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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: 15696; 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: 3710; 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, 19:18 8

4. Florin.T (Posts: 251; 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, 19:28 5

8. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 926; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


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

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:41

10. Wolf_Blitza (Posts: 62; 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: 926; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


So you think that Vienna is a name for sausages?

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:17

13. tacarat (Posts: 796; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


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

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:26 1

17. Rafishant (Posts: 328; 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, 20:30

18. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1930; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


In Austria they're called Spam Sticks.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:41 5

22. runzlord (Posts: 238; 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: 1132; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Your post just makes me feel sad

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 22:40

38. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 222; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


Nokia powered by Android

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 23:49 1

42. Zeeya (Posts: 325; 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: 258; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


The phone design reminds me of the Samsung Replenish.

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 00:07

48. tonyv13 (Posts: 60; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


Yet you still using Windows lol

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 02:15 1

50. Cicero (Posts: 906; 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, 04:26

53. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15696; 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 12 Nov 2015, 05:13

54. Pattyface (Posts: 1645; 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, 06:05

57. Spedez (Posts: 480; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


*facepalm*

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 07:42 2

58. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2088; Member since: 29 May 2014)


No. They merely paid the board for their decision.

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 12 Nov 2015, 08:20

62. Bernoulli (Posts: 4239; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Not many people know schnitzel, but everyone knows sushi!

posted on 12 Nov 2015, 09:57

63. Hatshipuh (Posts: 137; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


This actually explains a lot of things.

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 19:16 1

2. Commentator (Posts: 3710; 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: 14504; 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: 238; 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: 428; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


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

posted on 11 Nov 2015, 20:49 1

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 14504; 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 11 Nov 2015, 20:51 2

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 14504; 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: 428; 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.

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