Extra Photographs Of BlackBerry Android Telephone Leak On-line
We received a glimpse of BlackBerry’s rumored Android-powered smartphone final month, within the type a render shared on Twitter by infamous leaker Evan Blass. Now photographs of the Android BlackBerry have apparently leaked too — revealed by Taiwanese web site Tinhte (noticed earlier by TechTimes).
The newest pictures seem to verify the rendered type issue we noticed in final month’s leak, with a trademark BlackBerry bodily Qwerty tucked underneath a sliding full measurement touchscreen — for a cake and eat it strategy to cellular computing. The keys aren’t flat both, however slightly look to have the basic sloped shaping so beloved of former CrackBerry addicts.
As you’d anticipate for a smartphone that has to pack in each full measurement touchscreen and (bumpy) bodily keys, the obvious commerce-off is a reasonably chunky type issue, albeit with curved sides — making it just a little harking back to first wave Nokia Lumia Home windows Telephones.
It additionally doesn’t appear to be the battery can be detachable, however hey you’ll be able to’t have the whole lot — even if you need touchscreen-plus-Qwerty-plus-BlackBerry-hardware-plus-Android software program…
On the rear, there’s a textured sample which appears just like the carbon-fiber scratch-proof backing Motorola used to clad sure of its extra ruggedized units with. Different options of observe: a speaker grill that extends proper throughout the underside of the handset, a Micro SD card slot on the highest of the gadget, and what’s apparently an 18MP rear digital camera.
Amusingly the telephone has the WhatsApp messenger app on the prime nook of the inventory Android homescreen. There’s no signal of BlackBerry’s personal BBM messenger.
BlackBerry nonetheless hasn’t confirmed its plans vis-a-vis Android, so the FrankenBlackBerry might be one thing it’s nonetheless toying with at this stage, fairly than undoubtedly releasing — though the noises popping out of the corporate have been more and more skewing in Google’s path of late.
Earlier this summer time Reuters cited sources slating a fall launch for an Android slider BlackBerry. Whereas CEO John Chen has additionally stated he isn’t towards the thought of constructing an Android telephone if it may be achieved in a safe method. “If I can discover a strategy to safe the Android telephone, I may even construct that,” he stated again in June.
Different cellular makers are already doing simply that in fact — resembling Silent Circle’s Blackphone, which runs a hardened model of Android and targets the enterprise phase the place BlackBerry additionally performs — so actually BlackBerry’s hand is being pushed in the direction of this slider launch.