The fall from grace of the Canadian technology firm BlackBerry has been well documented, but a new release on Friday featuring some Google-developed software has won over critics who are calling it the "best BlackBerry in a decade."
Officially launched in the U.S and the U.K. Friday, industry websites have been beaming out favorable reviews for the new Blackberry Priv. Thenextweb.com called it probably one of the best Android phones it has ever used and the U.K.'s Daily Mirror newspaper described it as "the comeback that gadget fans have been waiting for." Technology website AndroidCentral stated that "BlackBerry can make one hell of an Android phone."
What's different about the new product is that it combines the usual guarantee of rigid security, the traditional keyboard that was once so popular, and an Android operating system that opens itself up to a world of applications.