Rumor has it that mobile maker Blackberry is planning to launch its upcoming phone, the Blackberry Venice Android. The rumored Android-powered smartphone is said to be officially launched this coming November in the U.S. The news comes after a famous phone tipster Evan Blass, has leaked photos of the rumored Blackberry Venice in his Twitter account.
“Blass didn’t name the phone carriers, but it’s likely Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. In addition to the information about the phone, photos of the phone were leaked. BlackBerry has allegedly altered its design for a sleeker look to attract android customers. The rendered photos of the phone suggest that although Blackberry is changing the design it is definitely keeping the QWERTY keyboard in addition to a rumored 5.4 inch display touch screen,” according to iDigitalTimes,
Yahoo reports that based on the image, the Venice phone will run a full version of Google’s Android, which means you’ll get access to all of Google’s goods and services including the Google Play Store.
Meanwhile, CNET says that “Blackberry Venice will be powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor, sport a 5.4-inch 2,560×1,440 pixel QHD LCD screen and come with 3GB of RAM. With the right specs and Android as its OS, BlackBerry Venice could just be the ticket for people who like the classic BlackBerry hardware but want the full scope of Android features and apps.”
“The Venice appears to have rectangular chiclet keys with a small amount of travel rather than the standard BlackBerry keyboard. And there doesn’t appear to be any frets between keys like a BlackBerry would normally have.But it still offers a hardware keyboard option for those that prefer one,” ZDNet reported.