New leak gives us a look at upcoming BlackBerry smartphone running Android [UPDATE]


BlackBerry Venice

After tweeting earlier today that an Android-powered BlackBerry device was headed to AT&T later this year, @Evleaks decided to release a new product render of a BlackBerry device clearly running Android. It’s still unclear if this is the BlackBerry Venice that he had tipped earlier — which @Evleaks mentioned would be a QWERTY slider —  or something entirely different.

You’ll notice this phone is super wide, not too unlike the BlackBerry Passport which launched back in September of last year. In fact, it’s identical, save for the Lollipop-style navigation buttons and keyboard select. As odd as the aspect ratio was on that device, reviews were still fairly positive. Whether Android users will take to it, remains to be seen.

UPDATE: @Evleaks posted another update to his Twitter, calling that previous render little more than the BlackBerry Passport with Android slapped on it. He later posted another photo, this time of the actual BlackBerry Venice slider that the company showed off back during MWC, but this time running Android. Pretty, isn’t it?


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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