BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv Android Phone, And It’s Up For Registration Now

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry’s first shot at Android – ala Priv – may not have an official launch date yet, but the phone is now up for pre-registration on its official website . BlackBerry says those who pre-register will get ‘inside’ news on Priv, and also stand the chance to be the first to know when the phone will be available for purchase.

The pre-registration window also gives us a good look at the Priv showing off the phone’s touch+type slider body. There’s also a mention – a brief one at that – of some of the features of the Priv.

The Priv which is being touted as the ‘world’s first BlackBerry secure smartphone powered by Android’ has an ‘ultra-thin body with a keyboard hidden by SmartSlide technology.’ The phone comes with a 5.4-inch dual curved screen, according to BlackBerry. It will be interesting to see how the company has incorporated the dual-screen functionality on the Priv and whether it holds any significance apart from a design aesthetic point of view. On paper, this looks like something straight out of Samsung’s textbook.

The BlackBerry Priv will sport a Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera lens and use a 3,410mAh battery. The phone will come with DTEK by BlackBerry warning system app for privacy purposes.

BlackBerry recently confirmed the Priv while outing its Q2 fiscal results, ending long rumours that it was secretly working on an Android phone. “Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform,” the company had announced.

Rumoured specs of the yet to be announced BlackBerry Priv include: a QHD screen with 1440×2560 pixels resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable and an 18-megapixel rear camera.


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