In line with earlier speculations , show the device, dubbed BlackBerry Venice, with a sliding keyboard that has rectangular chiclet keys instead of the standard BlackBerry keyboard. Struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry is reportedly launching its first-ever smartphone based on Google’s popular operating system in November. The images revealed by serial tipster Evan Blass also shows the device running Android apps, which essentially means the BlackBerry Venice could as well an official Google Android device and not merely run the OS.
- A couple of days ago we saw a clear high-res render image showing the front panel of the unannounced BlackBerry Venice smartphone online, alongside some promo images of features via Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks.
- The two videos posted on Thursday corroborate with the rest of the previously reported rumours about the BlackBerry Venice smartphone.
- Recently, the company’s chief John Chen defended BlackBerry’s phone business saying that BlackBerry phones are the entry point for customers into the company’s security business.