BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition caught on video running Android

Passport Silver Edition Android

The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition has, once again, been caught running Android, this time with a video to dispel any doubts about its authenticity.

The Passport in the video appears to be running a stock version of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The video is narrated in Portuguese, but there’s still plenty of information to gather by just having a look. The OS seems to work perfectly with the touch-sensitive keyboard, and features a virtual fourth-row that is nearly identical to the one on BlackBerry 10.

The phone also includes the option to letterbox apps in a 16:9 aspect ratio that is more typical for smartphones. This should allow it to work with any apps that don’t scale well on the Passport’s square screen.

Passport Silver Edition Android

Although the only BlackBerry app shown off was BBM, an app called BlackBerry Safeguard can be seen in the app drawer. It’s hard to say exactly what this will add, but it does sound like it may contain additional security features for Android. BBM Meetings and Docs to Go are also found on the phone.

Have a look at the video for yourself above (the phone is shown off around 4:57), and let us know if you like what you see in the comments below!

Source: Dudu Rocha Tec.

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