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Iain Graham

Iain Graham is the voice of The Fonecast. He’s a veteran of the mobile industry, having held senior positions with One2One (now T-Mobile) and Vodafone since the 1980s. Iain left his role as Vodafone’s Head of Indirect Business in 2005 to become a consultant and professional toastmaster. His sense of humour and no-nonsense attitude makes him the perfect person to host each edition of The Fonecast… and to work with your company.

James Rosewell

James Rosewell is the technical wizard who built The Fonecast web site and created his own easy-to-use podcast software. He started his career at the sharp end of technology, as a key member of a small team in a high-growth software start-up. James then spent 10 years with Vodafone, where he established a technology account management function that brought control to a £25m programme. He led the team of 100 people that replaced Vodafone’s Retail IT platform and grew service provision IT systems in line with Vodafone’s exponential expansion during the late 1990s. James passionately believes in the benefits mobile applications provide and is currently bringing those benefits to web developers through the open source project 51Degrees.

Mark Bridge

Mark Bridge is writer and podcast producer for The Fonecast. The rest of the time he’s a freelance writer who’s focussed on the mobile phone and IT industries. Mark has over 15 years’ experience working with fixed-line and mobile communications, beginning his career as a telephone engineer before finding sanctuary within the warmth of an office. As well as copywriting and consulting, he also turns up occasionally as the ‘gadget expert’ or 'mobile phone expert' on radio and TV. He’s committed to making technology easier to understand – through his writing, in his broadcasting and through his contribution to The Fonecast.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Android-powered BlackBerry Priv available to order

In September, Blackberry CEO John Chen confirmed that the company was planning to launch a smartphone called ‘Priv’, which he said was “an Android device named after BlackBerry’s heritage and core mission of protecting our customers’ privacy”.

Specifications and pricing for the BlackBerry Priv have now been revealed. Consumers are being offered the handset directly from BlackBerry with a UK SIM-free price of £559 incl. VAT or on a contract from Carphone Warehouse. It’s due to be available later this month.


The BlackBerry Priv weighs 192g. When closed, it measures 147mm x 77.2mm x 9.4mm – but slides open to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. It’s equipped with a 5.4-inch Quad HD display (2560 x 1440 pixels), an 18-megapixel camera and a 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm processor, powered by a 3,410mAh battery. There’s 32GB of expandable storage and 3GB of RAM.

Although the BlackBerry Priv runs the Android OS (‘Lollipop’ v5.1.1), it’s also equipped with BlackBerry’s DTEK privacy alert app and has additional hardware protection included as part of the manufacturing process.

[BlackBerry blog]

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