The Android-based BlackBerry Venice has surfaced in a new set of leaked pictures. We already know the operating system running on the Venice is actually stock Android with few of BlackBerry 10 attributes. On startup, the the Android bugdroid is seen holding a shield to highlight the secure temperament of the software.

In the new pictures, we can see three options available, with an upwards swipe on the home screen. One of them is Google Now, while the other options allow you to initiate a local search and send a message.

Another picture showcases the Recent Apps page, which reveals that the ‘card’ for each program is set in different sizes depending on how often you use that one program. Other pictures show that users will have the ability to do quite several things from the home screen, including writing mails, sending text messages and BBM messages, adding events in the calendar, and accessing the day’s plans.

According to rumors, the BlackBerry Venice (STV100-6) is powered by the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset, clocking at 1.8GHz. Paired with 3GB of RAM, the Adreno 418 GPU handles the graphics. It is about 5.4 inches and packs an 18MP rear camera with support for OIS. The Venice is expected to reach all the four major U.S. carriers by the end of November.


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