A VIDEO HAS SURFACED of BlackBerry CEO John Chen attempting to demo the BlackBerry Priv. However, you might find it less awkward to watch a porn film with your parents, or accidentally send a dirty text message to your boss.
BlackBerry confirmed last week that it's working on the BlackBerry Priv, an Android smartphone named after a toilet. Chen has since taken the opportunity to show off the handset to business news website BNN, despite seemingly having no idea what it is or how to use it.
"It runs Google," explained Chen, before failing to demonstrate the pre-loaded Chrome browser on the Priv.
"This is the best thing we could do," he continues unconvincingly, adding that the Priv has "literally" the latest Qualcomm specs alongside a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. This is the reason some people call it a slider phone, Chen cleared up.
Chen first confirmed plans for the BlackBerry Priv during the firm's Q2 earnings call on Friday, during which he also admitted that the company shifted just 0.8 million smartphones during the three-month period.
Chen said: "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."
BlackBerry is no doubt hoping that the Priv (below), which has been the subject of online rumours for months, will persuade iOS and Android users to dump their current smartphones and boost its current 0.3 share of the global smartphone market.
However, with Android and iOS claiming 82.2 percent and 14.6 percent of the market respectively, it's unlikely to find itself in the number one, or even number two, spot anytime soon.
According to speculation, the BlackBerry Priv pairs a 5.4in 1440x2560 QHD display with a slide-out keyboard that the firm hopes will make a splash in the enterprise market. Recent leaks also point to an 18MP rear-facing camera, a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 'near stock' version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The BlackBerry Priv is tipped to drop onto US shelves in November, with backing from the main four mobile operators in the US. There's no word yet on prices or UK availability. µ
Hold the front page
Bluesky's the limit
Might need to come up with a better name though
There's an app for *that*