Evan Blass, the man behind the famous account @evleaks posted the images of the first BlackBerry Android Phone dubbed as “Venice.” The images presented a part of the curved display of the phone by Blackberry which was quite similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge. The rumored phone by BlackBerry is dubbed as Venice and will probably have a slider. According to the sources BlackBerry Android Phone Venice would be available on US carrier AT&T for an official launch later this year.
Expected Specs of the first BlackBerry Android Phone dubbed as Venice:
If we go with the rumors, the first BlackBerry Android Phone dubbed as Venice will possibly have a 5.4-inch screen with QHD resolution, 3GB RAM, 18MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. It is said to be powered by a 64-bit 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexacore processor and will also have a slide-out keyboard.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 3, 2015
The Android Phone market is having cut throat competition, but it lacks with the phones with solid physical keyboards, particularly if a user is looking for a phone with latest specs. So, the move to include a slide-out keyboard in the BlackBerry’s first Android phone could prove beneficial for the company.
John Chen, Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry is banking on BES12- the new device management system that allows government and corporate clients to manage not only BlackBerry devices on their internal networks, but also iOS, Android and Windows powered devices.
So, the first BlackBerry Android Phone dubbed as Venice would be alluring for the folks who are still clinging onto their old BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry won’t be able to take over the Android smartphone market overnight, but it will help them to get a foot in the door. It is expected that Blackberry will release the phone by November 2015.