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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73 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's a terrible terrible name.

5. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

I actually agree, they should just stick with Venice. Priv (Preev?) just sounds made up.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know it sounds really stupid. I thought the passport was a little off but this is just stupid.

125. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

So are you.

22. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Priv here maybe means prive, like Armani Prive

33. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2366; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm guessing it's a nod to privacy. Although I do think they should've made it Prive personally.

43. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Venice >>>>>

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't care what they name it, just announce and release the damn thing already, BlackBerry! I'm eager to see what you can do with Android!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course you would.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don't try and troll me because you're getting owned in this comments section by Podrick. Take your butt-kicking like a man, little girl.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Even if he did, you're incapable of doing it.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

I always do it. One needs only to look at any BlackBerry or any other article where it's you vs me to see this.

77. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know how it goes. I knock you around a few times. You continue spewing the same bs and then I pack up after burying you.

85. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nah, more like I crush you like the gnat that you are on every confrontation.

99. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course, but then again the only one who lives in your little fantasy world is you and your delusional thoughts. However, in reality it's just as I said above.

103. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words: "Meanestgenius is absolutely correct. His retorts are wittier than mine, and I often find myself attempting to duplicate his vernacular. He truly is the meanest...and a genius!" There, I fixed your post for you.

110. Mxyzptlk unregistered

In other words, meanestnotgenius has lost yet again.

120. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

Really? That's all you've got? You're done here, Mxy. Again.

134. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

your just another GIRLY MAN !

6. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i could care less what they name it ,just release it already! i want it.!

13. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Hope they release it with a BlackBerry 10 version too

30. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

You'll be surprised on how Blackberry will wash their hand on BB10 as quickly as they can. Android for Blackberry is like Windows Phone for Nokia. The one that will kill their old platform. But John Chen doing it the right way, without crazy talk (unlike Steven Elop).

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

Chen has already stated more than once that he's committed to BB10 and that Android will not replace it. They especially cannot "wash their hand on BB10" due to the fact that NO OTHER OS has the amount of certs necessary to function in deep-level governments like BB10 does. No other OS is as secure, especially due to its QNX kernel. Nice try, but #trollFAIL once again.

21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Priv? Do they know what that means in the UK?

45. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I have heard people use it to refer to a bathroom?

128. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Priv is BlackBerry's nod to Privacy.

25. Hashed unregistered

They can call it whatever they want,, but the phone still looks so awesome.

32. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

The real question is will it sell? Because right now Enterprise are avoiding Blackberry and moving to WP/iOS/Android. Right now Blackberry is like EMPEROR WITH NO CLOTHES that stuck with one hit wonder (BBM).

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

The majority of enterprises around the world use BlackBerry's BES software to secure handsets running Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BBOS and BB10 devices. No other EMM/MDM provider is capable of doing this at this time. That's why Samsung went to BlackBerry to secure its Knox enterprise offering. That's why Google went BlackBerry to secure its Android for Work enterprise offering. That's why Google and BlackBerry now have such a deep level partnership concerning enterprises, as well as BlackBerry and Samsung. Even Sony turned to BlackBerry devices when their company got hacked. That's why governments around the world overwhelmingly choose BlackBerry. I can provide links to back up everything I just said. Can you?

53. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Post links please, which you NEVER DO. You just state lies and hope everyone will take them as fact.

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