BlackBerry might not stop at just one Android phone. Right on the heels of the Priv, BlackBerry is seemingly preparing another Android phone. This one, codenamed Vienna, has an always-present physical keyboard that really resembles any classic device produced by the Waterloo-based company. The Priv is different in that its physical keyboard is only accessible when sliding the display upward.
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CrackBerry is the publication reporting the Vienna’s existence, noting that it “ditches the Priv’s slider in favor of the iconic BlackBerry layout” with a physical keyboard that “looks to be of the same size and design as that of the Priv’s.” But they do caution that it’s hard to be certain about the keyboard’s size. What we can tell for sure from the renders above is that BlackBerry is exploring silver, navy blue, dark green, and burnt orange colors for the Vienna. The Priv is currently offers in black only.
The Vienna, if released, will be tasked with assisting the Priv in getting BlackBerry to reach its goal of selling five million units annually. BlackBerry caved and officially revealed the Priv’s identity after numerous leaks took the honor away. Everyone at BlackBerry is probably hoping this is the first and last time we hear of the Vienna unofficially. Let’s just say they better act quickly and decide whether or not this phone is going to be on the market. Leaks wait for no one.