Rumours continue to circulate around BlackBerry Vienna specs

Rumours continue to circulate around BlackBerry Vienna specs

BlackBerry's decision to incorporate Google's Android operating system may well have been seen as a bold move by analysts and customers alike, but the signs suggest the move has already had a positive impact on the fortunes of the company, which looks set to launch more Android-based handsets in the near future.

Reports have already suggested the BlackBerry Priov has been well received at its launch, with htxt.africa reporting that the Canadian firm are already looking to build on its apparent success.

Nader Henein, the head of advanced security solutions in Blackberry Advisory's Division, told the news provider: "It wouldn't be a once-off. The license to use Android is too expensive and it is a mass market product – it is for consumers, it is for enterprise, and is really for anyone who likes the keyboard and the versatility of the operating system."

He went on to state that Google had even lent a hand in helping BlackBerry launch its latest handset, allowing it to more adequately develop its security features.

So if the Priv is indeed the first of many Android-based smartphones to be released under the BlackBerry banner, the immediate question is what will be next?

Speculation is continuing to build around a handset known as 'Vienna', the rumours of which first arose in reports from tech news outlet Crackberry.

It has since been spotted under the codename STV100-1 in GFXBench listings.

The listing suggests the handset will feature a 5.1-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) screen, with Samsung's octa-core Exynos 2.1GHz 7420 processor under the bonnet.

Other supposed specifications include 3GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage.

Further details surrounding the handset are still scarce, but it might not be long before BlackBerry provides some updates.