Android fans or not, there’s no doubt that updates and Google’s OS haven’t had the best history. Now BlackBerry is announcing that they’ll be ending support for their first Android-powered smartphone, and that can be either good or bad news depending on how you look at it. When the device was announced two years ago, […]
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BlackBerry is planning to rollout a Marshmallow beta test for the Priv this week!
While the BlackBerry Priv is scheduled to get Marshmallow sometime in May, a beta update is reportedly coming this week. Just a few days ago, the director of Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry, Michael Clewley, hinted the beta on his Twitter page. More news on this should be coming this week, as said by Michael Clewley himself.
In the meantime, check out this leaked video that reveals some of the features Marshmallow will bring to BlackBerry’s Priv.
Source: Michael Clewley (Twitter)
Come comment on this article: BlackBerry plans to release a Marshmallow beta for the Priv later this week
Earlier this month, BlackBerry pushed their March update containing all the latest security patches to the Priv smartphone. According to sources, some carrier units have begun receiving the update.
While unlocked BlackBerry Priv units received the update a few weeks ago, some carrier variants are just beginning to receive it now. Some users on AT&T and T-Mobile have reported the arrival of the update on their Priv smartphone. Unfortunately, both carriers are yet to speak out about what has been fixed with the update, but one can assume that most of which is posted on BlackBerry’s site will be included. This will be liked below the article.
The update contains no major release, therefore it shouldn’t take up too much space. However, we still recommend charging your device and connected to a nearby Wi-Fi network before beginning the installation process. BlackBerry has taken updates with all seriousness since they began their transition to the Android ecosystem, let’s just hope it continues.
Come comment on this article: Some carrier Priv units begin to receive the March security patch update
The BlackBerry Priv is now available from Verizon, essentially meaning that the device is now available to 80 percent of U.S. customers. The device’s main draw is the fact that it is one of the few to offer a physical keyboard.
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BlackBerry is sweetening the deal on its pricey new Priv mobile phone with the BlackBerry Priv bundle, which includes $ 100 of free accessories.
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The BlackBerry Priv might be the best smartphone the company has ever produced, but that doesn’t mean it’s invincible. Check out our favorite BlackBerry Priv cases and covers, whether you’re looking for something svelte or rugged.
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BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone, the eponymous BlackBerry Priv, is apparently performing pretty well. It appeared to sell out at retailer Walmart in its first day of availability.
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There are a couple of things everyone is wondering about the Priv. Number one, how do you actually pronounce it, and number two, how well does it work? Luckily, John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, explains both, sorta.
We can finally put the name guessing aside, “Priv” is pronounced like “give”, only with a “P”. We got number one out of the way and now to cover number two, how well does it work?
Chen went on BNN to show the world how the brand new BlackBerry Priv works. The same phone that he has been leading his team in creating, and making sure it becomes a huge hit. However, by the video on BNN, it looks more like he has no clue how to use it. Not only does the video make it look like he has never seen the device before, he also seems to be totally new to Android.
All he had to do was show up to BNN, use the phone in any normal way, and impress consumers enough to buy it. Somehow, screws it up. Definitely check out the video, it’s pretty funny. He didn’t open one app properly or show the actual keyboard in use. However, even with the mistakes, the phone still looks like it could be a success. Dual curve screen, high-end specs, actual keyboard that doubles as a trackpad, it has all the parts to be a win for BlackBerry. We will just have to imagine everything works great since Chen showed us nothing.
Come comment on this article: John Chen is the CEO of BlackBerry and doesn’t know how to use the Priv