BlackBerry Passport
Google Android runs within Blackberry Passport, in newly leaked videoReuters

BlackBerry is heavily rumoured to launch a new smartphone variant running Google's Android operating system. A new video leak apparently shows a Blackberry Passport with Android as the current operating platform.

The leaked video, via CrackBerry, clearly shows a Silver Blackberry Passport running Android Lollipop. The latest video adds to an earlier leak by known technology tipster evleaks who had put circulated images showing the Silver as well as the original edition of Blackberry Passport running the Android OS.

According to CrackBerry, the Blackberry image shown in the video is codenamed Oslo. There were earlier reports that said the purported Blackberry Oslo is identical to the current-gen Blackberry Passport both in terms of design as well as key technical specs. The Silver Blackberry Passport edition is codenamed Dallas.

However, the latest video could be a test carried out to determine Blackberry Passport's usefulness in an Android environment. Key technical specifications of the current-gen Blackberry Passport include:

  • 4.5 inch LCD display
  • BlackBerry 10.3 operating platform
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 128GB
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microSUB connectivity
  • Removable 3450 mAh Li-Ion battery that is claimed to offer a talktime of up to 23 hours on 3G and a 3G standby time of 18.5 days
  • 194gm in weight.