BlackBerry Android handset Priv: Specs, featured, release date rumors going viral
Is BlackBerry set to kill an operating system that it had launched with great fanfare? As it announces its first Android handset there are telltale signs that it is not just going to divorce its own OS, it is going to bury it under 6 feet of soil.
The company has already announced that it is coming out with an Android powered smartphone Priv. This means that finally after being in denial mode for years, the company has finally given up as far as its OS is concerned.
Not much time is left in its arrival and we may be able to have a look and feel of the Priv within the next few weeks. Though BlackBerry Priv release date is not announced as yet, the company has said that its Priv will be launched in the fourth quarter.
While many BlackBerry fans who have migrated to other platforms including iPhones or Android handsets from Samsung or Sony will love the announcement, hardcore BlackBerry fans should look at the Priv with trepidation.
A report while talking about the forthcoming BlackBerry device says, â€œThe Android device isn’t meant to complement the company’s existing line of smartphone device says, s; it’s intended to kill it. After years of battling Android, the world’s most popular operating system for smartphones and tablets, BlackBerry is laying the foundation to jettison its own BlackBerry 10 software, also known as BB10.
The company seems to be eager to gain lost ground and so we should expect more competition in the Android market OS that owns around 80 percent smartphone market.
Thus far Ontario, Canada based smartphone maker had resisted demand to come out with smartphones running on Android operating system. The decision actually marks a radical new chapter for a company that once dominated the white-collar world with smartphones packing its trademark physical keyboards. First it was Appleâ€™s iPhone that badly impacted the BlackBerry market and then very affordable Android smartphones almost killed them completely.