BlackBerry’s first Android phone will be available in Australia tomorrow through Optus, with a focus on business customers – don’t worry if you’re a personal customer though, as consumers will be able to purchase the phone for themselves online.
The Priv takes BlackBerry’s focus on productivity, security and privacy and brings it to the world’s largest smartphone platform with access to Google Play for widest app selection of any BlackBerry handset to date. Unsurprisingly, the phone also brings Android For Work / Google Play For Work support for apps managed by a company’s IT department.
The hardware seeks to impress, with a dual-curved 5.4-inch 2550×1440 screen, 32GB onboard storage and support for 2TB Micro SD cards and an 18MP camera. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor and features Qualcomm’s SecureMSM and StudioAccess for content protection. There’s also a big 3,140 mAh battery to keep things running. You’d expect a physical keyboard on a BlackBerry phone, and the Priv won’t disappoint.
BlackBerry hasn’t supplied any pricing listed yet, and the phone also isn’t yet listed on Optus’ site – we’ll update when we have that information.
Ausdroid has a Priv under review at the moment too, so look for that in the coming days!
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