Blackberry CEO stumbles over Priv demonstration

Manny Pham
September 29, 2015

Blackberry plans to release their new phone the Priv. Which promises to bring the best features of Android and the “Blackberry productivity and security.”

Sadly this wasn’t shown in a hands-on demo with Blackberry CEO John Chen, which instead demonstrated his lack of knowledge with Google’s operating system. Chen repeatedly said in the video that the Priv “runs Google” and when Google Chrome was opened, Chen immediately closed the app due to the lack of a logged in Google account.

Unscripted and unscheduled demonstrations can be difficult and that is evident with the way Chen stumbled over his words. But it is quite inexcusable to not know the correct name of Google’s operating system. Quite symbolic of Blackberry’s short-coming to the consumer sector.The Priv or “Privacy” is the first Blackberry phone to run Android and will have a 18 megapixel camera, 3GB RAM and a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor. The Priv is expected “late in the calendar year.” Let’s hope it will be a “privilege.”

For more on Blackberry, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Blackberry page.

(Via The Verge)

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