BlackBerry Priv launching on the same day as Nexus 6P

A bold move, but could it backfire?

BlackBerry’s Android-powered Priv is launching next week. A rather interesting decision is its launching on the same date as the Nexus 6P: Dec 8. Coincidence? Perhaps.

It brings back the once-popular slide-out keyboard and has rather impressive specs – a 5.4-inch OLED display Snapdragon 808 hexa-core, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage as well as an 18MP camera with OIS and 2MP selfie cam.

It also promises to be more secure than the average Android phone, with cryptographic keys built into the phone’s hardware as well as a password manager app and high-grade privacy settings.

What will probably make or break the phone in Malaysia is its price. Will it be competitive or will it try and price itself in the upper bracket of flagship phones? Stay tuned for next week when all will be revealed.