These are perhaps our clearest look yet at the upcoming Android device from BlackBerry, the Venice. Although these leaked images show that there are several BlackBerry-specific features in the Venice, it seems to be running on an almost stock version of Android.
Among the features that BlackBerry has implemented in the Venice is a dynamic Recent Apps page. Apparently, the size of the apps will change according to how often the user uses each app. Other than that, swiping up from the home button reveals not only the Google Now button, but also two other shortcuts now. These shortcuts seems to make it easier to perform a search or to start composing a message quickly.
Software aside, we also have a closer look at the BlackBerry Venice’s sliding QWERTY keyboard. According to the source of the leak, there will be a keyboard shortcut to create quick tasks, among other things. The dual-curved display can also be seen here.
As for the Venice’s hardware, it is rumoured to be packing a 5.4-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, and an 18MP camera which could possibly feature optical image stabilisation as well. If these specifications turn out to be legitimate, the Venice is one capable Android device.
The BlackBerry Venice is said to be launching in November 2015 in the US. Hopefully it will arrive in Malaysia around the same timeframe as well.
(Source: Android Authority)