BlackBerry recently released a promotional video for the Priv company’s new smartphone. On Monday AT&T said company would offer BlackBerry’s new Android powered smartphone in its retail stores in the United States and online. It would be the first US carrier to offer the BlackBerry Priv smartphone powered by Google’s Android mobile platform.
The BlackBerry Priv which runs Android’s Lollipop OS and features a slide-out physical keyboard will be available that Friday in both AT&T retail outlets and the company’s website.
The BlackBerry Priv will be available for $24.99 with a two-year contract on AT&T. Buyers can also decide for AT&T’s next installment plans and avail of the new smartphone on 30 monthly for $24.67, 24 monthly installments of $30.84 or 20 monthly installments of $37. However, There is a two-years plan for $249.99.
The BlackBerry Priv will be available in the UK starting on same day. The BlackBerry Priv is already listed for pre-orders with a SIM-free price of £579 and contract prices starting from £49.
BlackBerry Priv specification was leaked last month says that BlackBerry Priv will have a 5.4-inch QHD dual-curved AMOLED touchscreen and it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 SoC with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 3,410 mAh battery. On camera front the smartphone has an 18MP at the back with OIS, phase detection autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash and has a 2 MP selfie camera and battery capacity up to 3,410mAh.
BlackBerry Priv will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-box. Company says Priv includes what BlackBerry is calling the DTEK warning system which will warn you when your privacy might have been compromised. DTEK monitors your apps and can display which of those apps access your personal data.
BlackBerry Priv also include few security features such as Injected cryptographic keys into the hardware, Verified boot and Secure Bootchain, Hardened Linux kernel with numerous security patches applied, FIPS 140-2 compliant full disk encryption, The BlackBerry Infrastructure for transmitting encrypted data and BES12.