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BlackBerry launches Android powered 'Priv'smartphone

Aimed at power users including enterprise audience and individuals, BlackBerry is offering a 5.4-inch WQHD display with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

twitter-logoNidhi Singal | January 28, 2016 | Updated 18:30 IST
BlackBerry launches Android powered 'Priv' smartphone
BlackBerry launches Android powered 'Priv' smartphone

BlackBerry has been losing its market share to Android and iOS powered devices. It first came up with the BlackBerry 10 operating system with support for Android app and now has adopted the Android operating system. On Thursday, the company has announced the launch of its first Android powered BlackBerry smartphone, the Priv.
 
Aimed at power users including enterprise audience and individuals, BlackBerry is offering a 5.4-inch WQHD display with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM.

It has 32 GB onboard storage and a microSD card for expandable memory.

Running on Android operating system, BlackBerry has included its BlackBerry Hub, BB Messenger, BlackBerry Notes, BlackBerry Password keeper and DTEK security app.

It also packs in an 18-MP camera with OIS and can capture 4k videos at 30 fps. It is powered by a 3,410-mAh battery and Quick Charge support.

BlackBerry has priced the Priv at Rs 62,990 which will be available in offline retail and for online sales the company has tied up with Amazon India.

 

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