Venice: BlackBerry’s Purported Android-Powered Phone With Virtual Keyboard Surfaces

About the BlackBerry Venice which we are speaking today hasn’t verified by the Canada based firm, but appears to show the new phone with onscreen keyboard virtually. And have once again gained momentum with a new image claimed to show the the BlackBerry’s Android-powered device hitting the web.

The BlackBerry Venice has been predicted to be the much-awaited Android smartphone from the company, ever since it gave us a fleeting glimpse of it at MWC. Several renders emerged on what exactly the model wuld look like. Rumors and leaks speaks about its virtual keyboard, design and mobile OS platform. Posted on the CrackBerry forum, the image showing the purported BlackBerry Venice suggests the Android running device, that showcases the keyboard similar to stock Android keyboard, widely spaced than on-screen offering currently being used in the full-touch BlackBerry handsets.

Unfortunately, no other details regarding the BlackBerry Android Venice have been mentioned, but the on-screen keyboard is being said to be used whenever the user needs to quickly take down notes, or else quickly require text input access. The physical keyboard said to be placed beneath the slider display, and is said to be used in cases of heavy usage, such as when sending mails etc.

The BlackBerry Venice slider smartphne is also said to flaunt a dual-edge curved display Vs. Galaxy S6 Edge. Tipped is the inclusion of 5.4-inch Quad-HD (1440×2560) pixels screen, 1.8GHz Hexa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and on the camera front it sports an 18MP rear and 5MP Selfie shooter.

Believe it or not, BlackBerry earlier this month launched its own Android Secured website that offers details on management and updates on security of Android handsets, features a list of videos and other content from different sources dealing with Android security issues, which the company thinks is very important for the Enterprise users.

The BlackBerry Venice will be running on Android, and this onscreen keyboard looks very much like the stock Google keyboard, with separate number keys and a touch of BlackBerry black. Venice smartphone is said to be due to launch on AT&T, the US telecom operator.