End of the road for the BlackBerry Priv: No more security updates for the handset


The BlackBerry Priv will no longer receive monthly security updates as 24 months have passed since the device arrived on the shelves. In a lengthy blog post, BlackBerry's Alex Thurber  explains that the company has successfully kept the device secure and up-to-date for the standard amount of time, but regular security patches will no longer be rolled out for the handset.


As Priv owners certainly know, the phone never got updated to Android Nougat, but at least BlackBerry successfully kept the phone updated for the full 23 months of its existence. Luckily for users that are still holding onto their Privs and legacy BB10/BBOS devices, the soon-to-be announced trade-up program will allow them to get themselves a contemporary BlackBerry phone like the KEYone or the Motion.

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Priv

PhoneArena Score:

7.2

User Score:

7.1
  • Display 5.4 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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