BlackBerry Priv Android handset confirmed
And it'll be out this year.
Like the amazing Curve range before it, the BlackBerry Q5 is the best of BlackBerry at a great price. With a 3.1-inch touchscreen, a full QWERTY keyboard, the latest BB10 operating system and an all new version of the BlackBerry Messenger service, this handset really has got everything.
At the forefront of the BlackBerry Q5 is a classic BlackBerry physical keyboard. But it's not the one you'll be familiar with. The Q5 features a completely re-engineered, redesigned keyboard to help you type fast and accurately. And if you're really in a rush, there are shortcuts to help you get your messages across even quicker.
Great as keyboards are, though,there are times when only a touchscreen will do. That's why the Q5 has got one of these too. Coming in a 3.1-inches, it's just the right size for gaming and watching video and all the fun stuff you'll want to do with your Q5.
Of course, because this is a BlackBerry you get the revamped version of the BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging service too. This time around, however, it also offers video conversations and the optino to catch-up face-to-face. You can also share your screen with your friends while you're chatting.
BlackBerry Hub meanwhile is all about social-networking. By aggregating all your social conversations and messages across Facebook, Twitter and messaging apps, it keeps you in the loop with consumate ease. Better still, it also means all your chats are only ever a single screen swipe away.
Need a phone that's photos covered too? You're in the right place. The BlackBerry Q5 features an excellent five megapixel camera that's just right for fun snaps. And to help you get the perfect shot, there are the BlackBerry Time Shift and Story Maker modes that help you weave the story of your image together.
Other features of the BlackBerry Q5 include thousands of apps to choose from at BlackBerry World, the latest BlackBerry 10 version of BlackBerry's smartphone software, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, a secondary two megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage with scope to boost this by up to 32GB by adding a microSD card.
Stay close to what’s important to you with BlackBerry Hub With BlackBerry Hub, all of your messages and social conversations are only one swipe away. There’s no need to stop what you’re doing. Simply peek into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere with a swipe to effortlessly flow in and out of your messages and conversations. BlackBerry World delivers a rich, thriving app and content ecosystem Discovering and sharing great apps and content is easier than ever with recommendations based on similar purchases, and access to more than 100,000 apps on the BlackBerry World storefront.
And it'll be out this year.
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