The BlackBerry Priv, the struggling Canadian manufacturer’s first Android phone was just officially confirmed hours ago, and the company’s CEO later appeared in a video with a live device in his hands.
Johny Chen tried to show the phone in action, but obviously new to the OS, kept saying that the Priv “runs Google” instead of Android. He also had trouble running Chrome on the demo unit, and it would have been nice if they had given him an already set up device, instead of one fresh off the assembly line.
Anyway, he did manage to reveal that the Priv’s sliding mechanical QWERTY keyboard has capacitive sensors as well. So much like on the Passport, you’ll be able to use it for gestures without pressing the keys.