In the past, we heard that BlackBerry was cooking up an Android-powered version of the BlackBerry Passport. Since we haven’t heard about the rumoured device as of late, we’re guessing it will never see the light of day. This, however, doesn’t mean that the Canadian phone maker isn’t working on a device that offers similar features found on the Passport, as leaked images that allegedly show the unannounced BlackBerry Vienna have surfaced. Like the Passport, the device features a fixed QWERTY keyboard found below the screen.
BlackBerry Vienna images
The images above were leaked by BlackBerry-centric site CrackBerry. It shows the device in various colour options, aside from showing that the BlackBerry Vienna will feature a fixed QWERTY keyboard unlike the BlackBerry Priv, which features a slide out QWERTY keyboard.
Although the images above seem to show the Vienna’s final design, CrackBerry mentions that this may not be the smartphone’s final design. This means that we might see something slightly different if or when the device is unveiled.
If you take a closer look at the alleged images of the BlackBerry Vienna, you’ll notice that the device doesn’t seem to offer a more premium look and feel unlike the BlackBerry Priv, which is a high-end device. So we’re assuming that the Vienna will be a more affordable offering. Other things revealed by the images are rather thick bezels surrounding the screen, the device’s rear-facing camera, and its front-facing camera.
Unfortunately, not much is known about the Vienna at this point. It is also yet to be determined when BlackBerry plans to lift the lid and launch the device. We’re sure, however, to get more information on the device in the weeks to come.
The question is, does the Vienna exist or not? Sadly, there’s no way for us confirm this, but its code name “Vienna” does make sense, if the Priv’s code name is anything to go by. The Priv was previously known as “Venice.” Both Vienna and Venice are famous cities in Europe.
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