Android-powered Blackberry Smartphone Rumoured for November Release



Samsung is attempting to revoke old memories where using a physical keyboard was bliss with the new Keyboard Cover accessory that will be sold as an accessory to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ buyers. Many have said that Samsung is keen on attracting the last of the remaining Blackberry faithful with its latest devices since it has almost covered the security lose ends not just with its KNOX security solution that has seen it get in the good books of organizations most concerned about security like governments but also partnered with Blackberry itself to make that happen.

But what if Blackberry itself took several steps to hold on to its few remaining loyal customers and also attract new young customers currently using other devices including Samsung’s own Galaxy smartphones by offering a mix of the old famous Blackberry QWERTY keyboard and trusted security while keeping up with the times with a touch of Android Lollipop? That is what has been rumoured to be the case for the longest time now. At some point it was even pointed out that the Waterloo-based troubled device maker may even partner with Samsung for such a venture but with time passing by, it increasingly looks like it will be a solo effort and not just that, it is only a matter of when and not if.

Renowned leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) who we’ve turned to before for such news, took to Twitter to update us on what he knows so far that we don’t: when to expect Blackberry’s rumoured Android smartphone that features a slide-out keyboard, said to be called Venice, in the market. Looks like we are not far from seeing it. If Mr Blass is to be believed, then Blackberry Venice is expected to hit all the four major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) by November.