BlackBerry Vienna leaks out, could be BlackBerry's second Android smartphone

BlackBerry Vienna leaks out, could be BlackBerry's second Android smartphone
Remember those rumors about an Android version of the BlackBerry Passport? While such a device might never exist, it looks like BlackBerry is working on a new Android handset that has an always visible QWERTY keyboard - unlike the Priv, which features a hidden keyboard that's revealed only if you slide the display up. The handset that we're talking about is codenamed Vienna - this name kind of makes sense, since the Priv was codenamed Venice (in case you don't know, Vienna and Venice are both famous European cities).

CrackBerry has what seem to be the first images of the BlackBerry Vienna, with the mention that this might not be the device's final design. The handset doesn't seem to have the premium look of the BlackBerry Priv, and we assume it's going to be a cheaper product. There's a lot of bezel around the display of the Vienna, and we can also see three physical Android keys just above the QWERTY keyboard. Rear and front-facing cameras are also visible.

Unfortunately, there's no word on when we should expect BlackBerry to announce the Vienna (or whatever it's going to be called when it hits the market), but we're looking forward to finding out more about it. How about you: would you be interested in buying a BlackBerry Android smartphone like this?


source: CrackBerry

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69 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What an odd name. When I think of Vienna, I think of the little can of sausages.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think of Vienna, Austria. To each his own I guess. Personally I think "Vienna" sounds 100x better than "Priv."

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Vienna is just a codename, just like Venice as a codename for BB Priv.

17. Rafishant

Posts: 392; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Actually my first look at this phone made me think this is a Nokia Asha phone. It looks so Nokia design with the keyboard layout and overall phone boxy design.

22. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Anytime I see the name "NOKIA" I just feel somehow. And ask myself, what really happened to that company? Well, I still Blame Microsoft for everything.

29. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Your post just makes me feel sad

38. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

Nokia powered by Android

48. tonyv13

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Yet you still using Windows lol

54. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yes blame Microsoft for a companies poor decisions.. You act as though Microsoft forced the board to make the decision.. How about you blame who's really at fault? Nokia

58. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

No. They merely paid the board for their decision.

4. Florin.T

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

It's not odd at all for those living in Europe (it looks like canned Vienna sausages are a thing only in the US).

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

In Austria they're called Spam Sticks.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I live in the US, not Europe although I wouldn't mind living in Europe especially for the beer and the locales.

10. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

exactly, why would they name a phone after sausages?

12. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So you think that Vienna is a name for sausages?

60. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

MURICA, where they think Vienna is only a type of sausages and get upset over red Starbucks cups.

13. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

They're the size of AA batteries. Obviously it's going to last all day or longer.

50. Cicero

Posts: 1103; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Vienna (Austria too) it is not famous by their sausages. If you want something famous food related is schnitzel. Vienna is a great and nice city (economical, social and cultural).

62. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Not many people know schnitzel, but everyone knows sushi!

42. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Vienna ranks first place in 'international quality of living survey as the city with the highest quality of living worldwide.' 6 years in the row!!

45. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The phone design reminds me of the Samsung Replenish.

57. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

*facepalm*

63. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

This actually explains a lot of things.

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I know it's not "iconic BlackBerry," but I kind of wish they'd try a side-slider. I tested a Priv today and while I love the build (it's dead-gorgeous actually), when the keyboard slides out it's almost ridiculously tall. Based on build alone I would also consider a BlackBerry without a keyboard.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

This looks great! Kind of like a hybrid between the Passport and Classic, only longer. IMO, it even looks better than the Priv.

19. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Looks better than the priv?? Have you visited your optician today? You really should.

24. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

It's his opinion, which he is entitled to.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thank you. He clearly doesn't understand the meaning of the word.

28. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I'm eager to see the next Android Blackberry flagship. If I didn't have the Note 5 or iPhone 6s, I'd be all over the Priv because that's one sexy device.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed it is. It's one of the best looking decvices to come out this year.

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