The BlackBerry Venice is a slider that BlackBerry showed off during MWC. As we passed along to you the other day, Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin believes that this will be the Android flavored handset that is rumored to be coming from BlackBerry. Actually, the buzz around the water cooler suggests that BlackBerry will offer two versions of the slider, one packed with Android and the other using BB10.
According to a report published today, the BlackBerry Venice will feature a 5.4-inch screen with curved edges and a resolution of 1440 x 2560. A 64-bit Snapdragon 808 SoC will be under the hood, featuring a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM will be inside, and there will be a rear and front-facing camera combo of 18MP/5MP.
The report adds that this stunning new ‘Berry will be available by this November. Whether you’re partial to Android or BlackBerry, the Venice looks like it has the chops to make some serious noise in the smartphone marketplace. One major question for BlackBerry. Can they get this device out in time to capitalize on holiday sales?