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New BlackBerry Venice leak hints that BlackBerry 10 could be used as an Android skin

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New BlackBerry Venice leak hints that BlackBerry 10 could be used as an Android skin
A tweet from Evan Blass might reveal the plan that BlackBerry has in regards to Android flavored 'Berry handsets. A GIF posted inside the tweet (which we've embedded as a YouTube video) shows the BlackBerry Productivity Suite running on the BlackBerry Venice slider. The Productivity Suite is one of three such suites that will run on BlackBerry handsets. The other two are the BlackBerry Communication Suite and BlackBerry Security Suite.

The Productivity Suite includes BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry Contacts, Documents To Go and Universal Search. The Productivity Suite appears to be included with the Android ROM used on the Venice. This makes it appear as though BlackBerry's version of Android will come with a skin that includes features from BlackBerry 10.

For both Android and BlackBerry fans, this is getting more and more interesting with each leak. As Evan Blass notes on his tweet, the Venice is no stock Android phone. Even the most die-hard Android fan might think it more productive to have a BlackBerry 10 based UI running on top of Android than say, TouchWiz.

Sill, nothing has been confirmed yet, and even the Venice slider is just a pipe dream until BlackBerry makes it official.




source: @evleaks via Crackberry

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