Posts Tagged ‘BlackBerry Priv’

Folia App for BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60.

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Folia is an app providing a professional way to share documents for feedback and discussion. Promising to remove the need for printing,  lengthy email threads, this state of the art annotation and commenting tools enable deep conversations, so you can be more effective with your content.

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Folia’s advanced annotation features improve productivity and communication. Here are a just a few ways you can use Folia in your enterprise:

  • Invite meeting participants to take notes on a workspace together.
  • Lead a real-time presentation on a browser while marking it up on the phone.
  • Share a workspace with a client, then respond to their comments right inside Folia.

Folia works on iOS, Android and the web. But the guys over at BlackBerry remind us that you’ll find the most secure and productive Folia experience on BlackBerry’s secure Android devices, PRIVDTEK50 and now DTEK60.

All of these handsets have built in security that promises to deliver prevention over apprehension.  BlackBerry’s established hardware root of trust and a hardened Linux kernel will lock down the device, whilst regular Android updates that patch security bugs faster than any other Android device maker ensure your security.

Purchase the PRIVDTEK50 and now DTEK60 for a secure Folia experience today.


Price Reduction: BlackBerry Priv

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Great news if you’re looking to get your hands on the BlackBerry Priv.

BlackBerry’s Priv, featuring high end security, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and physical keyboard is now only £394.98 inc Vat (and if you’re buying internationally it’s only £329.15 ex vat).

Check out this video to learn how to navigate your PRIV™ by BlackBerry, including on-screen gestures,  advanced interactions, BlackBerry Pop-Up Widgets, navigation buttons and quick settings:

Here’s the spec sheet for the BlackBerry Priv:

SCREEN: 2560×1440 5.43″ (540ppi) curved AMOLED

OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

DIMENSIONS:147.0 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4 mm

WEIGHT: 192 g

CPU: Six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (two 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 cores and four 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores)


GPU: Adreno 418

STORAGE: 32GB plus expandable MicroSD slot

NETWORKING: Dual Band 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC

BANDS: FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29,30

HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

PORTS: MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack

CAMERA: 18MP rear camera with OIS, 2MP front camera

BATTERY: 3410 mAh

OTHER FEATURES: Sliding physical keyboard, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and PMA wireless charging

Purchase the BlackBerry Priv Sim Free with next day delivery now.


Read the BlackBerry ‘Argon’ DTEK60 Leaked Specifications Here

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

BlackBerry teased us yesterday with a brief yet detailed leak on their US site of a yet-to-be announced BlackBerry, the DTEK60 (or Argon).

BlackBerry Dtek60 Argon

Whilst the published page was soon taken down by the tech giant, sites including CrackBerry were quick to screenshot and share the information on the BlackBerry DTEK50‘s successor. According to the leaks, the site reveals the DTEK60 will have a larger screen and a faster processor. However, the big news is the addition of a fingerprint sensor, a first for BlackBerry’s Android-powered smartphones and a feature that was sorely missed from the BlackBerry Priv.

The Dtek60 promises to be a high end handset, however it is looking as though there will be no physical keyboard to speak of.

Here’s the specs at a glance (taken from a screenshot of the now-deleted DTEK60 specs document on BlackBerry’s website):

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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core SoC
  • 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Convenience key
  • USB Type-C
  • 3000 mAh non-removable battery
  • QC3.0 (Quick Charge) Enabled
  • 21 MP  rear camera
  • 8 MP front camera

The handset will offer a stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience, combined with BlackBerry’s top end productivity and security software.

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BlackBerry Enhance Software for the PRIV, DTEK50 and other Android smartphones.

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

BlackBerry are clearly not intimated by the highly anticipated release of the iOS update. Instead, BlackBerry are continuing to enhance user experience by adding many new features to their apps on the Blackberry Priv and Dtek50, and improving the app selection for subscribers to their new Hub+ service for non-BlackBerry Android phones.

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Here’s what’s new:

BlackBerry Hub:

  • Support for Hub+ subscriptions.
  • Hub Widget: Select 1 of 3 views: all of the accounts in your Hub, a particular account, or custom view. If you prefer quicker access to your inbox and to sending messages, Hub combined with the BlackBerry Launcher also fully supports Pop-up Widgets.
  • User Experience Updates: When opening an email or previously snoozed notification from the tray, pressing the back key will now take you into the Hub message list.
  • Conversation View Enhancements
  • Email signatures now support rendering HTML.
  • Printing: The “3 dots” menu on an email now includes the option to print.
  • SCEP / Cert-based Authentication: Administrators can now set up email accounts in the Hub that utilize certificates for authentication instead of passwords.


  • Japanese Input
  • Keyboard Stats: You can see how many words you’ve typed, how it’s helped you, and even how often you Emoji.
  • Customized Symbols


  • Support for Hub+ subscriptions
  • Quick Reminders
  • Out of Office Availability


  • Now available on non-BlackBerry Android Smartphones with support for Hub+ subscriptions.
  • Copy Contacts Across Accounts quickly and easily


  • Now available on non-BlackBerry Android Smartphones with support for Hub+ subscriptions.

Purchase the BlackBerry Dtek50 and BlackBerry Priv today to take advantage of these exciting new updates.


BlackBerry Priv VS BlackBerry Dtek50

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The release of the BlackBerry Priv saw the security minded manufacturer move over to the Android OS, offering a secure and solid interface. The release of the BlackBerry DTEK50 has continued to developed BlackBerry’s relationship with Android and popularised the pairing of these tech giants.

BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Dtek50

If you’re not sure which BlackBerry Android handset to choose, read on for a side by side comparison.

1. Size

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is the smaller of the pair, measuring 147 x 72.5 x 7.4mm and 135g, with the Priv coming in at a slightly larger 147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm and  192g.

2. Keyboard

The BlackBerry Priv offers SmartSlide technology with a QWERTY keyboard, while the DTEK50 is touchscreen only (no physical keyboard).


The Priv houses a slightly larger display to match its larger frame, with a 5.4 inch screen ( resolution at 2560 x 1440 pixels & 540ppi.)

The BlackBerry DTEK50 houses a 5.2-inch display that features a Full HD resolution resulting in a pixel density of 424ppi.

4. Hardware

BlackBerry’s Priv is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip and is supported by 3GB of RAM. It offers double the internal memory than the DTEK50 at 32GB (expandable via micro SD). The DTEK50 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable flash memory.

5. Software

Running on Android Marshmallow with a number of pre-loaded apps (including the incredible DTEK security software, the BlackBerry DTEK50 offers a solid experience.  The BlackBerry Priv also runs on Android, also with a number of pre-loaded apps.

6. Cameras

Capture the moment with DTEK50′s 13-megapixel rear camera, with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, optical image stabilisation and phase detection auto focus. The handset is capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps and houses an 8 megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture and selfie flash.

The Priv does offer a slightly higher resolution rear camera at 18-megapixels with a dual LED flash, OIS, PDAF and a dual-LED flash on board. However the aperture is slightly narrower at f/2.2 and the front-facing is a mere 2-megapixel offering that only manages 720p and misses the wide-angle lens and selfie flash that is featured on the DTEK50.

Watch our first look at the BlackBerry DTEK5o for further information on BlackBerry’s most recent release:

Both handsets offer an incredibly secure and efficient user experience and are available sim free today. Purchase the BlackBerry Priv and BlackBerry DTEK50.


Understanding DTEK by BlackBerry for Android

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

At the end of last year, BlackBerry launched their first Android powered device, the BlackBerry Priv. Apart from the slide out QWERTY keyboard, Priv brought another important application to Android underneath the BlackBerry hood, this is called DTEK.

DTEK by BlackBerry encrypts data on your device and “will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. With just a quick glimpse you can see the overall security rating for your device – excellent, fair or poor – and what you can do to improve it. DTEK also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is:

  • Taking pictures or videos without your knowledge
  • Turning your microphone on
  • Sending a text message
  • Accessing your contacts, location or financial information
  • PRIV is packed with lots of other security features like Password Keeper to store secret passwords and notes, Picture Password to make it virtually impossible for someone to break into your phone and encrypted messaging with BBM®. Take control and be confident knowing your personal data is being kept private” (Source: )


You can buy the BlackBerry Priv Sim Free now from Unlocked Mobiles.


Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv is now available

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Get news for BlackBerry users; the latest versions of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available on and is coming to your BlackBerry PRIV starting May 3.


The BlackBerry Priv offers an incredible 5.4-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and an 18 megapixel rear camera, along with BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard. As the name suggests the ‘Priv’ also offers unprecedented privacy features, which are only getting better with the latest Android updates thanks to Customized Personal Data Permissions, clearer notification settings and S/MIME Support.  The combination of android apps, BlackBerry controlled privacy, increased productivity with the BB hub and keyboard, and creativity with the camera provides an excellent ‘all round’ package.

But what’s new with the Android update?


First off is an new and improved ‘Detect’ for BlackBerry. The majority of apps demand access to your personal data, even when it is not necessary for the functionality of the programme. Detect for BlackBerry allows you to turn off the permissions, without compromising the function of the app. It also includes security notifications to alert you when you OS security has been compromised, to protect you against hacks and data compromises.

Be Social  

Staying connected has also been made easier, as BlackBerry’s hub now includes a wider range of social media apps, such as pinterest, instagram, Skype and Slack. You’ll be able  to manage all messages in one place.

Enhanced Keyboard

The Android Marshmallow update also improves the BlackBerry keyboard thanks to some handy new features. These updates include ‘Swipe’ which allows you to continuously ‘swipe’ across both the digital and physical keyboard to complete a word. There are also now over 200 emojis to allow you to fully express your feelings in  a way words can’t and enhance word prediction to save you time when typing.

More Battery Life

You’ll get even more out of The Priv with enhanced battery performance, thanks to the new ‘Doze’ settings Media Card Encryption Support and App Standby. The Priv’s camera has also improved with the update, with new features including slow motion video, and the ability to shoot at 24fps to create professional cinematic pictures.

Read more about the update on BlackBerry’s official blog, or buy your BlackBerry Priv Sim Free today.


What makes the BlackBerry Priv so secure?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

The BlackBerry OS was the first in the mobile market to provide secure emails and apps by pioneering app permissions and personal data control. This meant that BlackBerry has long been the first choice for users looking for first rate security, whether it be at work or at home.

BlackBerry Priv Security

When news hit that BlackBerry were migrating to Android, it was understandable that questions were raised about the continuation of that security protection. However, BlackBerry’s Priv does exactly what the name suggests and puts privacy at the heart of everything it does. We’ve outlined some of the new features which keeps your confidential information safe and secure.

The BlackBerry Hardware Root of Trust is a process which builds cryptographic keys into the hardware of the Priv that work hand in hand with the Verified boot and Secure BootChain to securely  authenticate hardware and software components. The handset also encrypts all data stored by the user automatically in a process that is FIPS 140-2 compliant.

Allowing users to separate work and personal data by using Google’s Android for Work features, the Priv provides added security in a similar way to previous BlackBerry handsets. Building upon this, the new Android Vulnerability Patch Program also allows the circumvent carriers and directly apply critical security updates as quickly as possible. Blackberry Enterprise Service also provides more control over which software updates are applied.

BlackBerry Priv

With 52% of smartphone users with bank accounts in 2014 primarily use mobile banking, security issues and worries are obvious. The BlackBerry Priv promises to deliver the most secure mobile banking experience thanks to the DTEK by BlackBerry feature. This includes a dashboard to display how you have secured your private information and what device functions are access by your apps.

Further security enhancements include these two popular password features:

Picture Password: Unlock your device using a number sequence distributed on a randomised grid, protecting against several common attack methods which can include smudge patterns, overseeing your password or brute force.

Password Keeper: This Android for Priv app allows you to store confidential information, such as your passwords, in a single secure location. Simply create a master password and enter your login credentials for each site or app. The Password Keeper also includes a handy password strength meter to improve the overall strength of your passwords.

BlackBerry Priv Now in Stock Sim Free

For further technical details on the Priv’s security check out the 36-page guide from BlackBerry themselves.

Purchase the BlackBerry Priv Sim Free today and enjoy next day delivery.


BlackBerry Priv now in Stock

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

BlackBerry’s first ever Android handset, the BlackBerry Priv, with groundbreaking security features is now in stock and we’re suitably impressed.

BlackBerry Priv now in stock

Here’s the specs at a glance:

SCREEN: 2560×1440 5.43″ (540ppi) curved AMOLED

OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

DIMENSIONS:147.0 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4 mm

WEIGHT: 192 g

CPU: Six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (two 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 cores and four 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores)


GPU: Adreno 418

STORAGE: 32GB plus expandable MicroSD slot

NETWORKING: Dual Band 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC

BANDS: FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29,30

HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

PORTS: MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack

CAMERA: 18MP rear camera with OIS, 2MP front camera

BATTERY: 3410 mAh

OTHER FEATURES: Sliding physical keyboard, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and PMA wireless charging

Purchase the BlackBerry Priv Sim Free with next day delivery now.


BlackBerry Priv arriving First Week in January

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The first Android powered BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv will be arriving in early January. Powered by Google’s operating system, the Priv features the familiar authentic BlackBerry keyboard hidden by SmartSlide technology.


The sleek and streamlined Priv features a 5.4 inch display coated in Gorilla Glass 4, 32GB of storage with 3GB RAM and a 2TB capacity microSD slot for extra space. There’s also an 18 megapixel rear facing camera with OIS and dual flash, together with a 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calls. A long lasting 3410mAh battery will provide up to 22.5 hours of mixed use. BlackBerry is serious about security and the Priv features a DTEK warning system app which will protect and manage your privacy.

Featuring high-end specs, Android and a perfectly outstanding keyboard, the BlackBerry Priv will be arriving in early January and is available to pre-order now.



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