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The most popular BlackBerry phones of all time

The BlackBerry Priv gave users a large touch screen as well as a physical keyboard that could be accessed by simply sliding the screen up. The 5.43-inch AMOLED screen was curved around the sides and had a resolution of 2560 x 1440. Although the physical keyboard could register sliding gestures across keys for scrolling, text selection, and auto-completion of text suggestions, many users had issues with these gestures working.

This was the first BlackBerry smartphone that did not run BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10. Instead, it adopted Android, with a custom interface and features inspired by traditional BlackBerry devices, such as a dedicated email client.

Also, the Priv had the largest battery and storage capacity on a BlackBerry device to date. Its 3,410mAh battery was capable of Qi wireless charging, and while it only has 32GB of built-in storage, you can add extra storage with a microSD card. The camera setup also received major upgrades, with a 2MP front camera and an 18MP rear camera with the ability to shoot 4K videos at 30fps.

With Bluetooth 4.1, a Snapdragon 808 CPU, and an array of virtual and physical keyboards, many business professionals love the BlackBerry Priv. However, some critics at the time noted that the specs on BlackBerry’s Priv matched those of its competitors, but the Priv was priced much higher.