BlackBerry’s worst kept secret is the fact that the company has developed an Android-powered smartphone which will be officially announced in the near future. This handset was first shown off by BB CEO John Chen himself at MWC 2015, it’s based on the slider form factor that’s not common these days. It’s going to be the first Android smartphone from the company so naturally many are curious to see what BB has been able to achieve with this.

A handful of new leaked pictures have appeared online today aside from more information about the handset’s features. The device is said to be running a near vanilla iteration of Android with some software features from BlackBerry.

It’s said that keyboard shortcuts will be available to users for creating quick tasks and accessing other features, software shortcuts will appear when swiping up from the home button.

We also get a look at the recent apps menu, the apps in this menu will automatically change size depending on how often a particular app is used, making it much easier for users to get to apps they tend to use the most.

The report reiterates what we’ve heard before, that the Venice will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB RAM and that it will have an 18 megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization.

BlackBerry is expected to formally announce the Venice this November.

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