BlackBerry PRIV

No, this is not a dream. BlackBerry is finally making an Android smartphone. The BlackBerry PRIV is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android. And it combines the best of BlackBerry’s productivity, security and privacy features with the wide world of Google Play store apps.

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Firstly, let’s talk about BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry said that the company remains committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system and will continue to release platform updates focused on security and privacy enhancements. So fans of BlackBerry 10 need not worry.

For existing BlackBerry 10 users who wants to switch to Android, BlackBerry is making it easy for existing users to switch to PRIV with the seamless merging of key BlackBerry 10 productivity features like the BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Calendar.

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The PRIV has a beautiful 5.4-inch dual-curve OLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 540 PPI. Along the screen’s curved edge is the Productivity Tab that provides an “at a glance” view of the most pertinent info from BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Task, and Contacts. The PRIV comes with a 18 Megapixel camera certified by Schneider-Kreuznach. The PRIV has a 3410 mAh battery and is able to power the phone for 22.5 straight hours of mixed usage according to BlackBerry.

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It’s not a BlackBerry if there’s no advance privacy and security controls. The BlackBerry PRIV comes with an exclusive DTEK by BlackBerry app for Android that monitors and reports on application access to the microphone, camera, location and personal infomation. Users can know at a glance when their privacy could be at risk and take action to improve it.

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For those who loves the BlackBerry keyboard, you’ll be glad to hear that the PRIV comes with a slide out keyboard. And yes, its just as good as your usual BlackBerry keyboard. You can still use virtual keyboard if you want but I think most people will prefer the physical keys.

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BlackBerry PRIV is now available in Singapore at S$1098 without contract.

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