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BlackBerry Priv pre-orders are live, price set at $699

After months of leaks and waiting, BlackBerry today began taking pre-orders for the Priv, its first Android smartphone. Pricing for the Priv is set at $699, and orders are expected to begin shipping out on November 6. In exchange for your 699 hard-earned dollar bills, you’ll get a smartphone running Android 5.1.1 on a 5.43-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display that’s covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4. Slide up that display … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL tipped to come in Windows 10 Mobile and Android versions

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL for Windows (left) and Android (right). Both destined for T-Mobile USA. pic.twitter.com/bhHOIYiC2L — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 17, 2015 It’s not often that we see a company release the same phone twice running two different operating systems, but it looks like that’s what Alcatel OneTouch is planning to do. Images of the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL leaked today, showing a device that’ll be available both with Windows 10 Mobile … [read full article]

BLU Studio Selfie LTE coming to T-Mobile, will support band 12 and VoLTE

BLU Products frequently targets T-Mobile customers with their unlocked phones, but the problem is that those devices often lack fully compatibility with T-Mobile’s LTE network. That’s not the case with the Studio Selfie LTE, a new phone from BLU that’s fully certified by T-Mobile and will be sold by T-Mo dealers. Phone Scoop recently spent some time with the … [read full article]

Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now official

New Nexus day has officially arrived, and in a first for Google, we’ve actually got two new Nexus phones being added to the family at once. First up is the LG Nexus 5X, the smaller of the two new handsets. The Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display and 5-megapixel camera on its face, as well as a 12.3-megapixel shooter around back that also includes laser autofocus, 4K video capture, and 1.55μm pixels to capture … [read full article]

BlackBerry shares official images of the Android-powered Priv

Now that the BlackBerry Priv is officially official, BlackBerry is free to talk about and show off its upcoming slider, and today that’s exactly what it’s done. Some high-quality images of the BlackBerry Priv have been posted by BlackBerry. The first couple of shots show the Priv from the side, both with its slider closed and open, and then there’s an image of the … [read full article]

BlackBerry gives a first look at the Priv now that it’s official

So far, the rumor mill has been the one that’s provided us with peeks at the BlackBerry Priv. Now that the Android slider is officially official, though, BlackBerry itself is more than happy to show off its upcoming device. BlackBerry CEO John Chen took some time to show the BlackBerry Priv to BNN today, giving us our first official look at the device in action. Chen … [read full article]