Hands on the first BlackBerry device running Android. Some of the features of the BlackBerry Priv include a physical QWERTY keyboard, 5.4-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display, Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, 18MP rear-facing camera sensor, 3410mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop. For about $700 off-contract, do you think the BlackBerry Priv is worth your money?
Some of the BlackBerry Priv security features include:
-BlackBerry’s Hardware Root of Trust, a unique manufacturing process that injects cryptographic keys into the device hardware, providing a secure foundation for the entire platform.
-Verified Boot and Secure Bootchain, which uses the embedded keys to verify every layer of the device from hardware to OS to applications in order to make sure they haven’t been tampered with.
-A hardened Linux kernel with numerous patches and configuration changes to improve security.
-FIPS 140-2 compliant full disk encryption on by default to protect your privacy.