The BlackBerry Priv Is Now On Sale

Been waiting for it? It’s here-BlackBerry’s first Android-powered device, the Priv. This marks the first time the company is launching a device that will run on Google’s system, and not its own operating software.

The Priv includes a dual-curved screen, touch and physical keyboards, an 18MP camera, and a full-day battery.

apple-inc-iphone-6s-to-be-challenged-by-blackberry-privThe phone is being touted for its security. Among other features, it comes with the DTEK app for Android, which monitors and reports information about application access to the microphone, camera, location and personal information in the phone.

The Priv can be integrated with the EMM solution, BES 12, which offers cross-platform management of your phone and other devices, providing peace of mind. The Priv also has secure collaboration applications for business users like Secusuite for secure voice and WatchDox for secure file sharing.

Consumers can choose between using a virtual keyboard or a physical one for typing on the phone, and can view content on a 5.4-inch immersive dual-curve OLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, and a pixel density of 540 PPI; 4x the amount of pixels when compared with a standard HDTV.

The Priv comes with Natural Sound Technology and expandable storage with 32 GB of onboard storage and support for micro SD cards of up to 2TB.

Other features include a camera powered by Schneider-Kreuznach®, and integration with Google Play for Work.

The Priv is now available through BlackBerry’s carrier partners, Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, WIND, and at

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