After the huge flurry of leaks, the BlackBerry has officially confirmed that the first smartphone from the company’s Android operating system, called BlackBerry Priv, formerly known as the BlackBerry Venice, exists.
“Priv BlackBerry combines performance and safety with an extensive ecosystem of mobile apps available on the Android platform”, – Said director general of the BlackBerry, John Chen. The device promises “best-in-class security for corporate customers”As part of “heritage and core mission of protecting the personal data of our clients”.
BlackBerry Priv will be available later this year in “major markets, in stores and on the Internet”. For more information, including price, will be disclosed in the next few weeks.
Despite this desperate step, John Chen assured that the BlackBerry will not stop the development of its own operating system, moreover, in March, it is waiting for a major upgrade.