Another picture of the eagerly awaited BlackBerry Venice surfaces

Another picture of the eagerly awaited BlackBerry Venice surfaces
BlackBerry could be just months away from having a huge hit on its hands with the BlackBerry Venice. The slider features curved edges on both sides of the screen, a front-facing speaker, and an 18MP rear-facing camera with OIS. Other rumored specs also sound quite enticing, including a 5.4-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The Snapdragon 808 is said to be powering the phone, carrying a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, and there is a 5MP front-facing snapper.

A new photo allegedly showing the BlackBerry Venice has been discovered, and shows the on-screen virtual keyboard that will reportedly accompany the physical QWERTY that comes with the slider. Many Android users have been intrigued with this device ever since BlackBerry first showed it off at MWC.

The BlackBerry Venice might also have a version that is powered by BlackBerry 10.3. The phone is expected to be released in November just in time for the holiday shopping season. We expect to see it offered by both AT&T and T-Mobile.

source: Crackberry



1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

HTC, Sony, or Blackberry. Who's gonna bankrupt first?

2. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013


3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Sony and Blackberry are comparatively more versatile than HTC. Worst case, Sony might pull out of mobile business and Blackberry out of hardware but not bankrupt. So I'd say HTC, maybe. Nonetheless, all of them bought their fate upon themselves so no sympathies from me, unfortunately.

6. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Out of handset = bankrupt/lost in handset?

22. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

The handset business is only a part of the BlackBerry portfolio. If they abandon it, they will be profitable in software and services. They are showing significant growth in both. HTC is useless if they can't sell phones. Their company completely relies on device sales, because they bring nothing else to the table.

42. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

They are showing growth in software only. BlackBerry service is related to BIS, which is the internet service supplied to the legacy BBOS handsets (discontinued since 2011). Service revenue is down month after month, and this division will be completely dead in a matter of two years. So, if they won't success in hardware, they will be a pure software company, which is still very good but much smaller than the old giant BlackBerry.

58. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You do realize BB OS10 does not work with BIS and is the core of their handset business. Stick with Nokia and leave BlackBerry to those who know.

68. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Mr. Abdullah, That guy mentioned that BB service is growing. I just inform him that BB service means the BIS came from legacy devices, and this revenue is declining due to discontinuing of BB legacy handsets. That is it

76. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't know who Abdullah is, there are no Abdullahs in Cuba where I'm from. BB services are not limited to BIS. BES is the world leader in EMM and commands a 60% presence around the globe. It's available for all the major platforms and thanks to the efforts of Edward Snowden, it's growing.

78. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I guess he forgot that the EZ Pass customers started paying for SERVICES in February. It is growing as BIS fades away.

84. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

EZ Pass for BES12 is recognized as part of BlackBerry Software segment, and not part of BlackBerry Service.

85. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Yet again, try to review BlackBerry Financial Earning reports. BES is regarded as a part of BlackBerry Software, AND NOT in the service department. I guess now you don't know well about BlackBerry Ltd. Read in SeekingAlpha or ask the share holders about these clear facts.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

bobbycraper lel.

5. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

HTC better start making Windows 10 phones cuz with Android they going nowhere

7. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

If HTC go to Windows 10. It will die instanly.

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Actually, even if Samsung mobile pulled the plug on tizen and Android and went strictly wp10, even they would die somewhat close to instantly. Lol Nobody wants a Windows handset.

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

they went nowhere with windows 8 and 8.1, you think when they go to windows 10 they will automatically get no.1 market share? lol

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

May be as there is now no Nokia, no.1 in windows 10 phones anyways

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Options is always good but it wouldn't be their savior. Now bundling a windows 10 phone with a pc sale and making money that way for HTC would be smart.

23. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

It's actually sad. I really enjoyed my M8 and I really thought HTC was heading in the right direction with that phone.

56. General.

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

I owned an HTC E8 and I enjoyed it as well but HTC this year released a lot of variations. Seems like they took the Samsung way and it didn't work :P

8. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I think BB device will die first.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

BB will die first, i guess theyll totally stop creating mobile phone next year after all those failure (they may survive if they adopt android 4-5 years ago) HTC can somehow survive since they can make cheap phone with great spec whenever they want (their investor may run away but they can survive with some loan) Sony mobile is just small fraction of giant company, even after Z5 failure they still can survive

19. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014


11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why anyone here is entertaining a question from a known trollbot is beyond me. Anyway, back on topic.... If BlackBerry makes an Android version, I hope they sell enough to fill several football stadiums to maximum capacity, from the field, to the seats, to the concession stands and bathrooms. But I'll be looking to purchase the BB10 powered one. ;)

13. mwain91

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I really don't see the android one selling well. Samsung, and the Chinese cheapo companies kind of have android on lock. I do however seeing people like you and I going for the BB10 model, assuming and hoping they make one. It will be like the torch but not a complete turd

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. I don't see BlackBerry making any real inroads with Android as well. But the BB10 version will definitely appeal to BlackBerry users.

51. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Android is the most popular mobile OS, and the biggest concern for its users is security. If Blackberry can guarantee the safest, most secure Android experience, I can see them get a sizable following.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not so sure. True, Android is the most popular mobile OS, but I don't think as many Android users as you think are concerned with security. I've seen Android users on this very site argue that Android security isn't that bad. The average smartphone user isn't concerned with security.

53. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But the users on this site do not accurately represent the average consumer. We are informed, are aware of issues like stage fright, and we are aware of workaround to ensure that we are not impacted by such issues. We know enough not to download questionable material from the Google Play store, We are wise enough to review app permissions before approving their download. The average consumer isn't aware of some of the basic, most common sense practices to guard themselves from malicious apps. If Blackberry markets their new phone as having to most popular OS on the market with the absolutely best security then I think they can nab a good deal of customers.

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