BlackBerry Venice Android phone photos leak with details

Chris Burns - Sep 16, 2015, 4:10pm CDT
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BlackBerry Venice Android phone photos leak with details

The first BlackBerry Android device has been leaked with a series of photos up close and personal. These images show the device to have a touchscreen display and slide-out keyboard – a hardware keyboard, that is – and a relatively sizable back-facing camera. This device has a number of BlackBerry-specific software features in addition to its notable odd hardware. You’ll notice slightly modified icons as well as a set of BlackBerry-made apps, new to Android entirely.

These images were leaked earlier today with Android Authority who suggest that the boot-up sequence includes an Android logo holding up a shield. This device will be made for enterprise security, one of BlackBerry’s big target markets for most of their business-oriented devices.

Lifting one’s finger up the center of the device reveals not only Google Now, but a messenger (BBM more than likely) and a local search with BlackBerry logo. You’ll find BlackBerry contacts here as well as new shortcuts to many communications apps.

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BlackBerry shortcuts include Compose BBM, Compose Email, Compose Text Message, Email contact, and Text Contact. You’ll find several Calendar and agenda shortcuts as well as shortcuts to adding contacts and viewing contact cards.

Previous leaks and rumors suggest this device will have a 5.4-inch curved-edge display with an 18-megapixel camera at its back with dual-LED flash. Inside you’ll likely find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM.

Take a peek at the timeline below for more information on this device well before BlackBerry launches it in full.


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