BlackBerry's Android phone looks like it has a curved display

BlackBerry is turning to Android in an attempt to reverse its fortunes, and we may have just got an up-close look at the first fruit of this union.

CrackBerry has posted an image of what it claims is the Canadian firm's debut Android device - codenamed Venice - on Twitter.

As you can see from the photograph above, BlackBerry appears to have borrowed design elements from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, with a curved display on show.

However, a pop-out QWERTY keyboard is said to retract from the rear, because it just wouldn't be BlackBerry without one.

Under the hood, the Venice will reportedly include a 5.4-inch QHD display, a 1.8GHz Snapdragon processor, an 18-megapixel camera, and 3GB of RAM.

It remains to be seen what BlackBerry's adoption of Android means for its own BB10 operating system, which has struggled since its initial release in early 2013.