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BlackBerry Priv Features – Improved Android Security

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According to BlackBerry, Android is not so good at protecting the users’ privacy. However, the Android users that will purchase the upcoming BlackBerry Priv will not need to worry about this anymore, as this device comes with improved security that will protect their privacy.

David Kleidermacher, the Chief Security Officer at BlackBerry, said that according to a recent Cambridge University study, nine of ten Android devices are vulnerable to hacker attacks and the users risk their personal data to be exposed to unknown people.

Kleidermacher said that the upcoming BlackBerry Priv will be more secure than any other Android device. The device will feature BBM Meeting private conferences, SecuSUITE private voice calls, WatchDox private file sharing and more. All these features will make sure that your data is not accessed by anyone else.

It is good to know that Kleidermacher is an expert when it comes to mobile security and he wrote a book which he named “Embedded Systems Security: Practical Methods for Safe and Secure Software and Systems Development”.

We remind you that back in February 2015, BlackBerry has hired Kleidermacher. At that time, John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry, said that Kleidermacher has an immense knowledge of securing the “Internet of Things” platform and embedded systems. Chen also added that Kleidermacher will play a very important role in achieving BlackBerry’s goals.

The BlackBerry Priv can be already pre-ordered from the Carphone Warehouse retailer, but keep in mind that the shipping of the device will start on November 6, 2015 in the UK.

BlackBerry Priv: Specifications

BlackBerry Priv comes with a 5.4-inch display that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 540ppi. The device features a primary camera of 18MP on the rear side and a secondary camera of 2MP on the front side. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and it features an internal storage of 32GB which can be expanded with a microSD card. The entire device is held “alive” by a 3440 battery.