I can already feel the buttons tapping and clicking below my finger tips. The BlackBerry Priv is now up for pre-order and we are expecting a November 6th release date, which is less than a couple weeks away. Many of us are excited about this phone, so it’s always good to see the company revealing new details. BlackBerry is getting ready for this epic launch and couldn’t wait to upload multiple stock apps to the Google Play Store.
This happens to be great news, as it suggests BlackBerry is following the right steps to become a successful Android smartphone manufacturer. Putting all your stock apps in the Google Play Store means you no longer have to wait for whole firmware updates just to get tiny application updates. The manufacturer can simply have them updated via the Play Store, something plenty of the larger manufacturers have adopted.
That’s really the only good news about this, though. Obviously, you can’t really download these apps into any other smartphone out there right now. All you can do is take a look at them. Those who want to do that can do so by clicking through the links below.
BlackBerry Priv apps:
- BlackBerry Launcher
- BlackBerry Keyboard
- BlackBerry Services
- BlackBerry Password Keeper
- BlackBerry Camera
- DTEK by BlackBerry
- MicrosoftexFAT for BlackBerry
Just in case you have been living under a rock the past months, the Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android device. Yes, it will feature one of those acclaimed BlackBerry physical keyboards. But that is not the only enticing part; the phone happens to be very promising in plenty of other aspects.
Packed inside you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, an 18 MP rear-facing camera, a 2 MP front shooter and a hefty 3410 mAh battery.
Not bad, right? Are any of you signing up to buy one of these? Hopefully we get to play with all these apps soon enough!