BlackBerry-Vince6

One of the bigger mysteries left about BlackBerry’s first ever Android smartphone was the official name it would be launching as. ‘Venice’ has always been just a codename, and like Windermere, and other devices before it, it needed to get a name to market, and apparently now we’ve got it. According to long time leaker, @evleaks, this device will be named the BlackBerry Priv.

We’ve reached out to a couple of contacts ourselves and have confirmed this will be the official name BlackBerry goes with. For the Canadian company, this name is a nod to their privacy and security features that are being brought over to Android. It’s definitely an odd choice of a name though. The word “Priv” doesn’t exactly sound good, but it’s short, simple, and easy to pronounce in most languages.

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– Update – Check out our hands-onĀ BlackBerry Priv Review