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BlackBerry sticks with its keyboard and places its bets on Android with the new Priv

Can the Canadian company win back some attention with an Android-powered smartphone?
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It has been a rough go for BlackBerry since the iPhone came out, the company has tried to win back its audience with various devices, only to lose more marketshare to Apple and Android-powered smartphones. Today, you can officially pre-order the Priv, their latest effort that keeps that BlackBerry keyboard that many still swear by, but also adds what could possibly be a gamechanger for the company, Android. 

The sleek device isn't short on specs. It features a slide-out BlackBerry keyboard, a big 5.4" OLED 2560x1440 (540 PPI) curved screen with Gorilla Glass 4, a 3410 mAh battery, 18 megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and microSD expansion up to 2TB. 

$699 (Available Nov. 6th), BlackBerry

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