We have already got an alleged BlackBerry Passport running Android Lollipop here. Pictured, appeared online today and it purportedly confirming that BlackBerry might be considering adopting the Android OS for its next smartphone. Officially, it’s not yet clarified either by BlackBerry or Samsung, which were planning to release a new Android smartphone based on KNOX and BlackBerry apps. Now that we have to admit, BlackBerry devices are capable of running Android apps and with its most recent devices the company even signed a deal with Amazon to pre-install its Appstore, so that users can seamlessly browse and install Apple applications on their devices.
Apart from the oft-mentioned topic, we are in front of the BlackBerry Venice, which is a slider smartphone kicked off at MWC 2015 recently. With high-end specs, BlackBerry CEO Jhon Chen showcased it and said to be released later this year.
Yes, it’s a slider handset, a form factor that is not common these days, possibly with a dual-edge curved display which debuted with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Internally referred to as the BlackBerry “Venice,” and that it could be released by the company around November 2015.
Key features on the BlackBerry Venice will reportedly pose with a 5.4-inch QHD screen, the highest resolution display yet on a BlackBerry. Powered by a 1.8GHz HexaCore 64-bit Snapdragon 808 processor, paired with 3GB of RAM, an 18MP main camera and 5MP front-facing snapper wrap up the rumored specs.
None of these hardware specs have been confirmed by the company as yet, so take it with a pinch of salt and stay tuned for the official announcement to get more informatiuon regarding the Android powered BlackBerry Venice – Slider smartphone in November.