This story is all about BlackBerry’s plan to release an Android powered smartphone sometime in the future. Renders of what so called to be ‘Venice’ leaked in all its glory, and was speculated device has been discussed in industry circles for a quite a while now and is supposedly based on a phone that was initially introduced to the world during this year’s Mobile Worl Congress (MWC) in March. Rumors always there reporting about the already alleged BlackBerry Android powered smartphone, and today tipped something with an image upload on leakers social circles online.
Up until now, no one has perfectly managed to get hold of any visuals of the purported BlackBerry Venice other than a terrible quality image that was captured at the aforementioned MWC event. Now that the popular tipster, Even Blass, better known as @evleaks Twitter handles, has posted a fair render of the device for the world to see, and in the process has also revealed “Venice” as the internal codename of the device.
The Venice was said would come equipped with a dual curved display akin to the screen that is served up on Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge. Latest BlackBerry’s atempt to claw back some smartphone market share seems to confirm the speculation, before this image leak. Part of the initial rumor hardware also suggested that the display would slide up to reveal a very BlackBerry-esque package keyboard that would still offer appeal to business users with a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Rumored specs for the BlackBerry’s Android phone “Venice” is also said to pack a 5.4-inch Quad-HD screen, powered by a 1.8GHz Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 64-bit chipset, 3GB of RAM and flaunt an 18MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera. It will of course by an 4G LTE-enabled Android powered smartphone from BlackBerry. Battery details on the device is unknown at the far moment.
Take a look at the above render, you’ll notice that the device is running stock Android, with no sight of BlackBerry’s customization whatsoever. Number of popular apps being display, such as BBC News and Evernote, the display is also integrated with Google’s favorites, which could mean that Venice will come with full access to the search giant’s very-own services as well.
If this is the device that BlackBerry is planning all its hopes on, then there’s nothing in this render image that makes any sense that it will be successful. But the device here looks beautiful currently operating in the Android market, and according to Blass, it is also coming to AT&T, so it should have an immediate adoption rate, given it is marketed right.
What do you think about the leaked render of BlackBerry Android smartphone “Venice”, as many and social media calls it?
(Source: Evan Blass [Twitter])