BlackBerry Android Phone ?Venice? Leaked Photo Surfaces, Specs Confirmed?

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Rumors about a BlackBerry Android phone has been at large lately and now, a leaked photo has now surfaced showing the BB phone ?Venice? running android apps.

The new android phone from BlackBerry? Image lifted from Engadget.

The new android phone from BlackBerry? Image lifted from Engadget.

Android apps such as Gmail, Play Store, and the contacts can be seen in the image above. The photo was released by Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc, Engadget reported.

The photo shows us that we will be truly receiving a slider phone with a hidden QWERTY keyboard underneath along with an 18-megapixel rear camera. The top-part of the ?BlackBerry Android Phone? houses both the SIM card slot and the micro SD slot.


Here are the rumored specs of Black Berry Venice according to Phone Arena:

  • 1440 X 2560 QHD resolution
  • 3GB RAM
  • 18-megapixel rear camera
  • OIS capabilities
  • 3XXXmAH battery
  • Snapdragon 8o8 chipset
  • Hexa-core 1.8 GHz CPU

BlackBerry Android Phone Confirmed?

According to recode, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said their phones are heavily in need for more applications and is flailing against their competition.

?Its not competitive to Google Play or the iTunes store? we?re working hard at that,? Chen said.

The CEO has also gave sly hints that they may be partnering with a company to help them up their ante in the smartphone competition.

?If you really want to play in the bigger market, you are going to have to be cross-platform? You are going to have partners; otherwise you go away,? Chen said as reported by recode. ?If I can?t make money on the phone, I will be out of that telephone handset business.?

According to The Verge, the rumored slider phone from BB might be released this November for all four National US carries.

Will BlackBerry finally include an Android OS for their new handset to help them get back on their feet in the smartphone industry?

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