Great news, BlackBerry the leader of complex parts, has launched a new phone dubbed BlackBerry Priv.
Slide the QWERTY keyboard the other way and there goes 2006 Déjà vu Nokia N95.
The BlackBerry Priv, packs an excellent screen actually one of the best smartphone displays we have seen; only the Samsung Galaxy S6 can beat it for contrast, colour and crispness. 5.4in, 2560 x 1440 AMOLED screen delicately curved edges, and underneath the cover a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM and a 3410mAh battery provide plenty of power.
Blackberry Priv is an Android phone recommended for the business type who want the right range of apps, suitable typing for their memos and tight security for their emails.
Each keys on the QWERTY keyboard can be assigned a long-press shortcut. Maybe ‘o’ for ‘speed-dial office’, ‘c’ for ‘activate the camera’, or ‘w’ for ‘compose email to wifey’.
The keys double up as a trackpad, letting you scroll through web pages, insert typing predictions with a flick and delete works with a swipe like the BlackBerry Passport.
The BlackBerry Priv’s default on-screen keyboard is brilliant; it tracks where your fingers tend to tap and adjusts to your popular spots, resulting in fewer mistakes. BlackBerry should consider selling its software keyboard on the Google Play Store, they may just sell out.
The BlackBerry Priv is costly, but worth considering for the business type.