Venice – Is This The First Android Phone Of BlackBerry?
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.
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.