Android-based BlackBerry Venice smartphone, which has been the subject of various rumours and leaks in the recent months, will be launched as BlackBerry Priv, according to the usually reliable leakster @evleaks.
Back in June this year, in the wake of reports
that BlackBerry is planning to launch an Android phone, the Canadian company’s CEO John Chen had said
that they are open to Android if they can make the phone secure enough. And the name Priv (which seems to be short forprivacy
here) certainly falls in line with that vision.
From what is known till now, the handset is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 808 chipset, and come with 3GB of RAM. It is said to feature an 18MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and run Android Lollipop.