With the BlackBerry Priv now officially in the hands of many developers and professionals, BlackBerry has decided it's time to put everyone on the same page when it comes to how BlackBerry has utilized the Android operating system.
The BlackBerry Bold, Torch, Passport, Q10, and Classic are all well known devices with great physical keyboards. If you're reading this, chances are you enjoy physical keyboards on phones. Trouble is, you're in the minority.
Verizon jumped on the launch day bandwagon. That didn't take long. We don't know much yet but suffice it to say, Verizon will get the Priv. "Coming soon" they say. You can sign up for their latest product news on their website.
The PRIV by BlackBerry is the first foray into the Android ecosystem for the Waterloo-based technology manufacturer. Touted by many as their final attempt at reviving their hardware division, the PRIV is developed with a simplistic approach to Android, making for simple learning curve for new or old Android users alike, while still keeping that iconic BlackBerry 10 experience that BlackBerry users have become accustomed
The BlackBerry Priv is less than a day away from being available in carrier retail stores worldwide. With AT&T having exclusive rights in United States at launch for the Android-powered smartphone, many have wondered if/when Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile will be offering the device. With conflicting reports on social media stating that
The BlackBerry Priv is set to become available through several carriers tomorrow. As with any Android device, security of the device will likely be measured by how quickly software vulnerabilities can be patched by BlackBerry.
BlackBerry has taken to their Inside BlackBerry blog to provide us with an explanation of how they'll be managing the Android Security patching on the BlackBerry Priv.