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Blackberry CEO Officially Showcases the Company’s First Android Smartphone

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Blackberry revealed that the hardware revenue for 800,000 smartphones consisted of an average selling price of just $240. Apple will make more money than that in just one day. Needless to say, things seem beyond bleak for Blackberry.

In a fresh attempt to pull itself together, Blackberry earlier announced its plans to launch an Android phone, the first of its kind for the company. Previously codenamed as Venice, Blackberry Priv (short for ‘privacy’) was confirmed yesterday as the official name of the smartphone. Priv is expected to bring the best of both worlds by coupling the latest Android technology with exclusive Blackberry features.

Blackberry Venice

The phone is expected to feature a 5.4-inch quad HD display. The camera is will possibly be a 18 MP, with a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 1.8GHz core and 3GB of RAM.

So far, we only had leaked images to go on with. But just yesterday, Blackberry CEO John Chen made an appearance along with Priv in a BNN Canada video. Now we know for a fact that the newest Blackberry smartphone will have a big display which is curved at the edges, reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+.

A little over five years ago, Blackberry had blown the world of instant messaging off its feet with its Blackberry Messenger. It’s time the company made a similar breakthrough again. It will be the launch of Blackberry Priv which would determine whether or not Blackberry is able to reaffirm its position in the tech world.

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42 comments
Prakash Kumar
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Shuchita Sharma
Shuchita Sharma

Not at all! I love BlackBerry OS 10. Never was a fan of Android!

Bhargava Godavarthy
Bhargava Godavarthy

Afford !, my foot ! 45k mobile (which she din give you atleast to glance) is 15k in a month. My maid can afford a blackberry \U0001f61d

Shikhar Pandey
Shikhar Pandey

Be grateful because they came something that you can use and afford...

Shikhar Pandey
Shikhar Pandey

BlackBerry are class... Not many are used to it... Bhargava Godavarthy :p

Bhargava Godavarthy
Bhargava Godavarthy

Shikhar Pandey rofl , even balckberry is sick & tired of it's own os. High time bro ! Rajesh Kumar Srinivas Rohit

Satya Prakash
Satya Prakash

phone is comming in 2020 and price is 50-50 lac wo blackbery ceo new strage

Shoaib Ahmed
Shoaib Ahmed

Waitng 4 u #Priv# Nooshin Zaery Aftab Ahmad Tabassum Shaikh

Tanmay Chaubal
Tanmay Chaubal

Darshana a bad news for hardcore blackberry lovers

Lendle Appss Sunny
Lendle Appss Sunny

Every smartphone makers should start making different and innovative handsets....

Dhruv Sinha
Dhruv Sinha

There was a touch + physical keyboard before on bb . I guess they are trying to keep up with the big players by adding android and a big screen

Daanish Shaik
Daanish Shaik

Itz surely gonna be a flop coz of the keypad and design :(

Pavitra Shukla
Pavitra Shukla

Venice would still have been a cooler name.. Priv failes to impress

Prem Kumar
Prem Kumar

I read that as 'BB CEO John Cena ..' :^]

Ali Khan
Ali Khan

Could've at least made a slider keypad, how uncomfortable would it be if the person only wants to use the touchscreen..

Md Abdul Imran
Md Abdul Imran

Nice concept keyboard and on-screen typing as well and heard its stock android 5.1

Vedant Sharma
Vedant Sharma

Yoo hoooo Shahima Khan blackberry is again something to flaunt about now.

Nakul Singh
Nakul Singh

Look like they brought Dell venue pro back !

Zeeshan Iqbal
Zeeshan Iqbal

dude If you want a touch why would you want a keypad :P ?

Zeeshan Iqbal
Zeeshan Iqbal

Dude in that case there old blackberry was better

Dhruv Sinha
Dhruv Sinha

maybe because some people like a physical keyboard

Shreyas Appachu
Shreyas Appachu

Indeed.... Plus bb OS skin will make it more productive

Zeeshan Iqbal
Zeeshan Iqbal

Lol whats the use of keypad when you have such a big screen to type on.

Abhishek Mishra
Abhishek Mishra

if they price it below 20k thn tis gonna a big deal for bb

Rahul Ahluwalia
Rahul Ahluwalia

Revolution? Shreyas Appachu I want one because of the keyboard.

Richard Baker
Richard Baker

i like the idea of slider phones... its different and you have the conventional touch screen...plus sliders are cool..___SEE MORE: ===========>>>>