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BlackBerry to launch first Android smartphone Priv on January 28 in India


2016-01-22 Silicon Review

Finally the wait is over as the Canadian smartphone giant BlackBerry’s is set to launch its first Android smartphone in India.
The company has sent invites for the launch event, which is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on January 28.

Features: BlackBerry Priv has a 5.4-inch QHD touchscreen and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 SoC. It packs 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 3,410 mAh battery. On camera front, the smartphone has a 2 MP selfie camera and 18MP shooter at the back with OIS, phase detection autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Company’s current CEO John Chen recently hinted that it may launch its second high-end Android smartphone in 2016. Ontario-based BlackBerry also recently closed the acquisition of rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp, which it bought for $425 million to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems.

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