BlackBerry, Powered by Android

End compromise with the best of BlackBerry and Android

PRIV and DTEK50 are the first-ever BlackBerry smartphones to run Android. With Android, you get access to over a million apps on Google Play and great experiences that come with this OS. Combine that with the best integrated messaging experience on Android, and the added security of BlackBerry, and you truly have the best of both worlds. The power of BlackBerry is now on Android.

100% Android, But Amplified

On top of all the great experiences that come with the Android 6.0, Marshmallow, BlackBerry adds incredible new features that make sharing ideas and connecting with people faster and easier.

Android Marshmallow now on PRIV1 and DTEK50

World's Most Secure Android Smartphones

Whether it’s your financial reports or your selfies, your data is encrypted on the PRIV and DTEK50. We could get really technical and tell you about all the things we do to ensure our devices are ultra secure, but just know that BlackBerry lives and breathes security and has taken extra steps to help protect you from malware, data breaches and any attempts to hack and tamper with your OS.

Security can seem complicated, but we want to make it simple for you. DTEK by BlackBerry® for Android will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. With just a quick glimpse you can see the overall security rating for your device – excellent, fair or poor – and what you can do to improve it. DTEK also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is:

  • Taking pictures or videos without your knowledge
  • Turning your microphone on
  • Sending a text message
  • Accessing your contacts, location or financial information

Android smartphones from BlackBerry are packed with lots of other security features like Password Keeper to store all your passwords, log in information and important records, Picture Password (on PRIV) to make it virtually impossible for someone to break into your phone and encrypted messaging with BBM ®. Take control and be confident knowing your personal data is being kept private.

All Your Messages in One Place

Keep organized with BlackBerry® Hub. This unified inbox is an irreplaceable tool for consolidating all of your messages in one place – whether it’s email, calendar, social or phone calls. Once you experience BlackBerry Hub, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

  • Compose email messages and social posts2, or respond directly to messages and calendar invites.
  • See a curated view of your most important messages.
  • File email messages and manage your folders.
  • Automatically view grouped responses to easily open the latest message in an email conversation.
  • Peek into your calendar to see your next five meetings.
  • Snooze items and come back to them later, based on time/date, your location or your network connection.

Intelligent Calendar

Get the best out-of-box calendar experience on Android. It seamlessly syncs with work accounts, as well as personal, for a truly integrated experience.

When it’s time to join a call, the BlackBerry® Calendar will present you with a simple Join Now button that automatically dials you in. When receiving or creating meeting invites, you are presented with adjacent or conflicting appointments and time zone previews. And with Google Now voice commands, booking meetings has never been easier.

When you create a new appointment, BlackBerry Calendar even suggests who to invite based on your existing events and who you invited last time. It will also show your friends’ recent messages and social updates2 – so instead of ‘How are you?’ you’ll know to say ‘How was your holiday?’

Late for a meeting? Send an auto-populated “I’m running late” message to attendees with just a few gestures.

Never Miss A Beat with Easy-to-Use Short-Cuts And Controls

Widgets allow you to see app content quickly on Android devices, displaying information from an app directly on your home screen. They can take up a lot of space there though, and potentially include sensitive information. BlackBerry Pop-up Widgets are a pre-loaded feature on Android smartphones from BlackBerry, which allow you to view any application widget by simply swiping up or down across the icon on your home screen, giving you fast access to the information you need.

Gesture controls have been improving the way information is accessed on BlackBerry smartphones for years. On your PRIV or DTEK50, swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen will allow you to quickly open BlackBerry Hub, Device Search, or Google Now, so your most important information is always one swipe away.

Connecting Your World With Android

Get World Class Apps

With access to Google Play on your PRIV, you automatically have access to over one million apps. Whether it’s Uber, Spotify®, Instagram or BBM®, you’ll find it there.

Connect to and Manage Everyday Things

Connect to your TV, car, thermostat, wearables, fitness trackers, and so much more on your PRIV.

Stream Content

With Miracast built-in, you can display what is on the screen of your PRIV on your TV, game console, and other smart devices. Or easily stream music from apps like Spotify.


Learn about the all-touch DTEK50, powered by Android.


Learn about the PRIV, powered by Android with a slide-out keyboard.


Get help setting up and using your Android smartphone from BlackBerry.

1 Availability timing will vary by carrier and region. Please check with your carrier for details.

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