The BlackBerry Venice is shaping up to be a really compelling handset - but nothing underscores that more than a recently-leaked video that shows the Android smartphone action.

A hands-on video from Canadian phone retailer Baka Mobile has given the world a sneak peek at the upcoming phone. It's brief but still shows off key features, such as the slide-out keyboard and various Android software customisations. We can see, for instance, BlackBerry Device search, which lets you search for almost anything in the device.

We can also see how notifications work, where some of the controls are, and the recent apps screen that resizes apps based on how often you use them. Apart from software, the video shows off the Venice's display, chassis, ports, speaker grille, camera bezel, and all the other hardware bits.

The person conducting the hands-on stresses multiple times that the Venice pictured is considered an "evaluation unit", so it's unclear if this is the final device we will see unveiled and whether that's the final software it's running.

Meanwhile, Android Authority has posted some leaked pics of the Venice and claimed it features a Snapdragon 808 processor, 5.4-inch screen, 3GB of RAM, 18-megapixel camera, and more.

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Pocket-lint has a rumour round-up with more leaks and the latest on Venice.