Check out the BlackBerry Venice starring in a new video
posted by Alan F. / Sep 18, 2015, 12:24 PM
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
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.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 12:29 PM 11
If you can't beat them, use them.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 12:30 PM 3
Not a "rumor" anymore apparently.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 12:29 PM 1
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.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 12:42 PM 5
Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2015
Everyone is waiting for Nokia + Android. But what we really need is Blackberry + Android. FTW!
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 12:45 PM 5
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.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 12:59 PM 4
Posts: 3098; 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.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 1:19 PM 2
Posts: 985; 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.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 1:34 PM 0
Posts: 21485; 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.
posted on Sep 18, 2015, 2:13 PM 3
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