Blackberry has finally joined the Android ecosystem with PRIV, a smartphone that brings the best of Blackberry’s productivity, security, and privacy features to the Android platform and its millions of Google Play apps. True to its Blackberry heritage, the PRIV comes with a physical sliding keyboard for greater screen space as well as faster and more accurate inputs. Its 5.4-inch dual-curve OLED display has a stunning 2560×1440 resolution, protected in tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB memory, along with support for microSD cards up to 2TB. A Schneider-Kreuznach-certified 18MP camera delivers professional DSLR-quality photos. Powerful speakers and a three-microphone system ensure a high-quality listening experience. A 3410mAh battery offers up to 22.5-hours of mixed use.
PRICE: PHP 45,000
Blackberry executives showcase the new PRIV at the Philippine launch last December 3, 2015. In photo (L-R): Matt Stewart, APAC director for communications; Nicholas Mastroianni, regional channel accounts director; and Gautam Shah, product manager.