Last week BlackBerry chief operating officer John Chen said that the corporate would create an android phone providing it may create it secure enough. But it’s unclear whether it’s meant to be a representation of an upcoming BlackBerry with Android, or just a jokey teaser.
A recently posted picture by Evan Blass – aka “evleaks” – gives a sneak peek at BlackBerry’s widely-rumored fully Android-powered smartphone.
According to the tweet sent out earlier today, BlackBerry Venice will be the name of the smartphone, and it will, in fact, feature a slide-out keyboard.
It’s certainly been a long time since we’ve seen a notable Android handset come with a full QWERTY keyboard, so we wouldn’t be surprised if BlackBerry’s new slider becomes a hit among smartphone users, if and when it launches.
An android-powered Venice smartphone is alleged to ensue to launch on AT&T, the us telecom operator.
Some initial reports suggest that BlackBerry is working on not just one but two Android smartphones.
BlackBerry and Google had refused to comment on the matter. It is reported to be powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and features a 5.4-inch QHD display as well as an 18-megapixel primary camera sensor. The rear camera will be of 18MP and phone will run on the 1.8GHz Hexa-core CPU. BlackBerry is expected to release the phone by November 2015.
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