Mikel Calderon had always liked the BlackBerry Torch 9800, and now, the Priv is his favorite — not because it is the most secure Android smartphone, but for several other reasons. Calderon, a Yahoo Search Editor, believes the Priv is as versatile as the Torch 9800 and secure as well. He shared with InsideBlackBerry what made him choose the Priv.
BlackBerry Hub the main reason
At first, Calderon was apprehensive about the device since it runs on Android – an OS that has lot of security issues associated with it, including scary vulnerabilities like Heartbleed and Stagefright. However, when he learned that BlackBerry uses its own technology to secure the device at boot, his doubts were assuaged.
Apart from the security, the main reason he decided to choose the device is the signature BlackBerry Hub. Calderon said in addition to his collection of BB 10 phones, he tried using devices like the iPhone 6 and OnePlus 2, but none could impress him much. Both devices have decent battery life and lot of features to offer, but “they both felt like they were missing something in their approach to productivity,” said Calderon.
“It was BlackBerry Hub, something unavailable on both iOS and stock Android,” he said.
Calderon said the Priv takes the best of both worlds, and this gives him the convenience of consolidating all his communications into the Hub with all the productivity tools he needs. On top of this, he is free from the worries of searching for a plug or running out of storage memory. Also apps are easy to locate.
How the Priv helps him be productive
Calderon said he is required to deal with a ton of spreadsheets and emails on a daily basis. He appreciates the Blackberry Priv because he is able to get some of his work done while commuting. The device also helps him keep track of the day ahead. Whenever he needs to find any meetings scheduled, all he needs to do is quickly peek into his calendar, “and I can regularly check my email to keep on top of any pressing deadlines or changing priorities,” he said.
Apart from the apps, the other thing Calderon loved most about the Priv is the keyboard. Though he acknowledges it to be a challenge initially, in the end it was worth it.
“It’s well-made, it feels professional, and it lets me type with a level of accuracy impossible on other devices,” he said. “I’d rate it a solid 10. What’s not to love? I’m very happy I decided to give it a chance,” Calderon said.