BlackBerry has been in rumors for working on not just one but two Android-powered smartphone codenamed as BlackBerry Venice and BlackBerry Prague. BlackBerry Venice is said to be a high-end smartphone with a slider form factor, while the BlackBerry Prague is a full touchscreen smartphone aimed at the emerging markets.
It was just a day back when prolific leakster @evleaks posted an image of BlackBerry Passport running Android Lollipop. Now, the same twitter user has also posted a press render image of the unannounced BlackBerry Venice.
The smartphone looks very stylish in the leaked image which shows the bottom side of the BlackBerry Venice featuring a microUSB port along with a 3.5 mm audio jack port. However, the physical keyboard is not shown in the image because the slider is closed.
The images also shows some of the apps that the phone will come pre-loaded with. Beside the usual Google apps and services such as Hangouts, Drive, Maps, Photos and Chrome, the smartphone will come with two Microsoft apps including Skype and Bing. Unfortunately, there is no BlackBerry related apps showing on the smartphone's display.
The BlackBerry Venice is said to be equipped with 5.4-inch touchscreen display with 1440x2560 pixels resolution, powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone will sport an 18-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Furthermore, the Venice is expected to be launched sometime in November through AT&T in the U.S. and is likely to arrive to other carriers as well. The Canadian smartphone company is yet to pass any official statement.