Thanks to our friends at AT&T, I was able to review the Blackberry Priv. You can purchase the Blackberry Prive on-line at AT&T or in an AT&T store. This is the Blackberry that is almost an Android. I have the apps I need to get the job done and the keyboard I’ve always loved from the Blackberry. The keyboard is so inconspicuous that I didn’t even realize it was there until I was looking at a photo on-line. It’s hidden behind the screen on the bottom, meaning, you have to slide it out. This phone was very intuitive and easy to use so I’m really impressed with it.
The PRIV by BlackBerry combines everything you’ve come to expect from BlackBerry with the full eco-system of Android and its apps. The PRIV comes with added security which lets you know when you could be at risk, so you can easily monitor and take action to improve your privacy using DTEK. PRIV features an elegant slim design with a slide out physical keyboard, 5.4-inch dual-curved screen, 3410 mAh battery and an 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera and the best integrated messaging experience on Android. The power of BlackBerry is now on Android.
Let’s talk about that keyboard….or keyboards rather…
PRIV by BlackBerry gives you the freedom to choose between a virtual keyboard or a physical keyboard for speed and accuracy. Snap the slider open to gain back screen space and reveal a full physical keyboard. Move your thumb across the touch sensitive keys for scrolling and fine cursor control as if it were a track pad. And, easily program the buttons to launch customizable shortcuts. PRIV by BlackBerry gives you the keys to make life more productive, in a remarkably slim design.
As far as the battery goes it’s a pretty great battery. The battery life is pretty long of course it depends on how you use it and how strong your network is. If it’s always searching for a network then of course the battery life will go down.
Before I reviewed this phone if you had asked me if I wanted to buy a Blackberry I would have said flat out no. But now I would consider it. So if you’ve been a fan of a Blackberry in the past and want another one go ahead and give this one a try.