BlackBerry PRIV : The Mobile Icon’s Return

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They said that gone were the golden days of BlackBerry. It has been struggling like Microsoft on the mobile turf.  We all know that BlackBerry is known for its respectable security protection and QWERTY physical keypad, but these traits had been deemed inadequate in the present cutthroat smartphone competition.  So what has the new BlackBerry PRIV to offer?

 

BlackBerry PRIV
BlackBerry PRIV

 

BlackBerry PRIV offers two things: Privacy and Privilege (hence, the PRIV moniker).  We are still talking about BlackBerry here which is a respectable mobile brand, plus the service that actually made it legendary and that’s optimum security.  It may not offer the features like those of Nexus and iPhone 6s but it surely has its quirks.

 

We are talking about its slider keyboard that does not only cater for typing but also doubles for touch gestures like scrolling, choosing predictive text and double-tapping to launch the curser edit mode.

 

As a high-end phone, it is acquirable at the price of $699.  In the U.S., Verizon is offering an unlocked version for $250 on a two-year contract or $25 per month (still for two years) installment plan.

 

Specifications  

  • Body : 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm, 192g
  • Display : 5.4” AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution, 541 ppi
  • OS : Android Lollipop 5.1.1
  • Chipset/ CPU : Snapdragon 808, 1.8GHz Hexacore
  • GPU : Adreno 418
  • RAM : 3GB
  • Storage : 32GB + expansion of up to 2000GB via microSD
  • Camera : 18MP primary with Dual LED flash, 2MP front
  • Battery : 3410 mAh, non-removable

 

What You Will Love

  • Big display with high resolution and extremely high pixel density
  • High resolution primary camera
  • Impressive RAM
  • 4G LTE support
  • Physical slider keyboard
  • Optimal security

 

What You Won’t

  • Non-removable battery
  • Mere 2MP selfie camera

 

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