BlackBerry’s first Android phone will have a 5.4 inch display with curved sides, a 34,10 mAh battery, and a slide-out keyboard.

We already pretty much knew that, thanks to a series of leaks. But now that BlackBerry has launched a registration page for the upcoming BlackBerry Priv smartphone, the company is confirming those details and promising to offer a few more ahead of the phone’s launch.


The phone also features a Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera, and “extraordinary audio quality.” The company says the technology for its slide-out keyboard is called “SmartSlide.”

The phone is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2560 x 1440 pixel display, an 18MP camera, and a microSD slot for removable storage.

The company hasn’t confirmed those specs yet, but German site Der Standard posted a hands-on preview of the phone earlier this week, so unless BlackBerry makes last minute hardware changes, it’s likely that we can expect the phone to ship with a hexa-core processor and a high-resolution display, among other things.

Probably the most notable thing about the Priv is still the software: it’ll run Google’s Android operating system with full access to the Google Play Store and other Google apps. But it’ll also tap into BlackBerry’s communications, security, and privacy features including BlackBerry Messenger and BlackBerry Hub.

via Inside BlackBerry

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4 replies on “BlackBerry Priv registration page confirms (some) specs for BlackBerry’s Android phone”

  1. Looks good. It would be nice to know if the Blackberry PIM applications are available on the Priv with local sync tp PC (I liked those very much). If they are, and the price is reasonable, this might just be my next phone.

  2. If it’s under $700, this is my next phone. It’s about time a company realized that an on-screen keyboard taking up half the screen is not the ideal experience for a phone. I’m disappointed that it’s USB 2.0 (if true), but everything else is a win.

  3. I think I will pick one of these up when they bomb in the market and dropped $200

    1. Given the market for privacy enhanced phones these days, unless they charge exorbitant prices for this, like other privacy enhanced phones, then it might actually do well as it doesn’t ask users to compromise like most of those others do… Blackphone, etc…

      While actual usage may also attract some users who have long wanted a dedicated physical keyboard, not everyone is a fan of touch screen typing, and the keyboard also doubles as a touch pad that comes in real handy in some situations, like trying to go back and edit text, selectively highlight something, scrolling, etc.

      So, we’ll see…

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