Is this the new BlackBerry Venice?
BlackBerry is said to launch their first mobile phone using Google's Android software, supposedly naming it BlackBerry Venice. Could this mean they are back in the game, sharing their playground with other world's best mobile phone makers? It has been a while since we've seen an Android with a full QWERTY keyboard, so perhaps Venice will become a huge success. If and when it becomes available.
Shares in the Canadian mobile phone company BlackBerry peaked in August 2007 at 236 dollars a share; eight years later, their stock is worth barely eight dollars a share. BlackBerry needs to enter the market with a superb gadget and Venice might be just that. Whether they are able to convince the buyers and regain their trust will not be clear until the end of autumn, when Venice is supposed to make its big public debut. Autumn may prove a little tricky, however, since we are expecting new things from the big players as well, namely Apple's iPhone 6s Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 5.
A blogger nicknamed @evleaks recently posted another update on Twitter, disclosing what the supposed device is to look like. Apart from running on Android, you can also spot Google Apps installed, meaning Venice users should have access to all the delights of the Google Play Store. Reportedly, Venice will feature a 5.4-inch 2560 by 1440 quad-HD display with dual-curved edges and will be powered by 3 GB of RAM and a 64-bit 1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It is said to include an 18 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front-facing camera.