BlackBerry Sticking with Android, Developing Vienna

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BlackBerry is now a car carrying member of the Android family and the Priv is selling well enough early in its life that the company is even casting an eye to the future. That future will be the company going back to a tired and tested form factor that served it so well before the uniqueness of the Priv (sliding screen unveiling a keyboard) and the Passport (massive square).

The BlackBerry Vienna is a device in development that will be a QWERTY keyboard carrying handset that offers a svelte body next to the passport, and more conventional screen and deck design next to the Priv. It is unlikely to match either of those handsets in flagship quality, but will no doubt be aimed at those who email and note take a lot.

General specs are unknown at the moment, but the Vienna could be a welcome sight on Android and dare we say it, more welcome than the Passport. Rumors have been long that BlackBerry will update the Passport to run Android, but we would much prefer something new like the Vienna.

Author: Luke Jones

Luke Jones is a qualified tech writer who graduated from Glamorgan University in the United Kingdom four years ago. He has since written tech for numerous websites while also freelanching on a range of other subjects.

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