Last year BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen confirmed that the company was working on a new slider phone which we later learnt had the codename “Venice”. It is supposedly a high-end device coming from the Canadian company and it is also expected to be making its way onto AT&T.
This was revealed by a tweet from Evan Blass a.k.a @evleaks who stated that the phone is expected to be launched on the carrier. He also confirmed that the handset will be a slider like we have heard in previous rumors, and interestingly enough the Venice will be powered by Android, something which we have been hearing about recently.
Previously we have heard that the BlackBerry Prague was the supposed Android device, but we suppose it is possible that BlackBerry could be looking to make more than one Android handset, and that the Venice could very well be their first. What we have heard about the Venice so far is that it will be a high-end device with a slideout QWERTY keyboard, a 5.4-inch QHD display, and a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor under its hood.
No word on when the rumored Venice will debut on AT&T or if the Prague handset will beat it to the punch, but either way if you loved BlackBerry’s hardware and have always wished for it to run on Android, your wish could very well be coming true.