Android-Based BlackBerry Smartphone Images Leak


Cool Magazine

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Images of two BlackBerry smartphones running Android have leaked. One of the devices appears to be based off of the current Passport, and the “Venice” will feature a quad-HD display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

BlackBerry 10 was supposed to be the OS that would allow the former smartphone king to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android handsets. The OS made its debut on the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, which were released in 2013, but the new smartphones and OS never took off with consumers and developers. In an effort to appeal to both groups, BlackBerry added support to run Android applications with the release of BB10.2.1. Now, the company is taking things one step further and is rumored to launch two new smartphones that will drop BB10 for Android.

BlackBerry is planning to release its first completely Android-based smartphone, and like previous devices, would include the company’s iconic and…

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