Android-based BlackBerry Venice to be marketed as Priv

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.

At retail, Venice transforms into the… BlackBerry Priv
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 23, 2015

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 or private 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.


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