BlackBerry Dallas and BlackBerry Venice imported into India for evaluation

Yesterday, we told you that the unannounced BlackBerry Dallas had been certified in Singapore, Malalsia and Indonesia. This is the model that has the same specs as the BlackBerry Passport, but has rounded corners on the bottom and a top bezel that contains the speaker grill, front-facing camera and the ambient/proximity light sensors.

The BlackBerry Dallas, which had been earlier leaked as the BlackBerry Oslo, has a model number of SQW100-4 and has appeared on the Zauba website. This is the site that tracks imports and exports into and out of India. According to the site, the Dallas was shipped from Canada to India for evaluation on July 4th. Two units were received and each one is valued at a price equivalent to $388 USD.

Another BlackBerry model shipped into India for evaluation is the STV100-3. This is probably the BlackBerry Venice, an Android powered slider with curved glass that is expected to be an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. Five units of the STV100-3 were shipped into India, and each one has a value of $996 USD. The Venice isn't expected to see the light of day until November.

source: Zauba via Crackberry



1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Heavily considering BlackBerry.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Let's see if their terrible design language ruin the hype they just created by mentioning Android. Really want BB to come with a decent/elegant design this time.

6. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Terrible design language? I don't know what you're talking about. ._.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Physical Keyboard lol. Worst thing about Blackberry. Ditch that keyboard. Make a full touch phone with smaller bezels and top notch specs which runs android.

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

wtf dude? u have serious problems if u think blackberry designs are terrible.

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Then why the hell this company is sinking every freakin day? I think you are new to tech but look out for other millions around the globe who want BB to offer a full touch screen device, slim bezels with top notch specs. WTF dude? You have serious problems if you are supporting this company for their terrible designs.

15. midge27

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

The keyboard is only 8mm taller than your average ios/android homescreen bezel yet it peforms up to 26 more instant functions. Then there’s the instant universal search and typing. It's an unrivalled device. Would be great if it was easier to get your hands on.

17. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

The company is sinking because they barely have any apps. I remember on my last blackberry many years ago, I couldn't find an app for most things I wanted. Their designs have always been amazing and I look forward to their Android phones with Blackberry engineering.

20. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

its not doing well because of its os and the lack of apps for it, not at all because of its DESIGN!

8. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

me too. i think all bb with old os like passport, classic, leap will lost 100% value

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're a complete !Diot if you think BB10 is an old OS. It's the "youngest" OS out today of the four major ones.

18. waddup121 unregistered



Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Blackberry making a comeback?

3. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Good luck BB, wish u revive.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

All of this news about "BlackBerry going Android" has certainly kept BlackBerry in the news, and in more positive ways than negative with those outside of the BlackBerry community. That's a good thing. While I do prefer it if BlackBerry would just add GMS at best, I am beginning to see the potential of an Android powered BlackBerry.

16. gaming64 unregistered

If they are able to secure sales in India, the fallen RIM will rise again. Have hope.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

With Android handsets incoming, I believe they will.

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