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Priv, BlackBerry’s initial Android phone, goes on sale for $699

BlackBerry began holding pre-orders currently for a initial Android smartphone, a slider handset called a Priv. The phone has a cost tab of $699 and will start shipping Nov. 6.

The smartphone has 5.4-in. display, is winding on both sides and slides out to yield a earthy keyboard. It also facilities a absolute 3,410 mAh battery, an 18-megapixel back camera, a 2-megapixel front camera and a MicroSD container to yield adult to 2TB of storage.

Priv gets it name from a difference privacy and privilege, according to a Sept. 25 blog post by BlackBerry CEO John Chen. “Your remoteness is your privilege,” Chen wrote. “What’s singular about a Android phone is that we are collaborating with Google to pierce a best of BlackBerry confidence and capability to a Android ecosystem.”

Chen also pronounced afterwards that BlackBerry hasn’t deserted a BlackBerry 10 smartphones, including a Passport and Classic. New updates are entrance in 2016.

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