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Unfortunately, those of you who own a BlackBerry Priv device will not be happy to hear that the Android M firmware will take a little while longer to reach this device.

At this year’s CES event, Ron Louks (BlackBerry executive) claimed that the official announcement regarding the Android M firmware release for the BlackBerry Priv will take place in the first semester of the current year. In short, the firmware release will be deferred a little while longer. Currently, the BlackBerry Priv device runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.



Users should expect the tech company to make public various other accessories that will be part of the Priv package device. Rumor has it that these unveilings might take place at this year’s Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona. This big event is scheduled for the month of February, so tech aces look out as there might be some major news coming up.

Because BlackBerry Priv was a highly appreciated device by world-wide consumers, John Chen (BlackBerry CEO) announced that the company is planning to unveil more Android-powered devices in 2016. Sadly, the BlackBerry 10 OS was not as highly liked as the Priv one.

According to a report, given the fact that BlackBerry’s OS received only 1% market share while Android made a killing with 52.9%, in the end the company opted for Android OS.

The BlackBerry Priv device has a QWERTY keyboard and it will be available on T-Mobile starting with the 26th of this month. By the end of March, Verizon Wireless will also have this device on stock, but so far no word from Sprint. In the meantime, if you want to buy the BlackBerry Priv gizmo you can find it at:

  • AT&T
  • Rogers
  • Bell
  • TELUS
  • Vodafone U.K and BlackBerry’s official Website.

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