In case you have been following BlackBerry for quite some time you might be aware of the dual-curved aka edged slider smartphone with a large touch screen display that the company had teased at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Apparently it seems like more details for the undercover BlackBerry device have surfaced thanks to serial leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks.
Codenamed Venice, the BlackBerry device was rumored to come with an Android OS on the top back in June. It was unexpected of sorts, considering the fact that BlackBerry is dumping their own OS and shifting allegiance to Android, but the way the smartphone industry is growing it was bound to happen someday. Nevertheless a render of the alleged smartphone running Android Lollipop had surface back in July.
The new set of renders leaked by @evleaks though seems to be more accurate and precise. It shows the device running Android Lollipop clearing showing popular applications like Google Play Store, BlackBerry Hub, Content transfer etc. Furthermore it seems like the device is running a near stock version of the latest iteration of Android without any custom skin on top.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BlackBerry Venice confirmed for November release on all four national US carriers. <a href="http://t.co/l5jFCGKLjO">pic.twitter.com/l5jFCGKLjO</a></p>— Evan Blass (@evleaks) <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/633863396807458816">August 19, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Going by earlier rumors, the BlackBerry Venice is said to sport a 5.4-inch Quad HD display with the 1.8 GHz Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 64-bit SoC under the hood along with a 3GB of RAM. The optics are led by an 18-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
According to the latest leak, the smartphone will be available through Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon in USA at somewhere round November. Previous rumours hinted at November 16th launch date. Expect BlackBerry to reveal more details about their to-be-launched device at IFA, Berlin which will be held from 4th-9th September.