Android fans who still desire a physical keyboard have got something to celebrate, because after months of rumors, Black Berry released an Android phone.It’s called the Priv, and here’s everything we know so far.The Black Berry Hub is included, which brings all your messages into one feed, as are other standard Black Berry apps like BBM.Black Berry’s special DTEK for Android software will also alert you when your privacy may be at risk, give you a security rating for your device, and it offers for specific security features, so that you know what’s going on with your personal info and more.As with other Android updates, these security patches hit the unlocked Priv devices first, then carrier variants.Black Berry has gone all out with its first Android phone, so the specs are about as high-end as any other flagship Android phone — unfortunately, the Priv also has a high price tag to match.You can determine which apps and services are allowed to use your microphone, camera, contacts, and more.
Users who tried to download the apps were informed that their devices are incompatible.
The keys are touch sensitive for scrolling and cursor control, too, so you can use it as a trackpad if need be.
Adding flair to the eccentric design is an immersive dual-curved screen made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
On the back of the phone, there’s an 18-megapixel dual-flash camera that’s certified by Schneider-Kreuznach.
The camera app offers settings so you can tweak the photos, and the sensor itself boasts Phase Detection Auto Focus, OIS, and dual-color flash. When it comes to software, Black Berry’s added a few bells and whistles to make Android secure enough to suit its standards.