Although it was rumored that the first BlackBerry Android powered smartphone will be called as Venice, following up on the news, now that another one appears, called BlackBerry ‘Dallas’, which being certified in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, apparently headed into India import records database Zauba. Listing shows the BlackBerry Venice labeled as the STV100-3, which is said to be the first slider phone in that segment alongside Dallas as well. Purpose, imported into India for testing.
Currently being listed as evaluation units meaning they’re likely being imported for BlackBerry India employees to test out Dallas and Venice. The Zauba listing however doesn’t specifically mentioned the operating system on the phones running on, nor declared any codenames directly.
- BLACKBERRY MOBILE DEVICE BULK-MODEL 164 (PRD-62121-700) WITH ACCESSORIES FOR EVALUATION PURPOSE & NOT FOR COMMERCIAL SALE
- BLACKBERRY MOBILE DEVICE-BULK-R150-STV100-3-MODELCERTIN:RHL211LW-FOR EVALUATION PURPOSE ONLY AND NOT FOR COMMERCIAL SALE
There is also several other versions of the what is assumed to be ‘Venice’ that have been noted as well including RHK211LW (STV100-1) and RHM181LW (STV100-4). And states the value of the Venice at Rs 63,262 per unit. Obviously this price won’t be the actual price though, the higher price does indicate BlackBerry will be focusing on more premium segment where the biggies like Samsung and Apple are currently aiming at and leading on.
Rumored specs for the BlackBerry Venice are expected to be a 5.4-incher Android smartphone with a resolution of 1440p QHD display, and of course could have a sliding keyboard and a physical QWERTY keypad. The BB Android device will be powered by Snapdragon 808 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM and indeed be supporting the 4G LTE network. Camera wise, it is said to have an 18MP on its rear and 5MP on its front-facing. No details have leaked on what actually the Dallas will carry, but we will be keeping an eye on the information regarding it and the all new BB Venice smartphone which is alleged and set for a launch on AT&T’s network in USA, very soon.