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BlackBerry Vienna leaks out, could be BlackBerry's second Android smartphone

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BlackBerry Vienna leaks out, could be BlackBerry's second Android smartphone
Remember those rumors about an Android version of the BlackBerry Passport? While such a device might never exist, it looks like BlackBerry is working on a new Android handset that has an always visible QWERTY keyboard - unlike the Priv, which features a hidden keyboard that's revealed only if you slide the display up. The handset that we're talking about is codenamed Vienna - this name kind of makes sense, since the Priv was codenamed Venice (in case you don't know, Vienna and Venice are both famous European cities).

CrackBerry has what seem to be the first images of the BlackBerry Vienna, with the mention that this might not be the device's final design. The handset doesn't seem to have the premium look of the BlackBerry Priv, and we assume it's going to be a cheaper product. There's a lot of bezel around the display of the Vienna, and we can also see three physical Android keys just above the QWERTY keyboard. Rear and front-facing cameras are also visible.

Unfortunately, there's no word on when we should expect BlackBerry to announce the Vienna (or whatever it's going to be called when it hits the market), but we're looking forward to finding out more about it. How about you: would you be interested in buying a BlackBerry Android smartphone like this?


source: CrackBerry

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posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:15 8

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10546; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What an odd name. When I think of Vienna, I think of the little can of sausages.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:18 14

3. Commentator (Posts: 3654; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I think of Vienna, Austria. To each his own I guess.

Personally I think "Vienna" sounds 100x better than "Priv."

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:28 5

8. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 894; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Vienna is just a codename, just like Venice as a codename for BB Priv.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:26 1

17. Rafishant (Posts: 185; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Actually my first look at this phone made me think this is a Nokia Asha phone.
It looks so Nokia design with the keyboard layout and overall phone boxy design.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:41 5

22. runzlord (Posts: 220; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Anytime I see the name "NOKIA" I just feel somehow. And ask myself, what really happened to that company?

Well, I still Blame Microsoft for everything.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:57 1

29. Johnnokia (Posts: 1058; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Your post just makes me feel sad

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:40

38. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 192; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


Nokia powered by Android

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 00:07

48. tonyv13 (Posts: 37; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


Yet you still using Windows lol

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 05:13

54. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Yes blame Microsoft for a companies poor decisions.. You act as though Microsoft forced the board to make the decision.. How about you blame who's really at fault? Nokia

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 07:42 2

58. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1819; Member since: 29 May 2014)


No. They merely paid the board for their decision.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:18 8

4. Florin.T (Posts: 208; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


It's not odd at all for those living in Europe (it looks like canned Vienna sausages are a thing only in the US).

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:30

18. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1556; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


In Austria they're called Spam Sticks.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 04:26

53. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10546; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I live in the US, not Europe although I wouldn't mind living in Europe especially for the beer and the locales.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:41

10. Wolf_Blitza (Posts: 58; Member since: 30 May 2014)


exactly, why would they name a phone after sausages?

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:59 1

12. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 894; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


So you think that Vienna is a name for sausages?

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 08:08 2

60. Oxygen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


MURICA, where they think Vienna is only a type of sausages and get upset over red Starbucks cups.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:17

13. tacarat (Posts: 721; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


They're the size of AA batteries. Obviously it's going to last all day or longer.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 02:15 1

50. Cicero (Posts: 847; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Vienna (Austria too) it is not famous by their sausages. If you want something famous food related is schnitzel. Vienna is a great and nice city (economical, social and cultural).

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 08:20

62. Bernoulli (Posts: 3705; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Not many people know schnitzel, but everyone knows sushi!

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 23:49 1

42. Zeeya (Posts: 276; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Vienna ranks first place in 'international quality of living survey as the city with the highest quality of living worldwide.' 6 years in the row!!

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 23:57

45. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


The phone design reminds me of the Samsung Replenish.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 06:05

57. Spedez (Posts: 436; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


*facepalm*

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 09:57

63. Hatshipuh (Posts: 120; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


This actually explains a lot of things.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:16 1

2. Commentator (Posts: 3654; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I know it's not "iconic BlackBerry," but I kind of wish they'd try a side-slider. I tested a Priv today and while I love the build (it's dead-gorgeous actually), when the keyboard slides out it's almost ridiculously tall.

Based on build alone I would also consider a BlackBerry without a keyboard.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:19 5

5. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


This looks great! Kind of like a hybrid between the Passport and Classic, only longer. IMO, it even looks better than the Priv.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:30 7

19. runzlord (Posts: 220; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Looks better than the priv??

Have you visited your optician today? You really should.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:46 3

24. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


It's his opinion, which he is entitled to.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:51 2

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Thank you. He clearly doesn't understand the meaning of the word.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:54 1

28. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


I'm eager to see the next Android Blackberry flagship. If I didn't have the Note 5 or iPhone 6s, I'd be all over the Priv because that's one sexy device.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 21:34 1

30. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Indeed it is. It's one of the best looking decvices to come out this year.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 21:35 3

31. saturnfreaker (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2010)


both of you loosen your panties. i'm pretty sure he was simply expressing disbelief. btw, he is just as much entitled to respond to said opinion. good evening

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:09 4

33. Subie (Posts: 435; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Seriously! This is your first post.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:12 2

36. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Clearly stupid is as stupid does with him.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 04:23

51. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10546; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Does it matter if it's his first post or not? I don't think it does if it makes a valid point.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 05:43 1

56. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


It's the WAY he made his point that's the problem. It could have been worded differently.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 21:53

67. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10546; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Maybe it could have, but the point I was trying to make was it doesn't matter if it was his first post or not.

posted on 13 Nov 2015, 03:34 1

69. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And the point that Subie was trying to make, I believe, is that for a first post, it was rude and offensive.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:12 1

35. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Pull your stained tighty whiteys out of your crusty butt-crack and realize that the same way he's entitled to respond to "said opinion", I'm entitled to respond to his. Now sod off.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 07:44 1

59. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1819; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Did belief ssomeone else's preference?? That's retarded. But you are too so carry on.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:49 1

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Have you visited stupid today? You must have, if you think that I care what you think of my opinion.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 04:25

52. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10546; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Even I have to agree, the Priv looks much better.

But I think the design here is being catered towards the old style Blackberry devices with the keyboard not being a slideout like the Priv is.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 05:38 1

55. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I like this design better, as it reminds me of the Passport, which is designed to my liking. BlackBerry has to design devices that "cater towards old style BlackBerry's", as they need a point of familiarity with BlackBerry fans if they expect them to adopt their Android offering.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 21:54

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10546; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


To each his own. I just like the sleeker design of the Priv over this although like I said before, I can see why Blackberry chose this design.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 12:41

65. keekai05 (Posts: 116; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


You mean opthalmologist right?

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 23:51

43. Zeeya (Posts: 276; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Sry looks s**tty...

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:23

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 1731; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Can't wait for the Blackberry Baroque, Renaissance and Edo (Japan Exclusive) to be released to selective markets respectively.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:23 1

7. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


I dont like this design, Priv desing looks better at least for me.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:26

16. runzlord (Posts: 220; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


It was suppose to be an affordable model, most times affordable models of phones don't always look great.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:46

25. Subie (Posts: 435; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Well the article does say that this might not be the final design.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:40

9. Tziggy14 (Posts: 437; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


They might be seeing some success with the Priv if they're considering making another phone like this.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:33 1

20. runzlord (Posts: 220; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Out sold on amazon and can't meet demands at shop.blackberry.com

I mean when was the last time this happened to blackberry? Believe or not, Christmas is already taking place at BlackBerry's HQ

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:42 2

23. Subie (Posts: 435; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Limited runs of the Passport sold out last year too. That's the last time this happened to BlackBerry.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:41 1

11. justReLaxx (Posts: 24; Member since: 03 Nov 2015)


I'd love to see a landscape slide out keyboard. Take the Passport, increase the screen to cover the first two rows of the keyboard (maybe more), then put a landscape slide out keyboard. BAM! I think I would like it a lot.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:18 1

14. tacarat (Posts: 721; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


So sad there's a physical keyboard.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:39 2

21. runzlord (Posts: 220; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Physical keyboards are actually nice, I read some reviews including PA review of the PRIV and they were all complaining that its faster to type on the screen and the keyboard was not needed except Crackberry. You know the reason?

John V. Had been using an Android or an iPhone for years now and is used to on-screen keyboard already, but blackberry users would find the keyboard 5 times much easier than on-screen keyboard cos that is what they are familiar with. Q10, passport, classic made more sales than z10, z30 cos of keyboards!

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:09

34. czvezda (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


Problem is those core users aren't going to save BB. Physical keyboards don't cater to the masses... and don't give me the "BB serving a niche" bs, it's a business. The security is what will pull people to the phones, not the physical keyboard. OEM's are moving toward near-stock builds with little differentiation in terms of features. What none of those phones have are comprehensive security like on BB's, that should be their target. Give us a normal flagship phone on android!

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:16 2

37. meanestgenius (Posts: 9229; Member since: 28 May 2014)


If you seriously believe that the physical keyboard will not play a good part in bringing individuals to the Priv, then you haven't been paying attention to the Internet. The PKB is one of the main ways BlackBerry will differentiate from every other "me too" slab that populates the Android ecosystem.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 12:25

64. Subie (Posts: 435; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


I also think of build quality as well as call quality. I know call quality isn't high up on most peoples requirements when looking for a phone but I definitely consider it. And as far as a communications device is concerned BlackBerry has always been among the top of the field!

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:20

15. redmd (Posts: 1222; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Thay should have done this years ago.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 21:38 2

32. Bernoulli (Posts: 3705; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Haha what's up with blackberry using European city names with the letter V for their phone prototypes? First venice, now Vienna, what's next, Verona? Kind of odd but still make some good products.

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