After a couple of teasers, leaked images and tons of rumors, it finally happened. We have the confirmation that the BlackBerry Venice, the Canadian manufacturer’s first Android-powered device, is going to be unveiled in the next weeks.
Evan Blass did it again!
A short video, showing the phone from the sides, was posted today by Twitter-based tipster Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, focusing on the sliding form factor and the curved screen. Check it out for yourselves:
Eye candy. pic.twitter.com/GtJwOfOus8
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 19 august 2015
As you can see, BlackBerry Venice features a full QWERTY keyboard, while the rear camera seems to be high-end. To be more specific, it will have an 18 MP sensor, with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus and of course, a dual LED flash.
The curved display should measure 5.5 inches, with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, meaning that the phone needs a pretty serious battery. After all, pixels are battery’s biggest enemies.
Under the hood, the BlackBerry Venice is loaded with a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, alongside 3 GB of RAM, and, most likely, 32 GB of internal storage. We don’t know anything about the microSD card slot, yet.
The same @evleaks mentions that the phone will be available in November, in all major U.S. carriers’ offer, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint, but the price wasn’t mentioned yet.
Finally, there are rumors about BlackBerry planning to launch two different versions of the handset: one running Android, obviously, while the second one will run BlackBerry 10, like the rest of the manufacturer’s handsets.
BlackBerry 10 won’t disappear, though
According to Android Central, there’s nothing to confirm this rumor, as there aren’t any leaks with the BlackBerry Venice running BB10 available, except an image with an early prototype, shown during MWC. Therfore, our recommendation is to take this with a big pinch of salt.
Would you buy the Android-powered BlackBerry Venice?