BlackBerry might launch a second Android phone at MWC 2016


A few months back, we heard the possibility that BlackBerry was working on a new Android-powered handset. As it turns out, the handset could be just a few days away from releasing.

Based on a rumor published early today, BlackBerry might announce a new Android-powered handset called the Vienna at the upcoming MWC 2016 show in Barcelona. Rather than having a slide-out keyboard like the BlackBerry Priv, the Vienna’s keyboard is always exposed. From what we’ve heard, BlackBerry is going all in for Android moving forward, and this will likely be the next step.

The BlackBerry Priv is yet to make it to all four major U.S. carriers and BlackBerry’s next device already appears to be in the works. The Vienna is expected to include a 5-inch display with a Full HD resolution. The Snapdragon 820 processor is likely, and should be paired with 3GB of RAM. An 18MP rear-facing camera is also on the list of possible specs. Please remember that this is just a rumor. We haven’t seen leaks showing off the device yet nor any benchmark listings, so I would say the odds are very much stacked against it. However, if we hear of anything, we’ll let you know as soon as it happens.

Be sure to stay tuned at TalkAndroid for all the coverage from MWC 2016.

Source: Tech News Today
Via: Phone Arena

About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.