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Blackberry Priv

November 17th, 2015 | by Alisa Ali
Blackberry Priv



BlackBerry has been a trusted name when it comes to security features in smart phones over the past decade. Everyone loved BlackBerry’s QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry Messenger. Blackberry has taken a beating in the mobile market, they haven’t been able to compete with IOS or Android. Since the announcement of the Good buyout BlackBerry fans have been awaiting the arrival of the Priv, BlackBerry’s first Android powered phone.




Priv stands for the privilege of privacy . This sleek phone possesses a 5.4-inch screen, 18-megapixel camera and a dual-touch screen and slide out QWERTY keyboard. For those of you who are worried about your spell checker while using the keyboard, BlackBerry equipped this phone with an on screen touch word predictor / spell checker. Users have quick access to the alternate symbols on screen through a shortcut in the alt button built into the keyboard. The keyboard also has a track pad built in that enables the user to scroll without touching the screen. Several keys on the keyboard have built in short cuts for moving the screen and accessing applications.




BlackBerry is conveying the phone as the most secure Android device on the market. The Priv contains privacy-focused software that helps users learn how their information is being accessed. The device shows you how many times services like Facebook access the device’s GPS co-ordinates, image files, microphone, or contacts through BlackBerry’s Dtek app. For those of you readers who are conscious of how Facebook accesses your information this device is perfect for you.




BlackBerry decided not to go overboard on the camera application. The application is very simple even novice users shouldn’t have issues navigating through it. The application contains a panoramic selfie mode which enables everyone to get into the picture without having to squish together.




The BlackBerry Priv is one of the hottest phones out there for the christmas season. This phone will be in the shopping bags of the big fingered, the private and the die hard BlackBerry fans for sure! There’s no doubt that business men and women across the planet will invest in the new Android powered BlackBerry for the safety and security as well as the fast processor and widely available applications. The Priv comes with a serious price tag of CAD$899 unlocked. BlackBerry has high apple pie in the sky hopes for this phone if they don’t reach 8 million dollars in sales the CEO stated that they will resort to selling their software instead of hardware.




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