Second BlackBerry Android Phone Leaked, Priv Sales Appear Solid

Interest in BlackBerry's first Android smartphone -- the privacy- and security-focused Priv [pictured, left] -- appears to be strong since the device became available for pre-ordering in late October. Originally set to begin shipping on November 6, the Priv is now set to go out to customers starting November 30, according to BlackBerry's online store.

As of today, the Priv was available on Amazon only from third-party sellers, indicating that the Canadian company could have a much-needed, fast-selling device on its hands. BlackBerry watchers are speculating that more such devices could be on the way, as CEO John Chen recently said in a televised interview about the Priv that the company plans "a range of products after this."

In fact, yesterday BlackBerry fan site CrackBerry published images of what it said was the company's second Android smartphone. Reportedly code-named "Vienna," [pictured, right] the phone appears to feature a physical keyboard on the front, as opposed to the Priv's slide-out physical keyboard. BlackBerry did not respond to our request for a comment on either Priv sales or future Android phones.

'Quickly Expanding Portfolio'

Another sign that more Android BlackBerry phones may be on the way came in comments made today by Gallant Leon, managing director for the company in north Asia. Leon made his comments as BlackBerry announced mid-November availability of the Priv in Hong Kong.

"For the first time, users will have the best of BlackBerry while enjoying the access and flexibility of Android," Leon said. "This step shouldn't be a surprise as we've been quickly expanding BlackBerry's product portfolio across all operating system platforms -- as we have done with BES12, BBM messaging and the rest of our enterprise software and services portfolio."

Priced starting at $699 in the U.S., the Priv is clearly aimed at a niche audience of enterprise...

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