Not long ago, a slew of Android-powered BlackBerry Venice renders made rounds online. Now, a video showcasing the new device has surfaced, revealing key configuration details.
Going by the leaked video, the BlackBerry Venice will not feature curved-side-display, as rumored earlier. In hindsight, rumors pointed to a curved display on both sides of the device, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Phone Arena, meanwhile, said that the lighting on the photos made the device look curved on the edges. However, the device will be a slider phone with a regular flat display.
The new video also shows the physical QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry Venice, which looks similar to the BlackBerry Passport. The QWERTY keyboard will apparently come with a "double tap to wake" feature. Plus, users will be able to navigate through the screen by moving the fingers up and down on the QWERTY keyboard.
By sliding the keyboard out of the device, the BlackBerry Venice users will be offered three choices, including the BlackBerry Hub, Google services, along with an option to do a universal search, which will help in searching through the contents in handset, as well as the Web.
Speaking of other key BlackBerry Venice specifications, the handset will reportedly house a microSD card slot for further expansion. There is also a speaker grill on the tail-end of the device. The power button and volume rocker, on the other hand, are located on the right side of the phone. To top it off, the helpful BlackBerry Convenience Key that is traditionally used as a button to trigger the camera, but it can also be configured to manage of other functions, is also part of the right side.
Meanwhile, the BlackBerry Venice release date is believed to be set in November. The device will apparently make its way to all major carriers in the U.S. However, the price details are unknown at this point. In any case, readers should note that the Canadian tech giant has not confirmed the BlackBerry Venice specifications thus far.
Here is the video showcasing the live BlackBerry Venice smartphone: (Credit: YouTube/Baka Mobile)