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.




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.




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.