CrackBerry – one of the largest BlackBerry sites had recently posted on its blog a sneak preview of BlackBerry’s next Android phone – BlackBerry “Vienna”, which could feature an always-present physical keyboard in front of the phone. According to CrackBerry – “Just days after CEO John Chen confirmed the company has a range of products planned after the newly-released BlackBerry Priv, we just received on the CrackBerry tip line these renders of what is rumored to be BlackBerry’s next Android-powered phone“.
BlackBerry recently launched its first Android-based smartphone “BlackBerry Priv” running the Android operating system last Friday. This is an approach the company is undertaking to rediscover it’s position in the mobile market after it has struggled to attract customers to its own operating system, BB10. BlackBerry said its new device, Priv, was designed to offer customers improved security over rival Android handsets and boasted with an impressive array of features. “Coming with a device that tries to address security on Android is a good idea, but may have been better three years ago,” said Francisco Jeronimo, research director for industry analysts IDC.