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BlackBerry Priv Will No Longer Receive Android Security Updates

The BlackBerry Priv was announced in September 2015, and pre-orders began shipping in November of that year. BlackBerry pledged to keep it up-to-date for at least two years, and now that the time's elapsed, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company says it'll no longer push security updates to the device. "When we introduced our first Android device more...

BlackBerry Exec: The Priv Will Not be Updated to Android Nougat

When the BlackBerry Priv was announced, it made a lot of headlines as it was the first smartphone from the company that would run Android. For the most part, it was a great first step into the market but since then the company has decided to step away from making smartphones and has started licensing...

Opinion: The BlackBerry KEYOne Is Not for You or Me, and That’s Why It Is a Great BlackBerry

The Blackberry Priv was considered one of the bigger disappointments of last year, and while it aimed to revitalize BlackBerry’s decrepit influence, it quickly fell out of relevance. The company’s failed efforts to bring their BBOS up to speed were swiftly redeemed as BlackBerry crowned Android the winner through their renewed strategy -- an implicit coronation...

Unlocked Priv From AT&T to Now Receive Updates Directly From BlackBerry

BlackBerry has been very good with their software updates for the BlackBerry Priv since it was released at the end of last year. The company has even beat Google to the punch when it comes to certain security updates this year. Of course, these swift updates were only possible on units that were purchased directly...

BlackBerry will Outsource Development and Manufacturing of Smartphones

In an attempt to limit the number of employees the company has to lay off in the long run, the CEO of BlackBerry has officially announced they will no longer be manufacturing smartphones anymore. This is a move that we've seen coming for a long time. John Chen has even alluded to this multiple times...

BlackBerry PRIV AMA Compilation — Learn More About The PRIV!

This year has seen one of Blackberry's best products in recent memory, as it marked the release of the BlackBerry Priv -- a phone that tried to merge BlackBerry's strong point of security and enterprise adoption with the flexibility and popularity of Android. Banking on the hype and good reception of the Priv, members of Blackberry's team...

Venice vs. Priv: Which Is the Better Name for an Android Blackberry?

The Android Blackberry is coming, and now that we have official confirmation of its existence (which was leaked to hell and back), we also know what name it'll have straight from Blackberry's mouth. The monicker "Priv" is meant to represent Blackberry's history, but many enthusiasts are already discontent at the name change from "Venice". What...