Check out this exclusive photo of the BlackBerry Venice; several specs confirmed

A PhoneArena reader has just sent us an exclusive picture of the BlackBerry Venice. At the same time, he also confirmed many of the rumored specs of the device. While playing around with the Android powered slider, he was able to ascertain the 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution display on the phone, which he says is stuffed with 3GB of RAM. An 18MP rear-facing camera adorns the back of the unit and does offer OIS capabilities. The battery is 3XXXmAh.

According to our tipster, the BlackBerry Venice is an "amazing device" and he adds that "security is second to none." The image he sent us shows the virtual QWERTY keyboard on the screen. Usually we see the physical QWERTY keyboard that can be used when the slider is activated.

The BlackBerry Venice will no doubt have a new name by the time the device is ready to be launched. Speculation has the Android powered phone powered by the Snapdragon 808 SoC carrying a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. The phone is expected to be offered by all four major U.S. carriers in November.


There is talk that if sales of the Android powered slider do well, next year BlackBerry will offer an Android driven version of the BlackBerry Passport.

Thanks for the tip!

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98 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

18MP camera...? Not 13, 16 or 21MP that phones traditionally have nowadays?

3. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

I wonder if it's a sony unit

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think it may be a Sony unit.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

Strange, right? I have wondered the same since the specs started cropping up.

11. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Guess the same could be said about Apple's 12MP camera

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are 100% correct about that.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well the cameras on the iPhones are still taking top notch pictures. It's not always about the megapixels. Just go look at the M9 for example.

32. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Dude.. Enough with top notch IPhone s**t... Nobody asked or talked about quality...!!!

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't want to hear the truth then stop the bullsh-. It's ok to be wrong.

34. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

M9 camera can leave iphone in dust with proper settings. Same with vibe shot but not as great as samsung's. Even oppo's r7 can beat iphone in low light. You should go out and try the gadgets instead of always relying on mainstream reviews. Please accept the fact that iphone 6 is great for 2012.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually I've tried many gadgets including blackberry. Don't be ignorant. The M9 has a terrible camera plain and simple. Don't get mad at me for telling the truth.

33. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Keyboards need to slide out from the SIDE, not the bottom. This is the stupidity that killed Blackberry.

36. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Are you serious right now? Keyboards that slide out from the bottom are more convenient since you don't have to turn the handset sideways. Plus it looks nicer. And if you think this is "stupidity" then you're the definition of it.

43. ROLZARN

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

because of the 15x9 resolution.. like Meizu phones.. curves like in S6edge

2. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Really hoping this turns out to be a great device.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Maybe my first blackberry phone. Hope it will be great with the value added blackberry services.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Define value.

42. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Better than what Mxyzptik is having.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Aka I can't answer the question.

46. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Value, by definition, is getting the most bang for your buck. BlackBerry high-end hardware has always been 2nd to none. BlackBerry security is unmatched. What good are apps if your device isn't good enough to last the length of your contract? There are legacy BlackBerry devices in use all around the world that were produced 5 or 6 years ago. THAT is value.

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!! (In my darkkjedi voice). That was spot on, Crispin. +1 to you.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Unless you don't want to get roasted I suggest you not to start a fire you won't be able to put out.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

You couldn't roast a chicken if it jumped in the flame for you. I simply agreed with Crispin. Stop being so paranoid. You're not important to me at all. But if you want it Michelle, you know that I'm more than ready to dish out your daily spanking.

57. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let me remind you princess that I did the same thing you're doing but you accused me of trolling you. If I'm not mistaken I remembered questioning about this to which you seemingly dodged over and over again. I mean you say spanking, I say bury and believe me I have the shovel ready if you want to be buried again.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

Michelle, you were trolling, because that's what you do. You're known as the biggest troll on this site for a reason. So bring any type of shovel you like, if you think it will help you. I'll make sure to take it from you bury you once more. Kinda like this: "Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7216; Member since: 21 Apr 2012) Lol +1. Dunny posted on20 Aug 2015, 03:55 image:http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/en/user-avatar/58512-icon/Mxyzptlk.PNG.jpg 9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7216; Member since: 21 Apr 2012) *Funny posted on20 Aug 2015, 04:3810 in response to #9 image:http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/en/user-avatar/117385-icon/IMG-20140211-125659-edit-edit.jpg 10. meanestgenius (Posts: 5890; Member since: 28 May 2014) That moment when you try and troll and autocorrect totally screws it up. Lmao!" Remember that? I buried you, and I didn't even need a shovel. Lol! Read more athttp://www.phonearena.com/news/5-second-BlackBerry-Venice-video-shows-how-the-QWERTY-slides-on-the-Android-flavored-model_id72871#i1riiDFBzYOUYKdG.99

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No princess, if that's considered trolling when I wasn't responding to you in that comment then you're trolling here as well otherwise you're a hypocrite plain and simple. So yes I consider that a burial. Lol you can stop while the hole isn't that deep.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

So, you're saying that when you take subs at someone it's ok, you were not trolling, the offended party is being paranoid, etc. But when you assume it's being done to you, it's a problem and they're trolling? The hypocrisy is real with you, Michelle. Here's a thought: don't do it to others, and then you won't have to worry about assuming others are doing it to you. Food for thought, yes? But knowing you, you'll just remain in denial, always trying to play the victim when someone calls you out on your trolling BS. Good thing that what you consider is BS compared to what's fact. So I'll take that shovel from you now. I need it to load the dirt and gravel on you.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Subs? I think you mean snubs. How is it hypocrisy? You're the one who said it was trolling Mrs. Double Standards. The hypocrisy is with you. Food for your thoughts. Sort of like you're doing right? You would know about playing the victim since you act like a helpless princess. No I insist on burying you.

64. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, I mean SUBS. As in subtle. Get with the times. I'm likely your senior by many years and I'm more with the times than you are. And yes, you were trolling. You almost always are. And you even outed yourself in this article. In comment #51, which is your comment, you said "despite the comments I actually wouldn't mind having a BlackBerry device." *Despite the comments* obviously means despite your comments. Your comments are usually of a trolling nature about BlackBerry, or made to get a rise out of BlackBerry users. In essence, trolling. Thanks for outing yourself yet again, Michelle. Play the victim all you want, but most on this site no better. You're normally the instigator. I don't even need the shovel now. You've done an excellent job burying yourself.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 22042; Member since: May 28, 2014

*know

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