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BlackBerry isn’t dead; an Android phone ‘Venice’ on its way

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is all set to make a comeback into the whopping Smartphone Android market. According to specs, the BlackBerry Android phone buys a similar look of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with its curved slides. BlackBerry was planning to build a phone in conjunction with Google’s Android software, earlier this year. But, this is considered to be company’s last move to make up for its catastrophic drop-in sales of BB10 touchscreen handsets.blackberry-venice-android-phone

Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, identified for leaks of new handsets, who posted its supposed first look in his twitter account, and says that the latest BlackBerry can be launched on AT&T and taken to be codenamed as Venice. BlackBerry tried its best to make a few noticeable lateral entries with a slider gadget, a dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard, but still it could not compete-well with the Android or Apple, briefly due to lack of big labelled apps.

However, the Company mentioned in an email statement as,

‘We don’t comment on rumors and speculation, but we remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which provides security and productivity benefits that are unmatched.’

New BlackBerry Android phone will perhaps make use of a promising slider device, likely to be released this autumn, two sources said. The slider will be a mashup of a physical keyboard with a touchscreen, all at the user’s service. Sources said, that if BlackBerry moves forward on a plan to launch an Android device that boasts of its upcoming release will definitely include some of its patented features in its BlackBerry 10 operating system. BlackBerry showcased the slider device model at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in the Month of March this year.

A while ago, the company had revealed its well-known BlackBerry Messaging app to all those using competing operating systems, trumpet-blasting its preparation to overpower them with its in-house features, including the BlackBerry Hub and its virtual keyboard. The company, which was dwelling the Android sales market lately in 2011 had engaged 17,500 people, came down to a meager slot to 6,225 in February, and that it’s going to further cut off the number, by how much, is not known yet.

By adding, an Android line-up to its already prevailing BlackBerry Keyboard operated services, the company aims to catch a role in the touchscreen subjugated Android market. It’s possible that the device may fascinate those users who are still using the older BlackBerry keyboard handset, but are in a trance to access the widest possible options that Android has to offer.

Also, BlackBerry has a strong faith in its trump card, which is its all-new device-management system, BES12, which has the potential to embark corporate as well as government network to not only administer, but all the BlackBerry devices on its internal network. Irrespective of the device found in the internal network, the BES12  can monitor the manage devices, which are powered by Android, Apple’s iOS platform and Microsoft’s Corporation’s Windows OS. However, getting the customer’s conviction on this subject, its device management system can able to support multiple platforms.

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About Zaveeth Aslam F

Zaveeth Aslam F is an enthusiast, emerged into blogging, software development and technical writing. He loves to all aspects of Technology, Online Shopping, Gadgets and expert in Mobile Phones (iOS, Android, BB, etc.). Before joining TheNextDigit, he worked with several organizations, and has a wide range of knowledge in field of Internet.He has a collection of gaming consoles from Gameboy to latest Xbox One. He writes news articles related to gaming, smartphones and other gadgets.


  1. "triumph card" ??? WTF is a "triumph card" ???? An old english motorcycle with a baseball card in the spokes???

  2. Apple should purchase Blackberry.

  3. Blackberry IS dead. Releasing a probably overpriced "me too" phone 3 years too tale isn't relevant anymore.

  4. Blackberry adding Android to its line up, and now MS will dump Windows Phone for Android.

    Android rules.

  5. BlackBerry could still be relevant if it decides to be the Apple equivalent in the Android space. That is, deliver high quality products that work (side note: Apple has lost its way since Steve's departure). Samsung is considered an OK device manufacturer for the masses so there is an opportunity for Blackberry but is must ditch its own OS even if it is better than the Android OS

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