BlackBerry Venice has been rumoured for long now. The alleged BlackBerry device is said to feature Android out of the box unlike all other devices we have seen from the company. While there's no official word about the device from BlackBerry, the company didn't deny it either. They kept it vague by quoting that they will launch an Android device if they can make it enough secure.
However it seems like BlackBerry is on its way. The alleged device was spotted being used during the Toronto Film Festival in Canada. The image clicked sideways doesn't reveal much about the device.
Going by the thickness of the device, it makes us believe that the alleged device is indeed the Venice with a slider. The BlackBerry logo is clearly visible on the top of the device and the user is seen running Android Messenger.
So far not much is known about the upcoming Android device from BlackBerry. It is said to feature a 5.4 inch QHD (2560x1440) display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa core SoC under the hood. For multitasking the slider device features a 3GB of RAM and an 18MP rear camera.
However the success of the Android device from BlackBerry will rely on the software and security of the device, as they would fail to match up with the VFM aspect of the Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi and Meizu.