Could BlackBerry be making the Android device we’ve all been waiting for?
With a 5.4-inch screen, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 418 GPU, and a slide-out PHYSICAL KEYBOARD, could the BlackBerry Venice finally be the device that sees the company resurrect themselves in the market?
The device will be available by this November and will offer a feature that BlackBerry are renowned for (their keyboard) on an operating system that has the developers, community, and adoption that BlackBerry so longed for with their previous operating system.
The Android-powered BlackBerry Venice slider is AT&T-bound.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 2, 2015
However, BlackBerry have been dabbling in Android virtualisation for a while. so it could be possible that the message has been lost in translation and it will still run BlackBerry’s own OS, but capable of hooking into Android apps, which would be disappointing. If the BlackBerry Venice truely is the companys’ first true Android device, then we’re looking at a device that, if executed correctly, could help BlackBerry back to the winning ways.