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AH Weekly Poll: Would You Buy A BlackBerry Venice?

September 18, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

With all of the recent BlackBerry Venice leaks lately, it seems more than ever that it’s quite the possibility we’ll be seeing an Android device from BlackBerry sometime in the future. When is anyone’s guess, but the leaked images have been more convincing than ever before and we’ve gotten our best look yet at what is perceived to be the device in question. This includes being able to see it in action with the use of the slide up QWERTY keyboard usually found on BlackBerry devices. There have even been some rumors about tentative specs, although nothing has been confirmed at this time including the actual existence of the device.

Having said that, there is enough detail (rumored or not) out there alongside the leaked images that most people should be able to make a decision on whether or not it’s a device they would buy. This is of course based on rumored specifications and hardware as well as design, and those things are always subject to change before an official announcement and unveiling. As of now it’s being stated that the BlackBerry Venice will be running on the latest version of Android Lollipop, and come equipped with an 18MP rear-facing camera and dual-LED flash. Based on the video that leaked out this morning showing it being used, it appears to have to tap to wake functionality as well as a biometric sensor embedded in the keyboard allowing users to scroll through menus or anything on screen without actually touching the display itself. Another unique feature it appears to have is the option to select and open BlackBerry Hub and a global/universal device search alongside Google Now when you swipe up from the home screen button, which is kind of neat should it end up in the final version. So, the question is then, would you buy a BlackBerry Venice based on what has been seen so far?