We have heard rumours and seen videos of “Venice”, the Android-based slider smartphone that BlackBerry is working on. Now we have information from Evleaks about what name it will be officially called.
At retail, Venice transforms into the… BlackBerry Priv
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 23, 2015
PRIV? I don’t know. What sort of name is that? I mean, after a nice name like “Passport”, why not give us something like “Visa”? PRIV? You guys tell me what you think.
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