Blackberry’s Android powered ‘Venice’ becomes ‘Priv’

This Android powered Blackberry seems to have been teetering on the edge of existence for a while now. First someone caught wind that it was in the works. They spoke of a Blackberry built, Android powered QWERTY slider. It certainly sparked my interest. Then there were small video clips of renders doing the rounds, perhaps hinting at two different versions of the device?

After this some images of someone actually holding it (although it may just be a pre-production sample, subject to design changes) appeared.

The world is waiting, holding it’s breath.

Still apparently some way short of an actual announcement, it’s now rumoured to have a .. name.

The Blackberry Priv.

The device gets its name from it’s powerful privacy features that it comes with, the same that Blackberry are synonymous with. Not, apparently, because you’ll be using it to update your Facebook during work hours from the privy. Who knew?

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