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  1. DroidBerryGuy's Avatar
    BlackBerry Priv to go down in history as pivotal release - GeekSnack

    "Most likely, the handset will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop, but there’s a distinct possibility of it being the first non-Nexus smartphone to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Insiders from Google have told us that in an effort to boost Android reach as well as get a new, very important partner on board, Google is going to allow BlackBerry to use the new version of Android to gain more popularity for the BlackBerry Priv. Since that is unconfirmed and basically just a rumor at this point, I would take it with a grain of salt, if I were you."
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    10-11-15 12:26 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    Would be nice to be true but considering we have seen no evidence of this so far its seems unlikely. Unless of coarse it doenst make its release here in less than a month that is also "rumored"
    10-11-15 12:34 PM
  3. bandpass's Avatar
    I hope part of the Android agreement is not to kill BB10.
    Gykesdollars likes this.
    10-11-15 12:37 PM
  4. Vincent Ma1's Avatar
    I'm curious about what Google made BB to sacrifice if that was true... No BB10 version for Priv? Or KILL BB10?
    10-11-15 12:41 PM
  5. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    KILL BB10?
    Avatar and comment checks out.... LOL

    I think at least kill off the Android runtime, if true.
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    10-11-15 12:43 PM
  6. bandpass's Avatar
    Kill Android Runtime = Kill BB10
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    10-11-15 12:44 PM
  7. HaberNik's Avatar
    I don't thinks so. We can live without the android apps if we are using out BlackBerry phones for truly just... wait a minute, would my Starbucks app no longer work??? Bb10 is dead.


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    10-11-15 01:32 PM
  8. DolemiteDONS's Avatar
    I hope part of the Android agreement is not to kill BB10.
    I don't think Google is too concerned about BB10's 0.02% marketshare to have them sacrifice anything. I'm sure Google would just love to have BlackBerry get to 3.02% overall if it means adding 3% Android to the existing BlackBerry pie.
    10-11-15 01:36 PM
  9. BCITMike's Avatar
    Historically, the security minded build comes after mainstream release, not at first release.

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    10-11-15 05:33 PM
  10. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    I hope part of the Android agreement is not to kill BB10.
    BlackBerry has already killed BB10. No new phones and features. Only a couple of patches. That is killed to me.
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    10-11-15 05:35 PM
  11. lawguyman's Avatar
    If you watch the entire recode interview Chen said that Priv is on Lollipop and will migrate to Marshmallow.

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    10-11-15 06:12 PM
  12. 00stryder's Avatar
    Historically, the security minded build comes after mainstream release, not at first release.

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    Not if Google is trying to get a better foothold in enterprise...

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    10-11-15 07:13 PM
  13. 00stryder's Avatar
    The author of the article takes several liberties on info that we already know of, notably:

    As such, the BlackBerry Priv includes features like a neat 5.4-inch QHD display with a 1440*2560 resolution, Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 4G LTE, NFC and a 3500 mAh battery. The Priv camera will measure 18 MP on the rear, featuring optical image stabilization, autofocus and dual-tone flash. The front camera will be a 5 MP wide-angle sensor. With these specs, the BlackBerry Priv really has a chance at becoming popular, but only if the price is right – which means below $700.
    And:

    John Chen is confident about the BlackBerry Priv release, but he also warns that if the handset doesn’t sell at least 5 million units, then it’s all over. The BlackBerry Priv might be the last BlackBerry smartphone in history, as Chen said that if the handset doesn’t reach its target, the company would have to let go of its smartphone business – most likely spin it off. We’ve known for a while that Chen was thinking about spinning the smartphone division off, but now things are serious.
    The specs I'm assuming they found on another article/forum thread and rehashed them here, but that sales goal? Where did they get the 5 million units number from?

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    10-11-15 07:25 PM
  14. deadcowboy's Avatar
    This would make too much sense.

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    10-11-15 07:28 PM
  15. howarmat's Avatar
    its not an 810, its the 808 even.

    Chen himself has said he needs 5 million this coming year
    10-11-15 07:32 PM
  16. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    The author of the article takes several liberties on info that we already know of, notably:



    And:



    The specs I'm assuming they found on another article/forum thread and rehashed them here, but that sales goal? Where did they get the 5 million units number from?

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    Article's wrong. Priv has a 808, not 810.
    10-11-15 07:36 PM
  17. 00stryder's Avatar
    its not an 810, its the 808 even.

    Chen himself has said he needs 5 million this coming year
    I must have missed that from his interview.

    Article's wrong. Priv has a 808, not 810.
    Yep, that's what I was pointing out.

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    10-11-15 07:39 PM
  18. anon4226395's Avatar
    I must have missed that from his interview.



    Yep, that's what I was pointing out.

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    google "chen 5 million"
    10-11-15 07:45 PM
  19. 00stryder's Avatar
    google "chen 5 million"
    I have the full Re/Code interview queued up, I'll watch his full comments. Thanks though.

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    10-11-15 07:50 PM
  20. crazy mazy's Avatar
    Yes he definitely said 5 million Privs or else. That is 5 Million in one year not one quarter. If it's priced right no reason he can't exceed that amount. With all the apps now available, and a helping hand from Google i'm sure this phone will succeed. I think Google is highly interested to get Blackberry make Android more secure. BB and Google have had a few secret meeting, so I'm sure something is brewing.I get the feeling that there will be only one version of the phone going forward, with updates and improvements every 6 months sorts like Apple does.
    Last edited by crazy mazy; 10-11-15 at 08:19 PM. Reason: add more text
    10-11-15 08:16 PM
  21. BCITMike's Avatar
    Not if Google is trying to get a better foothold in enterprise...

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    That benefits Google, not BlackBerry.
    10-11-15 09:34 PM
  22. 00stryder's Avatar
    That benefits Google, not BlackBerry.
    If the Priv is launched with Marshmallow and thus native app permissions, how doesn't it benefit BlackBerry?

    The Priv being successful is not exclusively beneficial to Google and not BlackBerry. In fact, as we've heard over and over again, it's vitally important to BlackBerry's survival in hardware.

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    10-11-15 09:45 PM
  23. BCITMike's Avatar
    If the Priv is launched with Marshmallow and thus native app permissions, how doesn't it benefit BlackBerry?

    The Priv being successful is not exclusively beneficial to Google and not BlackBerry. In fact, as we've heard over and over again, it's vitally important to BlackBerry's survival in hardware.

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    Security is harder than features. Rushing out out OS will be buggy and less baked.
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    10-11-15 10:43 PM
  24. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Security is harder than features. Rushing out out OS will be buggy and less baked.
    Good point. But it'd sure look better for BlackBerry if the Priv shipped with M.

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    10-11-15 11:05 PM
  25. meltbox360's Avatar
    Honestly if they can nail down the magic quick in date then who cares what it ships with. I'm just banking on them not taking forever to update it.

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    10-11-15 11:12 PM
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