As it stands right now, the BlackBerry-branded Venice is a really poorly kept secret, especially with the launch of the device not rumored to happen until November. But of course leaks and rumors are part of the business, and considering how long BlackBerry has been part of it, the company’s probably not at all surprised to keep seeing their unannounced device making the rounds out of the Rumor Mill.
The latest batch of photos reportedly showcasing the Venice do indeed reveal a device that we’ve seen several times over the last several months, showing a slider device running Android but boasting a BlackBerry logo on its shell. That display is said to come in at 5.4 inches, for those keeping track, and according to the report from Android Authority, the device is running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor under the hood.
The experience seems to be a close-to-vanilla Android effort, with only a few tweaks put in place by the manufacturer to spice things up. That seems to include a few more options when swiping up from the bottom of the display, which are offered alongside the standard Google Now option. The app switcher has been changed around, too, with the size of the apps listed therein changing in size depending on how often you use the app. It’s a nice idea, but it will be interesting to see how it works in practice.
On the back, the rumored 18-megapixel camera is fully detailed, but unfortunately there aren’t any sample images from the camera just yet. Hopefully BlackBerry’s megapixel heavy shooter can take some impressive pictures.
Based on these new images, what do you think of the Venice? Are you considering it for your next phone?