News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 29, 2015.
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A BlackBerry smartphone sporting the Android operating system is one of the worst kept secrets of this year, and the company confirmed that the device will be called the BlackBerry Priv. Now the company has revealed the first official image of the Priv, a handset that could well bring BlackBerry back to the big leagues in terms of sales.Only time will tell that of course, but considering most consumers hold BlackBerry in good regard for its quality, a new smartphone running the most popular platform could strike a chord. The Priv certainly looks the part with its touchscreen sliding to reveal a QWERTY keyboard, something that is unique in the Android market. Possibly a design winner then, but what about the specs? Well we are expecting high end innards that will rival some of the flagships on the market as the BlackBerry Priv will sport a 5.5-inch with Quad HD resolution (1440 x 2560), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, the same processor found in the LG G4. Other specs include 3GB of RAM, and an 18 megapixel rear camera. Very good stuff all-round we think you?d agree, and in fact the only downside we can envisage is the price. BlackBerry has not mentioned the cost of the Priv for consumers, but the company typically prices its smartphones at the top of their markets, so we expect this to be the same. Its design and hardware suggest a flagship, but do you think this is worth paying top money for? source: BlackBerry
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