BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone, codenamed as Venice, has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now. Several leaks and conjectures about the device have already given a fair idea of this first ever BlackBerry Android smartphone, furthermore fresh set of photos not only gives us an almost all details of the phone, but also suggest that the launch of the phone is imminent.
This time Techrum gives the phone a hands-on treatment, as seen in the detailed images that highlight several key features. These leaked photos are clearer than anything the Blackberry Venice we have seen so far. These photos confirm the slider design of the phone with a QWERTY keyboard hiding behind the touch display, which falls directly in line with the previous reports. So you can type on-screen, or can simply side the iconic BlackBerry Keyboard out to use it for typing long messages.
There are changes in the placements on the buttons and slots, as you can see in photos Blackberry has shifted the power button to the left side, which makes sense for a slider phone. Now, the top accommodates the SIM and microSD card trays.
Another noticeable part is that the phone houses an 18-megapixel rear snapper that comes with optical image stabilization and fast focus. There is a dual-LED flash to support the camera.
Another key thing to notice is that the phone in photos runs what looks like Android's Lollipop version, which means that the phone will not come with the latest Marshmallow version, though it may get update support for it.
With almost all details out, the BlackBerry Venice seems to get launched sooner than later.