BlackBerry Priv – First Android smartphone by Blackberry

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BlackBerry’s First Android smartphone Blackberry Priv available for pre-order

BlackBerry has announced that its first Android based smartphone BlackBerry Priv is now available for pre-order. The all new BlackBerry Priv starts shipping in first week of November. The BlackBerry Priv is the first smartphone by company which is powered by an operating system other than its own. The new device is listed on the official website. The Blackberry is known for user security and this android powered device does not compromisation on security levels. BlackBerry has also officially started accepting pre-orders for the device. The offering of device is $699 in US, £559 UK, and $899 in Canada.

According to official BlackBerry blog: The Blackberry Priv brings “the best of BlackBerry security, privacy and productivity to the Android ecosystem.”

The Blackberry Priv has a 5.43-inch AMOLED display with curved edges on the left and right of the screen. The screen has pixel density of 501ppi with 1440p. It has64 bit 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC CPU. The Blackberry Priv includes 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage along with a non-removable 3410mAh battery. Storage capacity is expendable up to 64GB via microSD card. The device comes with an 18MP rear camera with OIS and phase detection auto focus. On the front you have a small 2MP camera. The device is “Not compatible on Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular.” That’s why you have to go for GSM provider as per Blackberry.

In android Stagefright vulnerability is the biggest security problem. Around 95 percent of all Android users are under the attack. Google and Samsung were working together to deal with the Stagefright. Now it is interesting to see how BlackBerry would position its new Android smartphone. As we all know Blackberry is famous for its secure devices. Stay tuned with techbyts for more news from BlackBerry. 🙂

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