Venice, the Android BlackBerry Device to be Powered by AT&T

July 3, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

BlackBerry’s maiden venture with Android OS is inching closer to the markets. The smartphone manufacturer is now reported to be associated with AT&T to bring out their first fully Android powered smartphone, codenamed Venice.

Speculations on an Android powered BlackBerry smartphone emerged last month. Back then, reports suggested that the smartphone will feature a slider form factor, which will thus offer both a physical, as well as a virtual keypad in it. That hasn’t changed.

Evan Blass was the one to leak a picture of the upcoming Venice device, adding that it is heading for AT&T. Various reports have suggested that this could be just a mocked up image of the smartphone. However it does bear resemblance to the slider smartphone BlackBerry presented earlier.


The curved slider phone made a brief appearance during MWC, and was believed to be the successor to Passport Oslo. However, BlackBerry kept away from revealing any further details of the smartphone ever since. Rumors later managed to throw some light on the spec-sheet of the device.

Venice is reported to feature a QHD display, covering a screen-size of 5.4 inches. Earlier speculations on a 64-bit octa-core chipset were ruled out as it got later revealed that Venice will pack a 64-bit Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, clocked at 1.8 GHz. This will be coupled with a RAM of 3GB. The front cam will be of 5MP, while the primary cam will feature an 18 MP sensor.

Venice was earlier supposed to be in the markets by June 2015, but that was to be with the BlackBerry 10 OS. The addition of Android OS has now pushed the release date to around November.

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