Blackberry Priv Android Smartphone with Sliding Keyboard


Blackberry’s newest android smartphone called Priv is now available for pre-order in the United States with a whopping $749 price. Do you think its price is really worth it? Let’s take a lot on its specifications.

This mobile device sports a 5-4 inch display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels with 540 ppi. In terms of processing power this flagship smartphone by the Blackberry is equipped with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit processor accompanied with large 3GB RAM. It also comes with a sliding physical keyboard, one of the signature parts of Blackberry as they are known for their QWERTY, easy to type keyboard for their previous generation of mobile devices. So if you are a user of their handsets before, and this is your first time to use a touchscreen smartphone then by using its built-in sliding keyboard can guarantee a boost on your typing.

Other features of this handset include 3410 mAh battery for long lasting usage, 2MP front camera, 18MP rear shooter, 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded using a microSD card up to 2TB, and it will come out of the box preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.

Majority of you would probably know that the Blackberry devices are popular because of their security feature that is why they are very in demand for business-centered individuals and professionals. At first it seems Blackberry is not sure if they will embrace the technology of Android and maybe upon seeing their competition taking a leap from their previous operating systems and making a huge success, they have decided to embrace it as well and It seems everything is going smooth on their end and by releasing a much powerful device that can surpass any competitors on their way.

This device is already available for pre-order in the United Kingdom as well with a price tag of £579.99 for the unlocked version or £49 per month on selected mobile carriers. Lastly, the HTC Priv android smartphone is expected to be release in the market this coming 16th of November. You can watch the promotional video of Blackberry Priv smartphone below.

Is HTC One A9 Really a Good iPhone Alternative


HTC has just unveiled last Tuesday its newest smartphone called HTC One A9. This flagship smartphone of HTC will be available next month with a price tag of $399.99 for the unlocked version, meaning it can be used on any carrier worldwide.

HTC is a popular Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile devices and according to their CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang, their device can be a good “alternative for iPhone” as if you will look closely on the device, it does really look like an iPhone. I’m not against HTC but there is a spreading GIF image where you will see on the animation, an iPhone logo was erased and replaced by HTC logo and move its camera on the center instead on the side for iPhone.

Regarding the specifications, the HTC One A9 will feature a 5 inch Full HD display of course that is 1920 x 1080 pixels and will be powered up by the finest Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 16GB of internal memory and relatively large 2GB of RAM. This mobile device will run on Android 6.0 with Sense, according to its creator.

In addition, there is also a large 2150 mAh battery, 13MP rear camera with HTC’s Ultrapixel camera on the front. In terms of connectivity the One A9 will be equipped with 4G LTE, WiFi AC, and Bluetooth 4.2.

In terms of aesthetics, this premium smartphone by HTC will be available in wide variety of colors including Topaz Gold, Opal Silver, Deep Garnet, and Carbon Gray options.

Again you can purchase this lovely smartphone for $399.99 and will be available for pre-order next Tuesday via the HTC online store. The company is also offering some bundle options called ‘Uh-Oh’ protection plan that will guarantee a free smartphone replacement in case of cracked screen, or water damage. I’m not sure if drops are included, but I guess not.

If you are looking for a monthly subscription plan, then you can check Vodafone’s 4G plans, with prices starting at £35 a month with a £9 upfront fee with free 1GB of data, 1000 minutes and unlimited texts every month.

Kyocera DuraForce XD Rugged Smartphone with 3700mAh Battery


If you are looking for a new powerful rugged smartphone, yet affordable then Kyocera DuraForce XD is the best that you can get these days. This new device was introduced by AT&T last Monday and it is said to feature a huge 5.-7-inch HD display making it more like a phablet and it comes equipped with a large battery capacity of 3,700 mAh that could last for several hours of mixed usage. It also seems that this device is 4G LTE capable and will be equipped with 810G Military Standard accompanied with IP68 certification.

DuraForce XD is certified IP68 dust and waterproof (30 minutes, 6 feet) and provides Military Standard 810G protection against dust, drops, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, and water immersion.

As of now we just have limited known information regarding Kyocera;s DuraForce XD but by judging its appearance and battery capacity, I’m sure you will not regret getting this beauty at your hand when it is release in the market very soon. It is also said that this rugged-smartphone could be running Android Lollipop operating system, which is the second latest update of Google mobile operating system, as the latest of today is the Android Marshmallow, although not all phones are now ready for this update only a few selected mid-range to premium smartphones only.

AT&T didn’t confirm the exact details if when they will start to take orders and if how much this rugged smartphone will be, but again one thing is sure for now that is – it is a budget-friendly durable smartphone.

At this point of writing only this carrier is set to offer this ultra-rugged smartphone, and I’ll be updating this post when I’ve seen new carriers available for this particular handset.