BlackBerry Priv shipments are finally beginning

BlackBerry has sent out an email to those who pre-ordered the Priv from its site notifying customers that the shipments are just now beginning. Normally, pre-orders arrive on the same day as the phone becomes available, but that isn't the case here. BlackBerry is only just now beginning the shipping process for those who pre-ordered, and does not give a timeline as to when it expects to fulfill all of those orders.

As a thank you for the pre-order, and likely a way to say sorry for not shipping sooner, BlackBerry is offering some accessories for the smartphone free of charge.

As a thank you for buying from ShopBlackBerry, you will receive a complimentary PRIV slide-out hard shell case and a premium in-vehicle charger. Once your PRIV has been shipped, you will receive an email detailing how to redeem these accessories.

If you placed your order directly through BlackBerry, you may be waiting a little bit to get the new phone in your hands. In the mean time, be sure to check out our extensive coverage of the Priv!

Read our full BlackBerry Priv review