Two Weeks With The BlackBerry Priv

I've gotten a few BBM's about how quiet things have been on my end since the Priv launch, so I wanted to write something up for those who care to read my honest experiences with the device.

So, I've had a Priv of my own for exactly to two weeks, and while the initial experience was sometimes hiccuped, I can't say I'd look back negatively on it. In disclosure, I'm not new to Android; I've had to keep ...

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BlackBerry Priv Emulator Launched

Priv by BlackBerry Android Emulator

I don’t recall a mainstream Android phone currently in production sporting a physical hardware keyboard. The physical keyboard is such an integral part of the Priv’s experience, it would be a shame to let Devs ignore this piece. The Priv, launched recently by BlackBerry, now has its own emulator on the Android™ Virtual Device (AVD) Manager in the Android Studio SDK by way of adding a Priv ‘skin’. This will be very helpful for Devs wishing to add hardware support ...

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Vienna: BlackBerry's Next Smartphone Powered By Android

Not long after the world finally has the Priv in hand, internal renderings for the BlackBerry Vienna have surfaced.

A tipster emailed our friends over at CrackBerry, giving the public a first look at the unannounced device. At first glance, it looks a lot like a Silver Edition Passport, with some Priv-y features like the four-row keyboard. Clearly, the design is similar to the most recent Passport iteration, but you can see how the Leap and Priv have come together too. We checked in with ...

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Five Tip Friday

Welcome to Five Tip Friday!

Each Friday, we'll post helpful tips about your BlackBerry device. From software to hardware, you can be sure to get the latest info on your device right here!

Special PRIV Tips:

1. Increase Battery Life by applying Dark Backgrounds

Priv is powered by a curved AMOLED Display. Unlike LCD's, AMOLED Displays are not backlit for producing black colors. Hence, you can save battery by applying a dark wallpaper as this will consume a lot less power. The same ...

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Sunday Summation: November 2 - 8

It's Sunday again already which brings us to another Sunday Summation! The biggest event of the weel was the Priv launch of course, but there were some other important things which you need to get caught up on. Without further ado: Sunday Summation!

Some 'Good' News

In Some 'Good' News, BlackBerryCentral's Dhaval Gogate has a look at both the Good Purchase completion and the official word that AT&T committed to launching the Priv.

A Closer Look At "Good by BlackBerry"

A Closer Look ...

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Hands-on With Priv by BlackBerry

It's finally here.

The BlackBerry Priv was officially unveiled today, marking a new generation in BlackBerry hardware. If you haven't taken notice, this is the company's first smartphone powered by Google's Android operating system.

The device could arguably be called their most innovative, and it's not just for the enterprise folks this time around:

"PRIV will be the solution for smartphone users who are learning daily of the lack of privacy they have on their current devices. PRIV will be the answer ...

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry 10 devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Here's how to download and install:

  • Find the proper device / resolution wallpaper for your device
  • Click the Download link
  • Touch and hold on the image, selecting Save Image, or select Download in the top right corner
  • Once downloaded, select the image in your downloads folder which ...
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Managing Android Security Patching for PRIV

As most know, Android OS is one of the most vulnerable available. We've seen bugs like stagefright, Certifi-gate and more hit Android devices in 2015 which means companies that manufacture these devices have to stay on top of security patching.

With BlackBerry's newest venture, the Priv, we're bound to see security pushed to the max. Security goes beyond hardware, and software is stop #1. Here's BlackBerry's latest post on how they'll be handling security patches for the upcoming device ...

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