Android-based BlackBerry Priv (ex-Venice) officially confirmed by John Chen

BlackBerry today officially confirmed that it’s getting ready to launch an Android-based smartphone. Initially known as BlackBerry Venice, the new device is now called BlackBerry Priv (just as expected).

While announcing BlackBerry’s fiscal 2016 second quarter results, the company’s CEO John Chen confirmed the Priv name, also mentioning that the handset “combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform.” Moreover, the Priv is built upon BlackBerry’s mission of protecting users’ privacy – hence the …

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