BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, once said that the Canadian phone maker would consider making smartphones running Android only if it manages to make Google’s mobile OS “secure enough.” Now, BlackBerry has just registered the “AndroidSecured.com” and “AndroidSecured.net” domain names, further adding fuel to the rumours. The domain name registrations were spotted by The Domains.
The new domain names were registered via corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor, but the screenshot above shows they belong to BlackBerry Limited. The domain name registrations suggest that BlackBerry was successful in making Android more secure, which also suggests that Android-powered smartphones made by the company will soon see the light of day.
We’ve learned from past reports that BlackBerry is working on at least two Android-powered BlackBerry smartphones. The first is said to be code named “BlackBerry Prague,” which is an entry-level smartphone that looks a lot like the all-touch BlackBerry Z3. According to reports, the smartphone will be launched in August. The second is the “BlackBerry Venice,” which is a high-end slider that sports a screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, and 3 GB of RAM. Reports say that the Venice will be released in November.
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