Priv by BlackBerry has met much anticipation as it comes toward launch before the end of the year. BlackBerry’s had an interesting media unveil to say the least across the last few months, but this has turned with two video releases briefly highlighting the new Android powered device. First, Carphone Warehouse published a polished hands-on with Priv by BlackBerry where standalone applications like BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Accounts can be seen in a slightly modified multitasking queue that takes inspiration from BlackBerry 10 active frames. The video promotes similar features to those released on the Priv by BlackBerry registration page.
Carphone’s page lists the following specifications:
- 5.4-inch, 2560 x 1440 resolution AMOLED display (540ppi)
- 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage (expandable to 2TB)
- 18MP rear camera – 2MP front camera
- Dual LED flash
- 3,410mAh battery
- Dimensions: 147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4 mm
- Nano SIM
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
“The elegant smartphone features a dual curved 5.4-inch Quad HD display, QWERTY keyboard, 3,410mAh battery and an awesome Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera lens.”
BlackBerry followed up on this video publishing their own introduction to the device. It takes the viewer through a simple show and tell highlighting BlackBerry software additions atop the Android OS to maximize ease of communication and that awesome touch enabled keyboard. The video is actually commendable as it is not a screen render or reproduction -it’s an honest intro that highlights smart marketing savvy. The close up shots of the screen show great detail and allow you to easily follow the actions going on in the 40 second run through.
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It’s great to see better and better materials coming out to support Priv by BlackBerry. Let us know if you’d choose this device over existing BlackBerry 10 offerings down in the comments.