First Blackberry Android Smartphone To Be Named Priv, Not Venice

First Blackberry Android Smartphone To Be Named Priv, Not Venice

Blackberry Venice will hit the market with a new name. The brand’s first Android smartphone will be called ‘Priv.’

Evan Blass strikes again. The serial tech leaker has tweeted saying that Blackberry’s most awaited Android smartphone will not be named Venice. If the tweet turns to be true, this phone will hit the market with a new name – Priv.


Venice has been in the news for a long time for a number of reasons. At times for leaked pictures, others for leaked specifications. But the main reason has been the fact that Blackberry switched to Android from its own operating system BB10.

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Leaked photo story: Many stories have been doing the rounds in the tech world since the news of Blackberry working on an Android phone came out. One such story was a photo leak which confirmed some of the rumored specifications. The pictures leaked has confirmed that Blackberry’s first Android phone will sport a 5.4-inch QHD display and will come with a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 processor. It may also have an 18-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

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Android + BB10: Even though Blackberry’s upcoming smartphone is all set to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, it will not give up on the features BB10 was loved for. Listed below are some of the BB10 features that will work on your Android device:

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1. Blackberry Hub
2. Blackberry Experience Suite
3. Custom Apps
4. BBM
5. Unified Contacts and Calendars

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Venice or Blackberry Priv – name it whatever you want to name it, Blackberry; just give us the phone we loved the most a few years back.