Android-based BlackBerry Venice to be launched by T-Mobile
posted by Florin T. / Aug 08, 2015, 5:53 PM
According to previous rumors, BlackBerry is planning to announce the Venice in November. We've already seen renders reportedly showing the new handset, and you can check them out for yourself in the slideshow below.
The BlackBerry Venice is supposed to be a high-end slider with a full QWERTY keyboard, and a 5.4-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display that seems to be slightly curved at the edges - similar to the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Other features might include a six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, a 18 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and 3 GB of RAM.
What do you think of the BlackBerry Venice thus far? Can it stand next to other high-end Android phones?
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I'm totally going to get this.
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 6:10 PM 8
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Blackberry could have done this a long time ago, but im glad they are finally doing it
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 6:14 PM 13
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Rumors, rumors....ah, what the hell, I'll play along. Looks great! I hope BlackBerry sells several aircraft carrier sized ships of these, but I won't be getting one, thank you very much. But, I'll definitely be buying the BB10 version of the BlackBerry Venice. :)
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 6:19 PM 9
Would a BB10-skinned Android work, Monsier?
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 7:21 PM 2
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No confirmation yet if it runs Android or BB10. I personally rule out the two versions scenario
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 8:06 PM 1
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Hope you guys don't mind it being a BBOS10 device, because it won't have android on it. The rumors keep flying .
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 7:20 PM 2
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It's a good thing that the spec will be up-to-date with the current rate. My question is, does it really need the SD808 to be able to run efficiently on the BlackBerry platform? Having a great camera is a must on a flagship level these days, so that's great if this device actually hits the market.
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 7:33 PM 2
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One of the things that makes BlackBerry's special is their own unique operating system. Even if something like this sells it still wouldn't be special any more.
posted on Aug 08, 2015, 8:10 PM 3
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Knowing BB makes good phones, I can see myself getting one. Not for T Mo tho. So if BB do try the Android route...its BB and Motorola now that are my favs in Android land. I value reception above all else. Samsung makes good smartphones overall...but they are hit or miss with reception. HTC too. I had a bad experience with LG recently that makes me wary of them now.
posted on Aug 09, 2015, 12:06 AM 0
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