BlackBerry Venice slider could launch in November with QHD display, Snapdragon 808 chipset
posted by Alan F. / Jun 17, 2015, 1:00 PM
According to a report published today, the BlackBerry Venice will feature a 5.4-inch screen with curved edges and a resolution of 1440 x 2560. A 64-bit Snapdragon 808 SoC will be under the hood, featuring a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM will be inside, and there will be a rear and front-facing camera combo of 18MP/5MP.
The report adds that this stunning new 'Berry will be available by this November. Whether you're partial to Android or BlackBerry, the Venice looks like it has the chops to make some serious noise in the smartphone marketplace. One major question for BlackBerry. Can they get this device out in time to capitalize on holiday sales?
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I'm extremely excited to see how this pans out, and thrilled that they'll be keeping a BB 10 option. That being said, November is an absolutely terrible launch window...
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 1:04 PM 4
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I agree, BB needs to come out with a game changer this year. The passport was a good device but specs where a year behind. Sadly most consumers are spec w***es..
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 1:09 PM 1
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Spec wise, the Passport was pretty much on point with flagships when it launched. SD 801 + 3GB RAM was kind of the running standard when the device launched in September. It was only in October/November that handsets were launching with the SD 805.
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 1:19 PM 1
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The Passport used an 801 processor and, while Android manufacturers were preparing to come out with 805s around the time of the Passport, it wasn't like they used a very old processor. The performance difference between an 801 and 805 was very little. In fact, when Tom's Hardware did a test, they found the 805 to benchmark just slightly above (i.e. about 100 points in Antutu) the 801. Now, when it comes to this rumor I think they have it wrong. The reason I say that is because something is telling me that with their partnership with Samsung they would be stupid not to get the Exynos processor, especially considering their partnership would most likely mean a lower chipset price. Not that I would be upset if it used a Snapdragon 808, I just think they would be better off with the Exynos both in terms of performance and efficiency (Blackberry is always known for long battery life, so it would be smart for them to choose the most frugal CPU).
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 6:58 PM 4
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PA day by day becoming the most add populated site and now they are adding posts of other websites which are not safe and virus prone...!!! Maybe its time to go back to GSMArena..!!!
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finally somebody speaking out. the ads are getting more intrusive as well, if you are viewing on mobile.
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posted on Jun 17, 2015, 2:52 PM 2
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My only concern is that this looks a little top-heavy. I know it's not traditional BB style, but I wish they'd do a side-slider too. I hope someone in the States picks it up (and doesn't alter the design a la ATT and the Passport). I'd really like to try this out. I haven't played with a BB10 phone since the Z10.
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 1:15 PM 0
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It seems as though Blackberry are finally clawing their way back up in the world. I say to them, good look guys, let's see how you go
posted on Jun 17, 2015, 1:25 PM 0
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Android apps have too many ads and often there is no paid version without them. And if it is actually Google Android it will track everything you do unless you turn off certain features but then many apps will not work properly. I own a Nexus 6 and a Passport and I find that the Passport is better built and more productive for common tasks. So it is my daily use phone. I just pull out the Nexus 6 to apply all the updates once every few weeks.
posted on Jun 18, 2015, 10:41 AM 1
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