Good idea to have Google play considering a weak app ecosystem for the native BlackBerry software.
I wish the company rolls out the new Android software to the recent models like passport, classic, Z series. What say?
Now that the phone has been officially released with shipments starting Nov 6th, the specs need to be updated. For instance under Wi-Fi it has 802.11 ac and it has more sensors than listed here.
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2015Nuff said,what a joke!?
I've used android and IOS and had to constantly backspace to correc... moreExactly! Just because screen keyboards came after physical keyboards it doesn't mean the former is superior or more efficient! Can you even type on screen keyboards without looking? And no, spellcheckers are not an advantage of screen keyboards either since physical keyboards can have that too, plus many more (gestures, shortcuts, as a trackpad, etc).
In fact spellcheckers are a pain for people who use more that one language! So it's better to prevent errors in the first place than depend on the phone to "correct" words- and phys keyboards are perfect for that!
The BlackBerry Priv is a sales tool for Blackberry to showcase their Android security software at its best. It can then sell this software to other manufactures that currently sell 50 times more phones than Blackberry does. Great move in selling security to the 1 billion plus android users. Bravo John Chen and Blackberry.
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2015Is this Priv available for Verizon?Not yet, the Verizon phone is still waiting for the FCC to approve/certify/whatever it.
AndroidISTops, 08 Oct 2015Are you insane mate? I have only experienced the BBOS as slow and faulty! I have never seen th... moreAnswer this!. Why is touch typing the most error prone on android devices!? Android also crashes frequently requiring a phone reset!? U need to stop taking yer drugs. You've been brainwashed by android.
Bbos10.3.2 is quite stable!
When they going to come out here in the philippines? Looking forward for the priv
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2015Expensive. Like 800USD
John Chen`s favorite movie is Back to the Future. Where everyone s... moreNuff said,what a joke!?
I've used android and IOS and had to constantly backspace to correct touchtyping and errors! What a waste of time! Qwerty keyboards are the way to go and it's even capacitive!
radheyshyam, 20 Oct 2015plz anybody can tell me the difference between blackberry android and other brand android smartfoneThere is a hardened and encrypted kernal in the os which is os and hardware based for ther security and has a few of bb's apk's built in!
why they always bring the black one. first i know they got a white version.
All of the specs are beast.....one of the best camera....huge battery....but a 2mp camera is a shame for smartphones of 2015...and even the 18mp camera would be not good as i should be...so a little disaapointed
I think BB has needed a new line to grow up in the World
I like Android , IOS & OS
I say To BB Welcome To android World ....
The phone will make absolute Blast!!!! Specs, Interference, Battery Life and Structure Is Damn Awsme..!!! Gud Going Blackberry!! :)
I was lover of BB but due to OS which do not have more easy access of applications. Then I decided to use latest samsung mobiles, But now I am glad to know that BB is launching android Blackberry Priv. will shift again from Samsung to Blackberry.
Great strategy for Bb, finally they are using the No.1 smart phone operating system, with their usual excellent physical keyboard. well done BB keep it up.
I cant wait to see this phone in UAE or Dubai.