New BlackBerry Venice render shows up: Android Lollipop and curved screen visible

New BlackBerry Venice render shows up: Android Lollipop and curved screen visible
BlackBerry might soon release a high-end Android slider with a curved Quad HD display. Currently known as BlackBerry Venice, the device is expected to be officially introduced in November, with AT&T being one of the carriers to offer it.

Last month, we saw a few images that reportedly showed the Venice running BlackBerry OS 10, and today we can take a look at a new render, this time showing the handset running Android Lollipop.

Posted by @evleaks, the new render reveals the Venice when it's closed (thus without its sliding keyboard out). The handset's display - possibly a 5.4-inch one - is curved on the right and left sides, similar to the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. We can also notice a front-facing speaker, a microUSB port, a 3.5 mm audio jack, and two volume buttons on the right side of the device.

Yesterday, we showed you a render of what could be another one of BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphones. However, that was likely just a Passport running a modified version of Lollipop.

BlackBerry has yet to confirm that it's planning to release Android smartphones. However, John Chen, the company's CEO, didn't shot down all the rumors about this, saying that BlackBerry would launch an Android smartphone if it could make it "secure enough."

Take a look at the alleged BlackBerry Venice below, and let us know if you like what you're seeing.


source: @evleaks

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