Blackberry has spent a lot of time searching for a new strategy to revive the company. If the flood of recent leaks is to be believed, the company has settled on making an Android device, dubbed the Blackberry Venice. As the star of a huge amount of recent leaks and rumors, the Blackberry Venice is all but officially revealed. The latest leak comes from Baka Mobile, which happens to be a retailer for Bell Mobility in Canada. The company has received an evaluation unit and posted a hands-on video to its blog.
The video confirms the sliding keyboard on the Blackberry Venice and also reveals that the keyboard has touch sensitivity, like the Blackberry Passport, which allows you to scroll up and down without moving you thumb up to the display. The device also contains Google services in combination with Blackberry additions, such as Blackberry Hub and Blackberry Device Search. Even though Blackberry has added unique pieces of its own software, the phone still resembles much of stock Android, which is a welcome relief.
All in all, the Blackberry Venice looks like its going to be a great device and we’re excited for its launch. Stay tuned for more coverage of the Blackberry Venice.