So the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry's first Android powered telephone, has arrived to so much fanfare, however already phrase has emerged on a 2d Android handset to practice go well with. According to a record from respected source CrackBerry, which won knowledge and renders from an unnamed source, the brand new software is referred to as the BlackBerry Vienna.
The Vienna differs from the Priv via providing a hard and fast keyboard layout fairly than being a slider. As with the Priv's in-construction identify of Venice, Vienna is most probably now not what it is going to be referred to as while it launches. There's now not a lot more knowledge to head on for now - we do not recognize while to be expecting this software to reach, what the show measurement is, or any of the hardware. Meaning we additionally have no idea the place it sits in BlackBerry's Android portfolio, however it kind of feels onerous to believe it is going to be some other top-finish, top-spec tool just like the Priv and can much more likely be a less expensive, decrease-spec software. BlackBerry hasn't ever in point of fact performed SUPER reasonable despite the fact that so we might be expecting it to be someplace within the mid-vary bracket relating to pricing and specifications.
Of path with this cat now out the bag we are anticipating a veritable torrent of leaks to spill forth in the following few weeks and months. Our very best bet says that BlackBerry would possibly line one thing like this up for a release at both IFA 2016 in January or MWC 2016 in February/March. Naturally we're going to remember to stay you published with extra main points as they necessarily emerge.
In the intervening time this is an extract from our BlackBerry PRIV Review:
"The PRIV isn’t best, as mentioned right through this evaluation, however S have attempted to be as diplomatic as imaginable, highlighting why sure issues would possibly now not paintings fairly in addition to they will have to, commending its positives, and making an attempt to give an explanation for the presence of sure efficiency gremlins. This is a brand new starting of varieties for BlackBerry and the real check of the PRIV isn't gross sales or this primary batch of evaluations, however the way it develops within the coming months as soon as BlackBerry has a few consumer knowledge to paintings with and will update the device therefore."