Venice – Is This The First Android Phone Of BlackBerry?

Venice – Is This The First Android Phone Of BlackBerry?
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Is it about time BlackBerry phones begin running Android?


BB OS 10 has been known to run Android apps for quite some time now that it might come as a surprise for users as soon as the devices begin running the Android operating system itself.

Allegedly, the rumored device is codenamed Venice, which was displayed at MWC. The phone has a top-down slider QWERTY keyboard, according to a picture posted by Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin.

A BlackBerry developer named Nicola D’Amico posted on Twitter a picture of what looks like a QWERTY device running Android. The phone’s model, as what can bee seen in the image, is a Passport SQW-ANDS.

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There is a huge chance that the upcoming BB device, if rumors are true, will run on Android Lollipop. Since Android M is coming anytime, perhaps BlackBerry will consider that as well.

Meanwhile, a report from the N4BB website states that “Venice” will have a display of 5.4-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels), a 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 808 SoC, RAM amounting to 3GBan 18-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The phone might be released this coming November.