It seems that BlackBerry will release the Android powered phone that has been rumored in the past weeks, albeit the release date still remains a mystery.
A post from Evan Blass, well-known for accurate leaks of forthcoming gadgets reveals that the new BlackBerry Android phone will be touchscreen slider named Venice.
Buzzes across the web in the past weeks made reference to a BlackBerry phone briefly showcased in March. Indeed, BlackBerry Venice seems to look alike and it features a nicely rounded display, reminiscent of Samsung’s own Galaxy S6. The display will be 5.4 inches, elegantly curved.
If touchscreens are not really your thing, BlackBerry Venice conveniently packs a physical QWERTY keyboard underneath its display, making the Android powered device slightly sturdier than classic touchscreens on the market, yet more appealing to keyboard fans and nostalgics as well.
Sporting a MicroUSB port, the classic headphone jack and a speaker in terms of interface, the phone will be equipped with a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP performant selfie snapping front camera.
According to GSM Arena, BlackBerry Venice should be featuring 3GB of RAM, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SOC. And, not to forget, a hexa-core CPU.
It all seems to accurate to not become reality sooner or later, despite BlackBerry’s refusal to comment on the rumors.
Being an Android phone, BlackBerry Venice will run all Android apps. The Android BlackBerry Venice should be released with the AT&T network. Still hard to believe? Perhaps so as BlackBerry has repeatedly dismissed Android placing all bets on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone line that was supposed to be a game changer.
Once a dominant player in the mobile device market, BlackBerry currently takes only 1 percent of the market share. BlackBerry 10 line of phones was played as the game changer, yet it failed to deliver on the promise as Google and Apple are swiping the market.
When the Android BlackBerry phone comes out, it should indeed be the game changer the Ontario-based company is waiting for, mirroring the shift claimed by officials to device management and software.
Device management is definitely covered with BES12, BlackBerry new cross-platform device management system. BES12 offers the capability to manage a multitude of devices running on different operating system and connected to one internal network to both corporate and government clients.
Using the new Android powered BlackBerry Venice could be the extra mile that BlackBerry needs to run to convince potential clients of BES12 utility.
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