Blackberry Launches Its First Android Smartphone Priv

The company that used to make the best business phone was pushed out of business by both Android and iOS. But now the company which is starting to rise back from the ashes has embraced the change when it launched its new flagship phone, Priv loaded with Android OS on it and some of the best specs you can find in the market. So what makes this phone so special? Let’s check it out.


When you first see the phone, you can notice the curved screen, something similar to the Samsung Edge series of phones. Yes it is something similar to that, but it does add to the flair of the device. The phone also comes with a slide keyboard down for those who prefer a physical keyboard over a touchscreen one. Blackberry even after getting Android on board has not lost its roots and has developed a phone for business.

Coming to the specs of the phone, it gets a 5.4 inches QHD display with resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels covered by a Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage with capability to expand it by another 200GB. The battery is a 3410 mAh unit and gets an 18 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras.


What Blackberry will be trying to sell this premium device is with its special software tweak that gives the users complete control over the data usage of the apps loaded on the device and also its extra security features to let the user know whenever any app is trying to access any data from the phone and to allow it or not and also whenever the device is trying to access and operate the camera and microphone of the device.

These tools can come really handy for anyone looking to protect the data on the device from lurkers nearby and hence would like to opt for this device. On top of that the entire host of Google Play apps available for use is an added advantage for all the users of the Blackberry Priv.

The device is priced at quite the premium of around INR 46,200 but we expect it to be priced a bit differently when it comes to our Indian shores. Blackberry will be looking to regain back its lost market share and then some in the near future because if the flagship model becomes a hit, then it can cause the crowds to finally flock back to the shores of Blackberry where they can sell other of its phones and get back strongly in the market.