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BlackBerry Trademarks AndroidSecure.com, Pointing to Venice?

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 08, 2015.

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BlackBerry Venice
BlackBerry Venice

The Android running BlackBerry has leaked enough times over the months that we know the device is real, but just in case we needed further proof, BlackBerry has supplied it. The company has registered a new website with the domain name AndroidSecured.com and AndroidSecured.net.

BlackBerry's CEO, John Chen, always claimed that the company would build an Android smartphone if it could make the platform secure enough. While Google's OS is still the subject of security issues, BlackBerry clearly thinks it can put its own stamp and indeed impeccable security record onto Android.

Judging previous leaks, the BlackBerry Venice may be the most compelling handset the company has made in years. We love the Passport, but it is clearly a niche handset, while the Venice seems to cross a lot more demographics. It is a touchscreen device but BlackBerry is not abandoning its QWERTY keyboard roots and the Venice features a sliding phone, something that will be fresh among major Android devices.

As for raw specs, the BlackBerry Venice will boast a Quad HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, and other high end hardware. The smartphone is expected to be announced later in the year and will be on sale before the holiday season.

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