BUZZ-BlackBerry Ltd: First Android-based device impress
** Canadian smartphone maker's U.S.-listed shares up 7 pct at $8.13; Toronto-listed shares up 8 pct at C$10.77
** Company's first Android-based device, Priv, wins plaudits from reviewers for features including security offerings, long battery life, camera, dual-keyboard design
** However, price tag of $699 without a contract in U.S. and C$899 without a contract in Canada questioned
** Analysts note Priv could be a game changer for company
** Up to Thursday's close, U.S.-listed stock had declined nearly 31 pct, compared with the 36 pct drop in the broader Nasdaq Telecommunications Index during the same period
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