Blackberrry Priv — PICTURE: SUPPLIED As little as five years ago, it was unthinkable that BlackBerry would make a phone that didn’t run its own operating system.This month that unthinkable event became reality when BlackBerry launched its Priv smartphone, which runs on Android. And it’s excellent.The Priv — which stands for privacy or privilege — is an impressive device.BlackBerry has captured the best of its operating system (its messaging hub and excellent predictive texting) and built its renowned security into Android, which is about as leaky as Windows once was.The feature you’re most likely to notice first is the clever slide-out keypad. It does make the phone a little bulky, but it appeals to the die-hard keyboard fetishists.The keypad doubles as a trackpad, sensing finger movements. So you can swipe sideways or scroll up and down, mimicking similar motions now widely available on laptop trackpads. It’s very useful.What BlackBerry should do is release its predictive texting s...

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