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Three unannounced BlackBerry models are photographed
BlackBerry continues to churn ahead with the development of new models. Images of three new, unannounced phones were published on Monday. The first one is the sequel to the BlackBerry Passport, known as the BlackBerry Oslo. We've seen pictures of this handset earlier this month.

Expected to feature similar specs as the Passport including the 1440 x 1440 resolution screen, we should see a Snapdragon 800 chipset under the hood, a 13MP back-facing camera with OIS, and a large 3450mAh capacity battery. The phone will employ the same contextually aware physical and virtual QWERTY with the extra keys on the screen showing up based on what you are writing. We could see this handset unveiled on June 30th.

The second model is the P'9984. BlackBerry faithful know that when they see that P' prefix, it means that a BlackBerry Porsche Design model is coming. This year, the Porsche Design phone will be modeled after the Passport, right down to that special QWERTY keyboard on the device done up in the futuristic Porsche Design style.

Lastly, there are multiple images of what is being called the BlackBerry Slider or the BlackBerry Venice. It appears to have a curved screen design and a front-facing speaker on the bottom of the device. With this narrow look and the code name Slider, the model could actually be a slider similar to the BlackBerry Torch 9810, which was released in 2011.

The BlackBerry Slider/Venice is top-shelf all the way from the 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution screen, to the octa-core CPU. A 3650mAh battery keeps the lights on, and the phone would offer a 16MP rear-facing camera along with a 5MP front-facing snapper. This handset could make a debut this coming fall.

Which of the three handsets could you see your self sporting sometime later this year?

source: blackberry-10.fr, Weibo/dtblackberry via mobiltelefon.ru (translated)

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posted on 27 Apr 2015, 04:41 7

1. gaming64 (unregistered)

Blackberry, enough with the keyboards.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 04:45 8

2. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

The physical keyboards are what help BlackBerry differentiate in the smartphone arena. They are also what the majority of BlackBerry's user base wants. Look it up if you don't believe me. For those wanting an all touch BlackBerry, the Slider can be used without ever sliding it up to access the PKB. It has a VKB as well. Best of both worlds. You're not in the market for a BlackBerry device anyway, so what do you care?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 04:47 4

3. KyleRiemen (Posts: 134; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)

No! This is the only way to differentiate themself, from Android and iOS devices. BB Passport is nice, a slider-phone is a nice idea too. I wish there were more Android phones with a physical keyboard, just as an option.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 04:53 10

6. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

That's like telling HTC enough with the Boomsound speakers, and telling Sony enough with waterproof, and telling Samsung enough with the S Pen.

Physical keyboard is BlackBerry's signature, nothing wrong with that.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 05:38 5

11. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I agree. This is the touch screen age. If blackberry wants to become relevant, they need to get with the times.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 05:40

13. gaming64 (unregistered)

Finally someone who understands.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 05:42 1

14. gaming64 (unregistered)

I know it's a signature but people arent into keyboards anymore. I just want Blackberry to also release a phone that would suit in with today's smartphones.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 05:45 3

16. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

The problem is, what happens if your signature becomes obsolete? It is not better to develop a new and innovative signature?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 06:15 3

20. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)

and the OS. Nobody want that BB OS anymore.
It's prone to error and hang.
Not to mention the limited apps selection.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 06:41 2

24. iosl0ver5eva (Posts: 119; Member since: 16 Jan 2015)

You're annoying.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 06:52

25. gaming64 (unregistered)

I havent use Blackberry OS so I wont judge. The only thing I agree with in your comment is its limited apps selection. Productivity OS, huh? What's the use if you can't use other productivity apps that are helpful?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 08:05

27. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)

Why can't they make some normal looking phone?
Every single Chinese company can make solid phone but no, they always have to invent something new...

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 08:32 2

28. martinjdub (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2015)

The fact that you still believe BlackBerry operates "BBOS" and that they have "limited apps" speaks volumes about your lack of general smartphone knowledge.

My recommendation is that you uninstall the phoneExpert app and go back to 2009.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 08:42

29. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)

Congratulation on your first post.
You just become a member to troll me?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 10:17

34. QWERTYslider (unregistered)

QWERTY keyboards are great. But, they must slide from like the Samsung and HTC phones to maximize the keyboard size. As much as I love keyboards, these narrow keyboards are stupid. Samsung needs to bring back their slider versions of their flagship phones.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 10:18 2

35. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2095; Member since: 29 May 2014)

Your delusional lying and trolling is almost surpassing Mxyzptlk. You don't even use, nor have you ever used, a BB10 device. Your statements prove as much. Get a f*cking life already Samantha.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 10:51 1

40. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

The market that BlackBerry caters the ones that want the signature BlackBerry Physical Keyboard. I really don't understand why it's so hard for so many people to understand that. BlackBerry's aren't for everyone. When they first came on the scene they were only going after the business professional and governments. John Chen has taken them back to that. It's what works for BlackBerry.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 10:53 1

41. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

That's what you did. Your very first post on PA, you trolled me. So this is definitely a case of Pot meet Kettle.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 10:55 1

42. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

BlackBerry actually just recently received a patent for what you just mentioned. Perhaps we will see one in 2016.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 11:00 1

43. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Please do not believe what Jane has to say concerning BlackBerry. BB10 devices are capable of running 98% of all Android apps quite well. BB10 is also lightyears ahead of BBOS. They're two totally different OS's. I not only have BlackBerry World on my Passport, but the Amazon app store, 1 Mobile Market Android app store, and the Google Play Store. All of which are used to download whatever apps you desire. BlackBerry World focuses on enterprise and productivity apps.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 16:33 2

57. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

You mad bro?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 17:12 2

59. okuyok (Posts: 46; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)

It's not obsolete. BB still sells millions of phones. Just because they serve a niche market doesn't make them obsolete.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 18:14 2

62. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2095; Member since: 29 May 2014)

You troll bro?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 18:26 1

63. gaming64 (unregistered)

But please tell me if most of the apps are compatible with most of the Blackberries released.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 18:46 2

65. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Yes, the apps are compatible with BlackBerry 10 devices. BlackBerry 10 and BBOS7 are two different OS's. There are some here which would have you believe they are one and the same. They are lightyears apart.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 19:13

67. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)

This is where it will get ugly.
1. If the apps use the google apps API (not the android API), it won't compatible with BB. Such as syncronize saved game, G+ for game, etc.
2. Even though the apps use android API, BB only support up to certain level. and IT SUCKS. SLOW, PRONE TO ERROR!!!

So, if you want simple fart apps, or lights app. It will surely run on BB. But if you want the state of the art game (newest, latest), don't buy BB. Buy the real stuff.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 19:35 1

70. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Now you're lying, and are CLEARLY showing that you have no idea what a BlackBerry 10 handset is capable of.

The Android runtime on BB10 supports Android apk's made for kitkat. That means any "state of the art" game that runs on kitkat will run just fine on BlackBerry 10 devices.

Only the 2% or of Android apps that need Google Services to run won't work on BlackBerry 10 handsets out of the box, and there are work-arounds that allow Google services to effortlessly on BlackBerry 10 handsets. Need me to post a link proving my point?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 20:24

72. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)

selling less and less and less IT'S A SIGN that's the strategy is NOT working. They need something new/fresh idea.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 20:31

73. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)

Now we're talking....
1. that's the things... support UP TO KITKAT (api level 19), which is a 3 years ago API. Now, we're on the lollipop with api level 22.
2. While you said that any game that run on kitkat will run just fine. You really need to define FINE. Because running android apps on BB is not a straight forward process, sometimes apps build for ICS could also have a HICKUP or BAD PERFORMANCE.
3. Only 2%... BUT THAT'S most of the QUALITY APPS were. The one that allow state of the art auto saving accross device etc. Not the 'cheap' fart apps.
4. work arounds? who cares!! Why should I waste my 10 hours to do work around, if I could get an android phone and do it in 1 minute? and that's not guarantee if the apps were updated I could still use it.

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 20:54 1

74. meanestgenius (Posts: 15367; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Now we're talking indeed.

BlackBerry 10.3.1 supports kitkat. 10.3.2 will support lollipop. 10.3.2 is due to come out THIS YEAR.

You haven't used a BB10 handset before, let alone run Android apps on them. I know for a FACT through EXPERIENCE that running Android apps on a BlackBerry 10 device is as straightforward as it gets. Navigate to any number of Android app stores one might have on their BlackBerry, click on app store, find the app you wish to download and do so OTA. These are all QUALITY APPS, NOT those FART APPS you seem to be so infatuated with. Had you actually used a BB10 device.before, you would know this.

You're more of an !Diot than I thought if you think that ANY work around to bypass Google services takes 10 hours. It takes minutes, and ALL the apps are the most up-to-date version. All of the Android app stores that can be loaded onto a BlackBerry 10 device, like Google Play, Snap, Amazon and 1 Mobile Market even alert you when the app you've download has a new version available.

You really need to get with the times and stop ASSUMING you know what BB10 is about, because you don't.

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