BlackBerry appears set to launch two more Android-powered smartphones soon, if newly leaked images are any indication. The images are said to show Android smartphones codenamed Hamburg and Rome.
The first two shots shared by 51BlackBerry website show the BlackBerry Hamburg smartphone, which seems to sport a metallic build. Both the images show the handset from the front. The first image additionally reveals the length and the width of the smartphone as 146x78mm. A BlackBerry logo is seen on top along with a speaker grille at the bottom spanning till the edges of both sides. There is a power button on the left and the volume buttons on the right side. From both the images it is not yet clear whether the Hamburg will be a slider phone like the Priv.
The third image by the same website shows the upper half of the BlackBerry Rome smartphone. This handset is seen sporting a speaker grille at the top along with a front-facing camera and sensors. The company logo is present just below the speaker grille. It also seems like the handset will house a physical keypad as well and might be curved from both sides like the Priv.
Unfortunately, the specifications of the two rumoured BlackBerry Android handsets are not out yet. The Hamburg is said to cost around $400 (roughly Rs. 26,600) indicating it to be a mid-range smartphone.
The leak goes in line with a report from earlier this month. The company CEO John Chen in an interview said the Canadian smartphone maker will be launching two new mid-range Android smartphones this year, but did not reveal the exact time-frame of launch. Chen added that out of the two smartphones, one will be full touchscreen while the other one will featuring a physical Qwerty keyboard. Nothing else was mentioned about the handsets. He additionally said the prices of the two smartphones will be around $300-400 (roughly Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 26,600).