As the launch of BlackBerry’s first ever Android device nears, the leaks are getting better and better. This latest grouping of pictures comes to us from Android Authority, and we’re getting a good look at what some of the software that’s running on the Venice will be like.

BlackBerry looks to be keeping the homescreen clean, and simple – which is great – as this skin tends to look a lot like stock Android at first glance. Minimizing apps to multitask will be a little different as each app window looks to be a different size. The original report points to this being directly correlated to how often an app is used which is definitely a clever way of going about it.


In terms of the menus, everyone’s pretty much pointed out that they look like Samsung’s TouchWiz, and they’re not wrong. The rounded icons within the menus are very reminiscent of what Sammy has done with its flagships’ software, and to be honest, it’s not a bad look to imitate either.

In terms of specs, well they have stayed the same since we leaked them back in June. You can expect the BlackBerry Venice to rock a 5.4-inch QuadHD display with rounded edges, sport an 18-megapixel rear camera, along with a 5-megapixel selfie camera. All of this will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 running on 3GB of RAM.

If you’re wondering about a BlackBerry 10 variant of the Slider, there’s unfortunately not much to report on that end yet. So far, all the information that has leaked is pointing exclusively to this Android slider, but that doesn’t mean a BB10 version isn’t coming. BlackBerry might be holding it real close to vest and keeping the testing circles to a minimum. Until this device is announced, we won’t really know if BlackBerry 10 will live on the Slider, but I bet a lot of you out there are hoping it does.

Let us know which OS you want running on the Venice in the comments below!