Blackberry’s Android phone – just in time or a little too late?

by Pete

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Blackberry is preparing to launch its first phone running Android, it has been claimed.

A new image shows a phone similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge, with curved sides.

Many believe the handset could be the company’s last attempt to revive itself following disastrous sales of its own BB10 touchscreen handsets.

I’ve not been a fan of touch devices when it comes to typing.  Everything else on those things kicks serious ass, but typing continues to be the worst part of it.

This is especially noticeable when you came to Android from the Blackberry keyboard – the Bold’s “Rolls Royce” was incredibly good.  People could get up to 80 words per minute on this without a single error.

Since jumping to Android via the Samsung S3 I have never looked back.  But, I have always missed the berry keyboard.

So will this “Venice” phone get me back to Blackberry?  Can it wrestle me away from Samsung?

Oh yes.

Blackberry have had an intelligence and really smart smoothness to the way their phones operated.  With dynamic menus that almost always predict what your next option was going to be, and superb general styling and an unbeatable keyboard, it was no wonder it led the world.

If they can marry that sort of hardware with an Android version that is boosted to have the same Blackberry security and “smarts”, then I’ll be back.

 

– Daily Mail


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