While BlackBerry would like you to think everything’s fine and there’s nothing to see, the former smartphone powerhouse is attempting to stay relevant by embracing Google’s little green droid. Amazon’s Android Appstore apps currently run on the Canadian company’s devices, but it intends to take it a step further with the imminent release of an actual Android phone.
The device was hinted at in March during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but tech leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks), posted high resolution devices of the device. The phone will have curved edges, much like the Samsung Galaxy Edge S5, and keeping to BlackBerry’s DNA, it will feature a slide-out physical keyboard.
The phone is rumored to be an AT&T exclusive, at least in launch. The reports of the BlackBerry’s Android phone comes amid a Reuters article that mentions the company will be going with be switching to the Google mobile operating system.
Via The Verge. Photo by Evan Blass (@evleaks).