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New Real-Life BlackBerry Priv Photos Make Their Way Online

Priv-RedditThe BlackBerry Priv is no longer a secret. In fact save for an announcement date, BlackBerry has all but revealed the handset, even releasing official photos in the process. That being said if you are after photos of the phone in real-life to get a better idea of what it could look like in your hands, you’re in luck.

According to a thread on Reddit (via CrackBerry), original poster imsorandom was lucky enough to attend a CISO conference in Toronto in which he managed to bump into a BlackBerry executive (no names were given, obviously) who allowed him to give the handset a once over and to snap some photos.

Like we said it isn’t really that much of a secret now, but we have to admit that the phone looks pretty good in real-life. According to the poster, “I must admit, it’s a VERY nice device. It was actually thinner than my Note 5! It also seemed snappy and smooth, and the keyboard was also very nice. It had full access to the Play store as you would expect, and he had a few apps loaded. The screen was very nice with a high PPI, and it seemed to curvey around the edges.”

Unfortunately in terms of hardware specs, not much is known about the phone for now, at least not officially. There’s still no word on when BlackBerry will make it official, but we do know that the company has a lot riding on it. Earlier BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen stated that the Canadian company may exit the smartphone business if in the next year, they are not profitable.

New Real-Life BlackBerry Priv Photos Make Their Way Online , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

Get ready for more videos (and ads) in your Twitter timeline
Along with becoming more user friendly, Twitter's next big change is focusing on videos and ads. Now, instead of being limited to the mobile app, users can upload video from their desktop computers straight to the website. In turn, Twitter is crank...
SIM-Free iPhone 6s Now Available For Purchase

iphone_6s_sim_freeWhen the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were first launched, they were only available to be purchased via carriers. While subsidies are no more, what the carriers offer are installment plans that can be repaid over the next couple of years. However if you’d rather not be tied to any carrier, SIM-free iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units are now available for purchase.

If you were to head on over Apple’s online store, you will be able to select the SIM-Free option. For those who are unfamiliar with SIM-free devices, Apple write, “The SIM-free iPhone comes without a wireless contract commitment or carrier financing. It doesn’t come with a nano-SIM card for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5s. And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.”

Basically this is just the iPhone and the iPhone alone at its full retail price. If you wish to use it as an actual phone, you will have to get a SIM card from a carrier. However given that it is unlocked, it means users get to pick and choose whichever carrier they want. It is ideal if you hate being tied-down to contracts, and if you plan on traveling a lot and want the freedom to insert foreign SIM cards into the phone.

SIM-Free iPhone 6s Now Available For Purchase , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

Elon Musk Dismisses Apple’s Hiring Of Former Tesla Employees

elon-musk-newThe rumors are claiming that Apple is working on an electric/self-driving car of their own. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but if there is one thing consistent about these rumors is that Apple has been steadily poaching employees from Tesla, one of the frontrunners in the electric car market.

In fact the rumors claim that the poaching of employees is so bad that it has apparently affected the development of Tesla’s cars. Now you would think that Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO would be worried, but apparently not. In fact he doesn’t think too much of the hires according to a recent interview with German newspaper Handelsbatt (via Cult of Mac).

According to Musk, he was quoted as saying, “They have hired people we’ve fired. We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding.” However while Musk doesn’t think too much of Apple’s hires, he does applaud Apple’s efforts at branching out to other products.

“It’s good that Apple is moving and investing in this direction. But cars are very complex compared to phones or smartwatches,” Musk said. However this isn’t necessarily a confirmation that Apple is building an electric car, but Musk does seem to be pretty confident that is the case. Either way we have no way of knowing if and when Apple will debut their electric car, so until do take it with a grain of salt.

Elon Musk Dismisses Apple’s Hiring Of Former Tesla Employees , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

Possible OnePlus X Moniker Confirmed By Company’s CEO

oneplus xA couple of weeks ago we reported that there was a handset from OnePlus possibly called the OnePlus X that was due for a launch in October. As it turns out, the rumors weren’t that far off the mark. According to OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu, he posted an image on Weibo which you can see in the screenshot to the right.

As you can see, the image shows a map and lines that clearly mark an “X”. According to the translation, the “X” name is mentioned too although the translation does seem a little off and doesn’t really make sense, at least not in English. As to when the phone will be launched? There is a good chance we might see it come October 12.

Along with the teaser image, OnePlus has recently sent out invites to a launch event that will be held in India on the 12th of October. Coincidentally enough, OnePlus announced plans to open sales of the OnePlus 2 on that day as well. That being said, with the event being held in India, we have to wonder if the OnePlus X could be an India-only device, but we suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime according to the rumors, the OnePlus X is said to feature a 5-inch display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, which is pretty much all we know now, so do check back with us next Monday for the details.

Possible OnePlus X Moniker Confirmed By Company’s CEO , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

PlayStation Now's subscription option hits the UK for £13 per month
PlayStation Now still hasn't managed to shake its open beta label in the UK, but today it's moved into what could be its final phase, with Sony adding a new subscription payment option for its game streaming service. Previously, early adopters were...
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