BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows Android smartphone Priv – update




BlackBerry has given a first impression of its Android smartphone Priv. CEO John Chen showed the smartphone, and showed among other things the sliding keyboard. Earlier, a few test models ended up in the wild.

In an interview with Canada’s Business News Network showed Chen see the still unreleased smartphone. In addition, he demonstrated include the Android operating system, where it seems that BlackBerry has made few changes to the default interface. However, the company delivers some privacy-oriented features to it, although lacking details. Chen confirmed that the smartphone will get a curved 5.5 “screen and the” newest “Qualcomm soc. For whatever model it is exactly he does not disclose.

Chen also shows the sliding keyboard that appears below the screen. It has capacitive buttons and can also be used by the touch sensitivity to scroll along for instance. In the video shows Chen briefly how that works.

At the same time knowing BlackBerry when presenting the quarterly figures given that the Priv this year will bring in “key markets”. More details are not there, but the Canadian company will in the coming weeks with more information. It must also prove that the Priv comes to Dutch stores.

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