I posted up the newest images of the Blackberry Venice this morning, thinking it had a substantial amount of hype surrounding it. I now know that I underestimated said hype. You are all crazy in love with the idea of a Blackberry keyboard attached to a Blackberry phone that runs what appears to be mostly-stock Android. I can’t say I fully understand the need for such a device in 2015, now that on-screen keyboards are as good as they are today, but hey, nostalgia is a thing, a real thing.
So, because I need to see the actual numbers that prove this isn’t just a few select fanboyistic droolers who love sliders known as the Blackberry Venice, it’s time for a poll. I need to know – are you really interested in the Blackberry Venice? Like, really really?
The Blackberry Venice, a phone coupled with a slideout physical keyboard and mostly-stock Android, has fanboys of tech giggling like little boys who found their penis for the first time. It’s a keyboard! Like, the ones from back in the day on terrible smartphones that had good keyboards, but there is this thing called Android with it too! BEST. OF. ALL. WORLDS. I loved 2005!
Seriously, though, I haven’t seen this level of nerd hype since…I got nothing. But yeah, it’s everywhere right now, especially thanks to a massive leak out of Tinhte. (more…)
According to @evleaks, the Venice, an Android headset produced by BlackBerry, will hit all four major carriers in the US this November. Back in June, it was first reported that BlackBerry wanted to release an Android phone, and now, we have GIFs and leaked promo materials flooding the web, lending more credit to the previous reports. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are going to have all sorts of official accessories available to them upon launch. So far, Samsung has announced fast wireless charging pads, fast charging battery packs, clear view cover cases, clear covers, glossy covers, S View covers, Flip wallets, and even Glitter covers. See, there are a ton of options. But one in particular gave us a chuckle while bringing back memories of the days when Blackberry once dominated. It’s the detachable QWERTY keyboard cover. Yes, it’s real. (more…)
Reports have surfaced numerously this year, pointing to the possibility of BlackBerry releasing an Android device. This morning, the idea became very real, as Evan Blass, once known as evleaks, leaked a press render of Venice, BlackBerry’s device running Google’s mobile OS and complete suite of apps. (more…)
According to a report out of Reuters, Blackberry might put Android in an upcoming phone. Let me say that again – Blackberry is going to make an Android phone. The report cites multiple sources, so this doesn’t appear to be a random rumor. (more…)
Ah, Material Design. It’s glorious. The latest high-profile app to receive a Material Design makeover is BlackBerry’s own BBM beta app for Android, bringing a UI more consistent for users running Lollipop on their device. (more…)
With security on the top of many minds, BlackBerry is introducing iOS and Android support for BBM Protected, its encrypted service for enterprise-level messaging. (more…)