Liking that BlackBerry Venice moniker? I am too, but it is about time we stop forgetting about it. A new rumor coming from retired leaks extraordinaire Evan Blass (more commonly recognized as @evleaks) suggests this is not a name the device will keep once the phone is released. The popular upcoming slider phone is said to come as the BlackBerry Priv.
This new name definitely doesn’t flow as well as Venice, but it does make sense once you refer back to BlackBerry CEO’s comment on making an Android phone; John Chen told us he wouldn’t mind making an Android device if it was possible to make it as secure as BB10 handsets. The BlackBerry Venice is to have a high focus on Privacy, making the new Priv name very sensible.
At retail, Venice transforms into the… BlackBerry Priv
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 23, 2015
Regardless of what it will be called, though, the upcoming BlackBerry Android smartphone looks to be a pretty awesome gadget. Its specs include a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 5.4-inch QHD display, 18 MP/5MP cameras and that sexy physical keyboard that has become BlackBery’s stamp.
You can read up on all the murmurs in our BlackBerry Venice rumor roundup. Otherwise, all we have left to do is wait around until the official announcement comes around. What do you guys think of the BlackBerry Priv name? I am not the biggest fan of it, but we have definitely seen worse, and it still looks to be an awesome handset.