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Top 4 Things About The BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv, which is also expected to launch in Nigeria, will be available in South Africa from early February, 2016.

The latest device from the mobile phone manufacturer currently retails for USD $699; however, BlackBerry South Africa’s launch partners – which includes MTN, Vodacom and Cell C – will set their own contracts and pricing for the device.

With the device launching within South Africa so soon, and after spending quite sometime with a review unit, IT News Africa has listed the Top 4 things that we love about the BlackBerry Priv, below.

1. It runs Android:
While previous devices in the BlackBerry range were Android App compatible, the BlackBerry Priv is now the first device in the range to officially run Android Lollipop. This essentially means that users will have full access to over one million applications on the Google Play Store.

While the device has full access to the Google Play Store, BlackBerry has also included exclusive apps to the BlackBerry Priv. Exclusive to the PRIV are the apps that have long made BlackBerry the choice for serious communicators. Keep life organised with the intuitive BlackBerry Hub. This unified inbox is an irreplaceable tool for consolidating all of your messages in one place so you can focus on getting things done. Combined with the new BlackBerry Pop-Up Widget feature, you’ll never be more than a swipe away from the information you need, keeping you one step ahead and adding precious time back to your day.

With the apps out of the way, the BlackBerry User Interface also screams Android. The home screen is home to a user’s most used applications as well as the traditional Google Search Bar. The device is also easy to navigate, much like most Android powered devices.

BlackBerry Priv (1)

2. It looks spectacular:
From the the full slide out QWERTY physical keyboard to the 18 MP Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera, the BlackBerry Priv is a device that has been designed to look exceptionally classy. Made from premium materials, the BlackBerry Priv features a large 5.4 inch edge-to-edge curved display which has been made from the rigorously drop tested Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

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Adding to the premium design is, according to BlackBerry, a laser drilled front-facing speaker. The front-facing speaker is equipped with 3 Microphones with high dynamic range, which allow for a topnotch audio experience. To make the device even more visually appealing, BlackBerry has also placed an easy to access Nano SIM Card Tray as well as a MicroSD Card Tray on the top of the device. Both trays have been incorporated into the design in a professional manner and do not protrude or look out of place.

3. Battery Edge Display:
Using the screen’s elegant curved edge you can see battery charge status when your device is sleeping. As your device is charging, the strip grows and transitions from red to yellow to green depending on the charge level, with a full green strip indicating that the device is fully charged.

When the device is asleep and charging, the percentage of your current battery power and an estimate of how much time until the device is fully charged appears above the strip. The indicator will automatically disappear when the room is dark. This ultimately prevents the user from having to wake up the device in order to check the charge level.

BlackBerry Priv (2)

4. It’s secured by BlackBerry DTEK:
Whether it’s your financial reports or your selfies, your data is encrypted on PRIV by BlackBerry. Extra steps have been taken at both a hardware and software level to authenticate and harden the Android OS in order to protect you from malware and any attempts to tamper with your OS.

Plus, be confident your personal data is being kept private with DTEK by BlackBerry, a single dashboard to monitor and control application access to your microphone, camera, location and personal information. Rest assured that your experience is unimpeded, and your privacy is under your control.

source: IT NEWS AFRICA

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