Blackberry have confirmed the upcoming PRIV device which has been leaked plenty of times over the last few weeks and it will go on sale this year so BlackBerry fans or Android fans have something to look forward to in the coming months as the device will run Android,The device certainly looks the part and sports a nice keyboard which blackberry are known for and from owning the Passport and new Classic myself I can safely say they are the best keyboards in the business. Myself once also disliked BackBerry for some years but now they have nice devices and security and I thoroughly enjoy using the passport.

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In a press release today CEO John Chen says..

“At the same time, we are focused on making faster progress to achieve profitability in our handset business. Today, I am confirming our plans to launch Priv, an Android device named after BlackBerry’s heritage and core mission of protecting our customers’ privacy. Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform,” continued Mr. Chen.

BlackBerry is also not dropping its current platform

The company will continue to develop and enhance the BlackBerry 10 operating system and is confirming plans to release platform updates focused on security and privacy enhancements, with version 10.3.3 scheduled to be available in March 2016.

 

Full press release and finacials  HERE

Will be interesting now to see all the BlackBerry haters change their tune in a few months,some have already.What do you think of the upcoming device,if the price is right will you get one ??

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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