Amid of various rumors about Blackberry’s Android device, an Official has confirmed plans to launch Android device which is named as Blackberry Priv.
Blackberry didn’t surfaced any other details but has confirmed the existence of Blackberry Priv. In an official statement along with the Q3 financial result Blacberry quoted:
“Today, I am confirming our plans to launch Priv, an Android device named after BlackBerry’s heritage and core mission of protecting our customers’ privacy. Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform.”
In further conversation Blackberry told that they are going to launch two new devices. One is Blackberry Priv and other is Blackberry :
Today, BlackBerry is announcing two new additions to its handheld device roadmap. First, the company will launch a flagship slider device, Priv, which will run on the Android operating system, bringing together the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform. In combination with BlackBerry’s efforts to support Android for Work on the BES12 platform, the new device will offer best in class security for enterprise customers. BlackBerry expects the device to be available late in the calendar year in major markets in-store and online, and will release further details in the coming weeks.
While the new device will provide a choice in OS to new and existing customers, the company remains committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which enables industry-leading security and productivity benefits. Second, the company will continue to develop and enhance the BlackBerry 10 operating system and is confirming plans to release platform updates focused on security and privacy enhancements, with version 10.3.3 scheduled to be available in March 2016.
Further they said that Blackberry 10 OS will remain their main focus and they will continue enhancing it.