BlackBerry ‘Venice’ Spotted In Public For The First Time

BlackBerry is rumored to be planning to launch its next handset, the Venice soon, and the device is expected to be a slider running on the Android OS. There have been several leaks related to the device in recent times, but now apparently it has been spotted in public.

BlackBerry Venice spotted in public

Berryflow shared a shot showing Android Lollipop running on the device, possibly for testing purposes. The latest image of the upcoming BlackBerry device was taken at the Toronto Film Festival.

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In the image, the device shown is very similar to the one seen in other images over the past few months, but something new has been noticed this time. The image shows two buttons aligned on the right side of the device, which is something similar to an image that surfaced two weeks ago. Also the phone in the image appears to be a bit thicker than the usual BlackBerry device, while the silver edges suggest it to be a slider.

The device in the image can be seen running the full-fledged Android OS just like the old leaked images, sort of confirming that an Android-powered BlackBerry phone is actually real as the image has been taken in public. The image is somewhat blurred, but the app running on the screen is very similar to the Android Lollipop’s Stock Messenger app. It has the blue navigation bar and all the other features as well.

Nothing new on the specs

In terms of specifications, the image does not disclose anything new about the device. The BlackBerry Venice specifications have not been confirmed yet, and therefore remain speculations only. The Venice is expected to sport a capacitive touchscreen display of 5.4 inches with a Quad HD resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It is rumored that the Android device from BlackBerry will be powered with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and come with a 3GB RAM. The rear camera of the device is expected to be 18MP with autofocus and an LED flash.

As of now, there has been no official confirmation of the device, but the official announcement is expected to come soon and will probably mark BlackBerry’s last effort to grab at least a tiny share of the smartphone market.