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More Evidence: See The BlackBerry Passport With An Android Lollipop OS

I am sure you all are aware of the rumor about Blackberry adopting the Android OS, however, no  confirmation has been made from the Canadian manufacturers. Yesterday, a Blackberry developer posted a picture on his twitter page that showed a Blackberry Passport with an Android Lollipop OS
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The device has the model name – SQW-ANDS with its last four figures supposedly indicating the Android version.

Truth be told, this could be fake, as even an amateur photoshopper like me can achieve this.

However, I have two opinions about this, First, it might be a marketing gimmick by Blackberry to increase awareness about the brand and their new product. But given Blackberry’s silence on the matter, there might also be an  iota of truth in this.

In the meantime, Blackberry is going to launch a device by November which has the codename Venice, the device might either be an Android or BB10 OS and is said to be a slider smartphone (Don’t know why they would want to go back to the 90s )  – see the image below:
Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 12.39.08 PM

Even though it is a slider device, rumor has it that it would come with a dual-edge curved display which was seen on the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 12.39.18 PM
Major specifications of the Venice Device include

  1. 5.4 Inch Quad- HD Display
  2. 1.8GHz Hexacore with 64-bit Snapdragon 808 processor.
  3. 18MP Back camera
  4. 5MP Camera
  5. A whopping 3GB RAM.

….and the rest they say, is history.

I would still stick to my belief that this might be a marketing gimmick to create awareness for their brand – As always, I would be watching Blackberry in 3D to see how all this turns out.
By the way, how do you feel about a Slider device?
Update:  
It was previously believed that the BlackBerry Venice as discussed in the article might be the one getting Android as its operating system, however, this is not the case. According to N4BB, Blackberry is building a different device called the Blackberry Prague, rumors have it that it would be a low-end device. The Prague is rumored to be similar in design to Blackberry Z3.
 

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14 comments on “More Evidence: See The BlackBerry Passport With An Android Lollipop OS

  1. Don Saroos says:

    Very impressive and nice write up

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Thank you Don, great to have you here 🙂

  2. This is very informative… As a matter of fact this is the latest update.

    1. SweetSusie says:

      Hmmn true. visited your blog, nice one.

  3. Tallesty says:

    Blackberry will really get back on track if they can fix the major security flaws that surrounds android OS.

    1. SweetSusie says:

      @Tallesty, true, A lot of nigerians would patronize them ehn

  4. Kelvin says:

    There is a new development. The Android-Blackberry phone is rumored to be called “Blackberry Plague”.
    The whole story is just fluctuating. I hate stories like this!

  5. vjsmiles says:

    Tcheew.. Blackberry no matter their innovation are dead and it remains for me to eat burial rice…
    See stupid phone wey company with sense wan produce 🙁
    Reminds me of Motorola back at 2007 🙂

  6. vjsmiles says:

    Simply put their glory days are past…
    They could just find something very very very creative I mean eye catching and do then maybe their resurrection will be sure

  7. Sir Stevoe says:

    Wow.. Nice device, I like the fact that blackberry is trying to make some reinventions, esp. with the proposed slide smartphone. great specs also though I haven’t seen all.
    @Tobi you don’t sound like you slide smartphones, why? They aren’t that ancient na Really Cool imo

  8. Sir Stevoe says:

    Reminds me of the blackberry torch series

  9. vjsmiles says:

    I understand her plight @ steveo 🙂

  10. vjsmiles says:

    She is scaredy city of flex wahala :’)

  11. Sir Stevoe says:

    Lol that year

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