Blackberry is all set to unveil its first Android powered smart phone soon. A recent hands on video showcases the upcoming Blackberry Venice in its full glory. The video comes from a Canadian phone reseller, Baka Mobile and surfaced YouTube a few hours ago.
It can be clearly observed that Blackberry is sticking to stock Android experience which is great considering how manufacturers like to bloat their devices with unnecessary customizations and apps. Blackberry has added a few tweaks of its own which make it faster to launch emails, texts and other apps. The slide our QWERTY keyboard is fully capacitive which means you can scroll quickly and navigate your way through the menus and lists.
Android Authority recently posted a few images of the device and reports that Blackberry is targeting the higher end of the smart phone spectrum with specs like a 5.4-inch screen, 3GB of RAM, and an 18-megapixel camera. There is no word on the pixel density or the processor used. Blackberry needs Venice to succeed. With Apple and Samsung ruling the smart phone market and the Chinese counterparts ruling the developing markets, Blackberry needs to strike a perfect balance between usability and performance to make a (much-needed) comeback.