BlackBerry registers AndroidSecured.com - BlackBerry Android phones incoming?
posted by Florin T. / Jul 08, 2015, 1:25 PM
The new domain names were registered via corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor, but, as the screenshot seen below is showing, they actually belong to BlackBerry Limited. This obviously makes us think that BlackBerry can, and will make secure Android smartphones, though for now the company isn't confirming anything.
It's said that BlackBerry is readying two Android smartphones for later this year. The first one, codenamed BlackBerry Prague and expected to be launched as soon as August, should be an entry-level model in the style of the BlackBerry Z3. The second BlackBerry Android smartphone, codenamed Venice, should be a high-end one, offering features like a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Venice (allegedly seen in the renders below) might be released this November.
It looks like smartphone users like the idea of Android-powered BlackBerry handsets. Now it's up to the Canadian company to deliver attractive devices.
source: The Domains via N4BB
Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015
Just bring blackberry hub, and the app home screen switching to the new android phones. Some blackberry style icons wouldnt hurt either as long as they are tweaked to material design.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 1:34 PM 6
I think at this point it's so obvious unless blackberry is trolling themselves.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 1:34 PM 1
Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015
With android blackberry phone passport, classic, and all old bb with bad OS price value will be zero
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 12:09 AM 0
Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015
What am i gonna do now? I currently own s6 (non edge) because i find it way more comfortable to hold after using the edge for a few days, a Note 4, a Sony Z3 , an iPhone 5s , and an Lg G2. Now i will sell away most of these phones , but i am too confused on what to buy. iPhone 6s for sure , Note 5 for sure , S6 Edge + ..maybe , Blackberry Venice running android for sure. but eventually itll be a waste of money . what to do? also not to mention some amazing phones which i expect to come as well like a Nexus 5 (2015) ,Droid turbo - 2.0 , Spec monster Xioami Mi5. I am just gonna go crazy !!!
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 1:35 PM 1
*grabs popcorn * Since blackberry articles tend to get heated more than a congressional debate
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 1:36 PM 6
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But not quite as much as iOS related articles.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 2:50 PM 2
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BlackBerry is definitely either making an Android handset, or they will now have Google Play Services installed on BlackBerry handsets. Will be interesting to see which one it turns out to be.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 2:48 PM 3
Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014
I want BB device running Android. It will be amazing.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 3:50 PM 2
Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013
Yeah, other than apps, Android adds no value, but it does subtract value. Owning both BB10 and Android devices, everything Android does, BB10 does as well, or better, but Android is by no means as secure or as productivity focused.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 5:53 PM 2
Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 08, 2015
Long time Android user here. When when my last keyboarded Android needed replacing, I toyed with a BlackBerry but dismissed it for lack of compatibility with Google Play Services. I'd be happy to use BBOS if it is compatible with all Android apps.
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 12:42 AM 1
Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 19, 2014
BlackBerry 10 devices already run android on the side. O.S 10.3.1 runtime is android 4.3. Next step is adding the option of google play services support. Superior user interface, universal search, shortcuts and easy access to all the apps. Can't wait for their next step.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 3:45 PM 4
Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013
Good. Now bring us the ultimate 6" combo of a Playbook + Note killer device and just call that the Blackberry PDA. Trust me that name alone will reel 'em in and break the deck. FHD, SD808, good IP ratings or MIL STD, 4000mAh batt then name your price.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 5:34 PM 0
Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 15, 2015
I wanna see both a BB running Android and a BB running BBOS with Google Play Services.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 11:43 PM 3
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