As rumours of a BlackBerry device running Android have been doing the rounds, a well-known tech writer has tweeted a new image, which looks like a BlackBerry Passport handset, with an Android keyboard on the screen.
Evan Blass, former senior editor at Engadget, currently a freelance writer, who goes by the Twitter handle @evleaks, posted the picture on Friday.
Also, /this/ pic.twitter.com/DL9BzAMEC4
â€” Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 3, 2015
In an earlier tweet, Blass also wrote that the BlackBerry slider, which was showcased at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress, has a version running on Android that could soon be available to U.S. customers via AT&T.
The Android-powered BlackBerry Venice slider is AT&T-bound.
â€” Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 2, 2015
BlackBerry released handsets including the Passport, with its unique square screen and the Classic, although CEO John Chen is pushing the company to transform into a more software-led business.
Chen hasn’t ruled out a device running Android, and says that BlackBerry might consider making such a device if it found a way to secure it.