Is this Blackberry’s first Android smartphone?

Blackberry's first Android smartphone leak

Evan Blass or “Evleaks” came out on Twitter today to announce Blackberry’s new phone the “Venice”. He also said it was heading to AT&T soon. He later posted the picture you see above which looks to be a Blackberry Passport, but has a Android keyboard. The entire image is not clear as to exactly what the phone will look like, but one thing that is strange is it features a physical keyboard and an onscreen keyboard.

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BlackBerry “Prague” low-end phone could be company’s Android device

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Amidst all of the rumors of BlackBerry’s sale to a variety of potential suitors, we have also seen an uptick in claims that the company is working on an Android powered device to join its stable of smartphones. Last week reports surfaced indicating a new slider style BlackBerry phone would be that Android device. However, while that may still come to pass, new reports indicate BlackBerry’s rumored Android smartphone is actually a low-end all-touch device codenamed “Prague”. Read more

BlackBerry reportedly considers Android with new phone

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When things get difficult in the mobile industry, it is time to retreat and reactivate. Companies can rebrand, overhaul lineups, and undergo a myriad of other strategies to reinvent themselves. For BlackBerry, that may happen for the second time in just a few years. The company previously known as Research In Motion (RIM) has seen BlackBerry 10, its dedicated mobile operating system, flop with consumers as it looks and feels slower than the competition. It is no surprise that the company’s hardware has also experienced lackluster sales, leaving BlackBerry’s hold on the market at less than one percent.

The once dominant team in Canada could be looking outside of Waterloo for help.

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