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Thu 3 Sep 2015 12:49 PM

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Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice

Images purportedly showing BlackBerry's latest handset, powered by Android, appear online

Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice
BlackBerry’s rumoured Android-based handset has purportedly surfaced in the wild, according to a set of photos posted to Facebook by Vietnam resident Ba Minh Duc. (Ba Minh Duc)
Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice
Unlike the original concept shown off by BlackBerry earlier this year, the power button appears to have been moved to the side of the device, while the SIM and SD card slots are on the top (Ba Minh Duc)
Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice
When BlackBerry showed off renders of the Venice at Mobile World Congress, the vendor promised a curved screen (Ba Minh Duc)
Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice
The device, dubbed the Venice, features a standard touch-screen display, though it also has a slider that reveals a full physical QWERTY keyboard (Ba Minh Duc)
Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice
The pictures clearly show the Android OS, presumably Android Lollipop, running on the device. (Ba Minh Duc)
Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice
The device is said to feature an 18MP rear-facing camera (Ba Minh Duc)
Leaked... BlackBerry's Android-based Venice
The device is said to be a work in progress by all the big BlackBerry fan-sites, meaning it’s likely that the final version of the Venice will have gone through a few more rounds of changes before it ships. (Ba Minh Duc)