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BlackBerry CEO John Chen's Awkward Demo Of New Phone Probably Won't Help Company

09/30/2015 02:36 EDT | Updated 09/30/2015 04:59 EDT

BlackBerry is hoping its first Android phone will help the company turn around its sagging sales.

The phone, called Priv (short for "privacy"), was demoed by BlackBerry's CEO John Chen in an recent interview with BNN.

The moment turns a little awkward. You can see Chen (impatiently?) tapping the screen when Chrome doesn't boot up after his initial tap.

"Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform,'' Chen said in a statement.

BNN's Amber Kanwar notes in a response to a Twitter user's comments that the demo was impromptu.

What do you think of Chen's skills and/or the phone? Let us know in the comments.

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