I’ve dropped the codename “Vienna” before on our weekly podcast and in the forums, but these renders are the first real look we’ve had at the design. Vienna ditches the Priv’s slider in favor of the iconic BlackBerry layout, with a front-facing physical keyboard that is always present. The keyboard looks to be of the same size and design as that of the Priv’s, but it’s hard to tell simply based off of the renders alone.
They’re really going all-in on building Android devices with physical keyboards, and you know what? In this mobile landscape of boring sameness and nothingness, these devices are a huge breath of fresh air.
Successful or no, good work. Now all we need is a horizontal slider!