Fresh live images of the BlackBerry Venice leak, dripping Android all over

Fresh live images of the BlackBerry Venice leak, dripping Android all over
Newly leaked images of the BlackBerry Venice have surfaced, giving Android users a look at the slider running Google's open source OS.  As we previously mentioned, the operating system is basically stock Android with several BlackBerry 10 features. When the phone boots up, the Android bugdroid is seen holding a shield as a way to emphasize the secure nature of the software. One of the changes to Android can be seen in the series of photos found in the slideshow, where three options (including Google Now) are offered with a swipe up. The other two options allow you to create a message, or perform a local search.

Another image, this one of the Recent Apps page, shows that the "card" for each app is a different size based on how often you employ that particular app. Also, take a gander at the picture of the boot screen with the BlackBerry logo near the top, followed by the phrase "powered by Android." Other photos reveal that users will be able to do quite a few things from the home screen, such as adding a new event or meeting to their calendar, and check their agenda for the day. BlackBerry Venice users will also be able to write an email or BBM message, and send a text directly from the home screen.

The BlackBerry Venice is rumored to be model number STV100-6, and is expected to feature a 5.4-inch screen. The Snapdragon 808 SoC is driving the handset, with a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is said to be inside, and the rear-facing camera is believed to be 18MP with support for OIS. We could see the Venice launch on all four major U.S. carriers in November, just in time for the holiday season. The last time we saw such interest in a new 'Berry was when the ill-fated BlackBerry Storm was being prepped for its Titanic-like maiden voyage. Even the unique looking BlackBerry Passport didn't elicit the amount of interest that the Venice has.

source: AndroidAuthority



1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Hell yea. This looks awesome. Good luck Blackberry.

28. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

There are so many damn wins with this phone 1. PHYSICAL keyboard with flagship specs 2. Micro SD 3. Not a damn mini tablet at reported 5.4 inch screen size 4. Stock android 5. Sexy as hell This is just about my dream smartphone. I haven't been this excited about getting a new smartphone since the iPhone. THROWING MONEY AT SCREEN!!!!

55. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

All amazing and I like them but one thing that will bother me is not having great camera

58. synthetic_llama

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Well yeah it is amazing, though hopefully they add the trackball to Venice 2. In the meantime, I'll still be rocking this nice phone

60. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You lost all credibility when you mentioned iphone

66. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

No I did not, but you certainly did. If it wasn't for the iPhone, android wouldn't be where it is today. I, along with anyone interested in technology, is very grateful for what the iPhone has done for the mobile industry.

95. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I like it a lot but the absence of a fingerprint sensor upsets me. I would gladly trust a BB phone with my fp , rather than any Android phone. iPhone is also pretty good here.

82. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like it for much!!! Remind me of Motorola Milestone 2. Love the QWERTY keyboard.

89. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

too thick.

104. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

they should have done this a long time ago. when this comes out and the price is right then im gonna go get one!

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Oh man. Blackberry hurry up and release the device!

23. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

No kidding, this looks gorgeous

31. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I'll buy unlocked at $1,000 if I have to. Hell, maybe 2. The phone looks that awesome.

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But you were just trolling on how Apple users buy expensive phones yet you're willing to spend $1,000 on a phone. Logic.

35. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I believe you are replying to the wrong person, because I never stated that. Fail.

46. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

All honesty with the way trends have been, it will be sooner than later when all "flagships" will average to the 1k price tag sadly

96. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Sales indicate that the era of "Flagships" is already over. There is only one flagship as far as sales goes, and it aint an Android. Apart from the iPhone, the Mid and Entry level dominate worldwide. Even feature phones outsell flagships.

26. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

They always take too long for releasing a device after has been announced/leaked... Remember the Playbook? it was announced for about 2 years before it actually came to stores, and at that point the hype was long lost and the matured iPad kept its position easily. Hopefully this does not happen under Chen, because this might be the device they need to came back from the dead

48. Furbal unregistered

oh my damn, my Moto X is going back for a refund (underwhelmed with quality control on it, good phone tho). This looks good

54. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

What didn't you like about it?

59. Furbal unregistered

Screen quality on mine has the same issue my Nexus 6 and G4 had (areas of dark banding). Speaker crackling, notification volume is way to low. Metal frame had a small dent on it from the factory (on the inner part facing the battery cover). Small QC things that should not be on a phone released from the factory.

83. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Monster needs to really amp up their quality control.

84. Mxyzptlk unregistered


90. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Another auto-correct fail from iPhone, huh ?

105. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know autocorrect fail can happen on other devices besides the iphone? Case in point an android device.

111. meanestgenius

Posts: 22775; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're getting defensive again.

113. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're getting salty again.

116. meanestgenius

Posts: 22775; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're getting defensive again.

119. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the Queen of getting defensive.

122. meanestgenius

Posts: 22775; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering your avatar is of a male imp that has an extreme infatuation with a male krypton, I'd say you're the "queen" of anything around here.

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