Check out the BlackBerry Venice starring in a new video

Check out the BlackBerry Venice starring in a new video
Just the other day, some new live pictures of the BlackBerry Venice surfaced, showing the slider running Android. Today, a video has appeared showing off an evaluation unit. From the video, it does not appear that either side of the screen is curved like the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge or Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. The lighting on some pictures made the screen look curved, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

We can see that like the QWERTY on the BlackBerry Passport, users will be able to scroll what is on the screen by moving their finger up or down on the QWERTY keys. The Venice also appears to offer a "double tap to wake" feature. And as we pointed out the other day, sliding up from the bottom of the screen offers you three choices. We can now clearly see that you can select from BlackBerry Hub, Google services and a universal search which will allow you to rummage through the web and your phone. A microSD slot is placed on top of the handset, so it looks like there will be expandable memory offered.

There is a sizable speaker grill on the bottom of the unit, although that doesn't mean that the actual speaker is that large. The power button and volume rocker are on the right side, along with the BlackBerry Convenience Key that usually comes out of the box as a button to open the camera, but can be programmed to handle other functions.

So far, there is no word from BlackBerry as to when the Venice will be unveiled. There is speculation that the handset will be available in November from all four major U.S. carriers. Looks like you'll be able to tell your significant other exactly what you want for Chanukah or Christmas this year.



source: BakaMobile via TmoNews

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41 Comments

1. ventusnova

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

pretty decent looking phone, call me old fashioned, but ive used blackberry for years and have had no issues with their devices, i had a q10 and z10, they were great. hope this one is too.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you can't beat them, use them.

33. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I think most of the BB adict here feel sad because the screen is NOT curved as S6 edge.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22431; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think YOU feel sad because the screen actually IS curved like the S6 Edge/S6 Edge +, unlike what you and a few others that have posted on BlackBerry articles tried to say, recently.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not a "rumor" anymore apparently.

5. willard12 unregistered

Apparently, we didn't need Blackberry to confirm it. It still looks like a great device even without the edge screen that some experts said it would have. Hopefully it opens Blackberry up to a whole new segment of customers.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Agreed I think they refused to see all the signs.

39. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Already booked an iPhone 6s Plus. If i don't like it i will sell it for the Blackberry Venice.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 22431; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks like it DOES INDEED have a dual-edged screen, just like some experts said it would have. You may insert your foot into your mouth at any time.

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Wow! I'm very interested in seeing someone run it thru a battery test.

6. zyxxyz

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Everyone is waiting for Nokia + Android. But what we really need is Blackberry + Android. FTW!

24. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I'm waiting for both because l love those two legends

7. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Come on Blackberry get it released just before Xmas and it will become a Very popular smartphone,it looks Spot on,just dying to read a review about this phone

8. scramasax

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Nothing still that could convince me to trade my Blackberry Passport Silver Edition for this thing... Hope they will have a BB10 version though not just Android.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22431; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. It looks great, but I'm not giving up my Passport. I will be picking one up though, to see how good it actually is.

9. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

What about dust and water resistance? Niche concerns I suppose, but I'm a niche user I suppose.

10. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

make it in white

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Not sure what to make of this. It almost looks like an Android skin running on top of BB OS10.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22431; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's exactly what I was thinking.

38. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If that is the case I will like it even more.

12. miketer

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Looking better and better as the days go buy.

13. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

it looks slim for a slider foon, dont know why other OEMS not making landscape sliders

14. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Security is really in demand right now and will continue to be. It's good to see BB is getting smart and building a good device on the leading OS. (exactly what Nokia should have also done years ago) I see no reason BB can't be a top 3 Android manufacturer with their security features, if they are able to build premium flagship devices. But they still should have put the camera in the screen side of the device at the top, in the same way the speaker is at the bottom.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22431; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks sweet! Very snappy...wonder if this is the final build or not? Time will tell as we get closer to its release date. I'm interested to see just how many here that bashed BlackBerry in the past will suddenly flock to this device.

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is awsome.

19. monoke

Posts: 1196; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Would be so much nicer with bb 10. Android and ios has gotten very dull and not as innovative as bb 10 imo.

20. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Suuweeet!! Come to papa...this is a make or break for blackberry. Please make a great camera and see how it'll fly.

21. Rager722 unregistered

Both my favorite OS's coming together!

23. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

I JUST WANT YOU BABY .... MY GOD WHAT A GORGEOUS DEVICE

25. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

looks very good. i'm hoping for a good price. $500-$600

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