapixels And Not 5 As Rumoured.

Source

Community Speculation, Twitter.

Confirmations

This rumour began when some leaks appeared showing the Priv being competitively spec'd. There were a few ...

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UPDATED: BlackBerry Keyboard, Launcher & MORE Listed In Google Play

The BlackBerry Priv is just days away, really.

If you keep a close eye on BlackBerry, you may have spotted the BlackBerry Keyboard, exFAT, and Launcher on the Google Play Store. This is a good sign that the software has reached the final release portion. Check out the listings below:

BlackBerry Launcher

The BlackBerry Launcher application enables you to:
• Easily turn multistep tasks such as sending an email or calling a friend into a one-click task.
• Find, sort and place applications, widgets and ...

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Sunday Summation: October 19 - October 25

It's Sunday again already which brings us to another Sunday Summation!  This week was filled with PRIV launch information which has the tech world talking.  Without further ado: Sunday Summation!

Bell Teases The BlackBerry PRIV

Back on October 20, we caught this Bell ad shich shows a BlackBerry PRIV aside a Samsung front and center and assumedly the HTC One M9.  While the ad wasn't tooting the horn of the PRIV, but rather the LTE speeds of the carrier's network, we couldn ...

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Telus Set To Carry BlackBerry Priv

According to BBOS, Telus is prepping to launch the Priv by BlackBerry with availability beginning on November 6th:

"After receiving credible proof of Bell Mobility's & Rogers' plans to carry the BlackBerry Priv, we can exclusively confirm today that Telus will indeed carry the BlackBerry Priv, with an expected availability of November 6th. The actual pricing is not known at this time, but you can expect it to likely mirror Roger's pricing of $399/2yr & $799 outright."

(One thing to be mentioned ...

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