BlackBerry Venice to be called the BlackBerry Priv?

BlackBerry Venice to be called the BlackBerry Priv?
A tweet from Evan Blass reveals that the BlackBerry Venice slider, which has captivated many who normally wouldn't give BlackBerry a second glance, is going to be called the BlackBerry Priv. According to N4BB, their own independent sources have confirmed the new name. The handset, which is powered by Google's open source operating system, is rumored to be available in November, in time for the holiday shopping season. All four major U.S. carriers are said to be lining up to get a piece of the action.

The Venice (or shall we say the Priv), is rumored to be model number STV100-6. According to the latest rumors, the slider will feature a 5.4-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, containing a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside. The rear-facing camera will be 18MP and will feature OIS.

Now that the name has hit the rumor mill, we are probably closing in on the announcement from BlackBerry that will make this all official. As we noted the other day, the Priv is shaping up to become the most eagerly anticipated BlackBerry handset since the ill-fated Blackberry Storm was launched in 2008.

Thanks for the tip!

source: @evleaks via N4BB
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