Pictures of BlackBerry Android phone surface
It’s no longer news that BlackBerry is considering a full blown Android smartphone. For those of you looking out in excitement towards the development: new pictures of the reported BlackBerry Android phone, BlackBerry Venice, surfaced during the weekend.
From what the eyes could see, the Venice is no ordinary, regular smartphone as it walks the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge path of having a 2.5D glass that washes down smoothly on both sides.
We are hearing that the BlackBerry Venice (definitely not final name) will be launched around November and will make it to AT&T and T-Mobile. The handset is rumored with a 5.4-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset (used in the LG G4), Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
At the back, the Venice will be trailing an 18-megapixel shooter which purportedly supports optical image stabilization (OIS). Finally, the handset is packing a “normal” microUSB port and headphone jack under underneath.
From the screenshots, it’s very clear that BlackBerry has made an Android phone, complete with Google apps (Maps, Google Plus and the rest). What lies in the future is what we don’t know: Will Venice save BlackBerry or will it be the final fall? Let’s find out in November.