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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  • ???????? ???? ?????

    I want the phone

  • Shuchita Sharma

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

  • Ravi Allang

    Shuchita Sharma Your dream phone

  • Siddhant Dhiman

    That’s fantastic, will be waiting

  • Tapan Bhanot

    The company that submitted!!! Sad!!!

  • Chintoo Das

    Hello friends finally I got real free internet pack of 7gb data with 6 months of validity from this website

  • 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

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

  • Bhargava Godavarthy

    Yep, not even blackberry itself U0001f61d

  • Shikhar Pandey

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

  • Bhargava Godavarthy

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

  • Satya Prakash

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

  • Shoaib Ahmed

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

  • Rajvansh Singh Bhuee

    day will come apple will make an android phone

  • Tanmay Chaubal

    Darshana a bad news for hardcore blackberry lovers

  • Prasun Parihar

    The VENICE is COMING – —-

  • Ikram Ullah

    Concept of old nokia phones

  • Praveen Pappachan

    And this will be my first blackberry

  • Lendle Appss Sunny

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

  • 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

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

  • Pavitra Shukla

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

  • Prem Kumar

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

  • Soumay Khanagwal

    This marks return of Blackberry

  • 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

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

  • Vedant Sharma

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

  • Nakul Singh

    Look like they brought Dell venue pro back !

  • Zeeshan Iqbal

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

  • Hashmath Shaik

    but it doesn’t have touch right

  • Zeeshan Iqbal

    Dude in that case there old blackberry was better

  • Dhruv Sinha

    maybe because some people like a physical keyboard

  • Shreyas Appachu

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

  • Zeeshan Iqbal

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

  • Abhishek Mishra

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

  • Srajan Puthran

    That costs over 50k

  • Rahul Ahluwalia

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

  • Md Rubel Hasan

    How much price this phone

  • Richard Baker

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

  • Kieran Kumar

    Why the keypad ??????

  • Arafat Khan

    Tumse na hopayega #BlackBerry