With a unique sleek design and touch-sensitive keys that allows users to swipe, scroll and set up shortcuts, Priv comes pre-loaded with BlackBerry’s DTEK for Android that allows user to improve privacy level and monitor access to the phone. This app alerts the user every time any app attempts to access data, or turn on the phone’s microphone or camera making the phone safe from hacking and data theft.
Discover the new PRIV by BlackBerry, the first BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android. Designed with your privacy in mind.
smartphone Priv, here is some good news: for a limited time, the Canadian company is offering free accessories worth $99 with the handset. The accessory bundle includes a Leather Smart Flip Case in black and Sync Pod with 1.2m USB cable. “Think of it as our way of saying ‘thank you’ for remaining loyal members of #TeamBlackBerry through the years,” BlackBerry said in a blog post. As already mentioned, it’s a limited time offer, which ends February.
The phone has a 5.4-inch OLED display with 2560×1440 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor assisted by 3GB RAM. The single SIM 4G phone runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS and has an 18-megapixel primary and 2-megapixel front camera.The BlackBerry Priv delivers strong performance in a sleek, solid package. The subtle tweaks to Android are useful, and the compact keyboard.
Having a 32GB of internal memory (expandable by up to 2TB), the phone comes with a mega 3,410 mAh battery for longer hour operations.
Once synonymous with business class phones, BlackBerry lost its luster after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS came into the market. The company said with Priv, they are catering to the demands of users who want both – unique features of BlackBerry smartphones and the flexibility of a large number of apps and a wider ecosystem.The PRIV by BlackBerry – a charming portrait QWERTY slider that’s distinguishably BlackBerry, but powered by Android.
In December last year, the Canadian company’s CEO John Chen hinted that BlackBerry may also launch a second high-end Android smartphone in 2016.The BlackBerry Priv went on sales Nov. 6 and early reviews are mixed. The Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone — and widely viewed as the company’s last.