It’s no longer news that Blackberry will be releasing an android phone before the end of this year. Based on past records of sales, the company hasn’t been doing well as it was recorded that only 800,000 phones were sold in the last quarter. This report isn’t even up to half of what Microsoft’s Lumia sold within same period and this has lead to the company going for an alternative.
Over the past few months, we have constantly been fed leaked images of the upcoming priv device and although Blackberry’s CEO, John Chew had showed off the new phone in an interview, Blackberry has officially released images of the upcoming blackberry priv (previously Venice) smartphone.
The meaning behind the Priv name has been given and it explains thus:
…privacy IS a fast-disappearing privilege in the modern world. The same goes for productivity. Somewhere along the way, most smartphones evolved from tools into toys, with vendors prioritizing fun over work. With PRIV’s software enhancements, physical keyboard and oversized screen, all enabled by the slider form factor, we’re bringing privacy, productivity, and, oh yes, some sexy, back.
No further information has been given in regards pricing and availability and I am guessing this is a motive to keep people very much interested.