Although the hardware of the Priv has yet to be officially announced, rumors are claiming that it’s going to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 1.8GHz eight-core processor and at least a 13-megapixel camera on the back and 5 or 8-megapixel on the front. In the wake of the discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability, users have been re-orienting their attention towards mobile devices built with a focus on security, like the BlackPhone 2. Thus, the release date and official name of this device, the BlackBerry Priv, has already been confirmed.
CEO Chen tells us that Priv stands for “privacy” and “privilege”, but not in the Occupy Wall Street way.
“The next exciting step for us will be moving a few of this direct supply to programmatic ads, which will take us to a whole new avenue in relation to increasing our demand”, the firm noted.
What’s more, the BlackBerry Priv, previously called the BlackBerry Venice, will include a sliding, touch-sensitive QWERY keyboard as well as a 5.5-inch dual-curve display.
As seen in earlier leaks, the BlackBerry Priv harkens the gorgeous glass-weave back-plate all BlackBerry Z30 users grew to love.
Since a BlackBerry Android phone was first rumored, the company said that it could happen if the handset could be made suitably secure.
However, since it will now run on Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”, expect the Priv to have numerous selection of apps while also letting users have the freedom to customize their system.
You’ll be able to pop out the Priv’s keyboard for composing longer messages. It has 32 GB of internal memory to store all of your apps, e-books and other media content. If this is not enough you can expand it up to 128 GB via the MicroSD. However, since the Leap capped off at 16GB while the Passport included 32GB, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a 64-gig Priv. 4GB of RAM would be considered high these days.
A possibility also exists that the handset maker will continue to sell companies subscriptions to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), in a bid to boost privacy as well as security. And that’s really all we know. Blackberry Priv is also expected to have a removable battery and an SD-support. The Company’s BTS company contains five units: QNX Software Systems Limited (QNX), Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).