It turns out that we may be closer to the launch of the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv than we thought. According to some recent advertisements that have begun popping up around the web—including our own sister-site, CrackBerry—we could see pre-orders open up this Friday, October 23.
This isn't a firm confirmation quite yet, as the ads could have simply started circulating a little earlier than intended. Still, we've seen carriers like Rogers start to open up reservations, indicating that a launch is approaching. As for pricing, we haven't heard anything concrete from BlackBerry yet, but MobileSyrup reports that Rogers has confirmed that the smartphone will sell for $400 on a 2-year contract, or $800 unlocked.