BlackBerry Dallas visits the FCC

BlackBerry Dallas visits the FCC
The BlackBerry Dallas is the unannounced handset that was originally called the BlackBerry Oslo. Looking like another variant of the BlackBerry Passport with its boxy shape and physical QWERTY, the handset is believed to contain the exact same specs as the Passport. The Dallas recently was certified by agencies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It also was shipped to India, along with the BlackBerry Venice Slider, for "evaluation." 

Now, it appears that the BlackBerry Dallas has paid a visit to the FCC. The RHR191LW model number found on the FCC documentation is also found in the paperwork associated with the phone's certification in Singapore and Malaysia.

It looks like BlackBerry is on the required path that it must travel in order to eventually launch the handset. The big question is whether there will be much demand for the phone considering it is merely a BlackBerry Passport in a different casing. Far more intriguing for most is the rumored BlackBerry Venice, which is believed to be an Android powered slider with curved glass and a 5.4-inch QHD screen. The latter is rumored to be coming this November as an AT&T exclusive.

The Dallas is obviously much further along than the Venice. BlackBerry CEO John Chen and COO Marty Beard were both spotted using the BlackBerry Dallas during the company's Security Summit held in New York this week.


source: FCC via Crackberry

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43 Comments

1. shinywindow unregistered

Good news!!! Blackberry plus android is long overdue. Hope they send android to passport.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Being that I just got a classic and I'm in love, I'm excited about this

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad to hear that you're enjoying your Classic! It's a great phone.

13. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

At first the fact that I didn't have direct access to certain apps was really bothering me but using Google helped me get the apps I really wanted. The phone itself is great I get service in many places I barely ever do with my iphone. But on a whole it's a great device and I will keep buying blackberry for the near future. The keyboard too makes typing more comfortable which I really enoy. Thanks again!

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

No problem! Glad I could help.

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

What is the point of releasing another variant with identical specs of a phone released a year ago? They had to release the Passport in Asia-Pacific region from that time. It is now getting old and lost its great luster.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree.

6. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Those specs running Android wouldn't be bad at all. It didn't specify what OS was being packaged with the device.

12. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It would be great if it runs Android, but I highly doubt it. This is the Passport variant for that region. Also, I hope BlackBerry stay with BB10.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

John, they haven't released any version of the Passport in that region yet.

11. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I know, what is why I said they had to release the passport a year back.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

There are a number of reasons why it wasn't released in that region during that time period, the biggest being that BlackBerry is doing a staggered release of the Passport to gauge demand, and limited resources in hardware. However, BlackBerry devices usually sell well in that region.

19. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I think BlackBerry is devoting more time to OS optimization rather than specs. Obviously, with specs comes better battery consumption, performance, etc. However, I just got rid of my iPhone 6 and have went back to my Z10 until a new model is released. The experience with 10.3.2.556 has been excellent for a device that came out in January 2013, especially since it is only using an S4 Plus for a chipset. I hope they continue to optimize. If they do embrace Android, I can't see why they would not keep the hub or gestures, since many OEM's employ skins that use gestures like Meizu's Flyme OS. I'm excited to see whats around the corner.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Call me when they get an all touch model.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm a fan of the form factor, that's for sure. But I'm ready for something new now. A Slider running BB10 would suit my needs.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

As long as BlackBerry keeps producing handsets with physical keyboards (which they will, Chen has said as much) with innovations like the Passport keyboard, I'm good. Doesn't necessarily have to be the Passport form factor, although I am a fan of it. All touch slabs are so "me too" these days.

17. miketer

Posts: 497; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Hahaha yeah, "me too.... Still I'm different". Gone are those Nokia days where almost every slab had its own personality.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed. Almost everything is the same these days. So boring. And for those posting here that think BlackBerry is going to join the "me too" crowd by going Android: A) That's still a rumor at this point. B) Even if they do, the devices still will look different, via physical keyboard. That is what works for BlackBerry, not those "me too" slabs. We need differentiation in the smartphone space

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There were people who enjoyed the Z10. Some people just want a real successor to it. You don't speak for everyone.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Neither do you, so take your own advice. And stop acting like you're in the market for anything other than products with Apple logos on them. And I wasn't talking to you. Stop being so defensive and stop looking for me to entertain your otherwise boring weekend.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually I'm in the market for whatever device fits my needs. Unlike you I'm not above using something else. I didn't say you were. Of course you're not man enough to admit you were trying to indirectly instigate. It only takes me a minute just to type this out. Don't try and play that bs with me.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

No you're not. Everyone knows you're all Apple of nothing at all. Don't try and play that BS with me. And unlike you, I currently use other devices besides BlackBerry's. My current tablet of choice is an iPad Air 2, for instance. Yep! I took an indirect at ya! How's that for man enough? I knew you'd respond, just like I knew YOU were trying to indirectly instigate with comment #16. But I know you won't be man enough to admit that you were, so don't try and play that BS with me. Now go and search for your entertainment elsewhere.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your full of crap as usual. You don't use anything but blackberry. You're predictable. Unlike you I am capable of using other devices. I wasn't. Don't be a paranoid coward. You are a big freaking hypocrite. Do yourself a favor and go get yourself laid or something.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're an !Diot. You and I recently had a civilized conversation about how I traded in my S6 Edge for a 6 plus. Need me to post the link? If you didn't think I was using anything other than BlackBerry, then why did you engage me in the conversation? As I said, you wouldn't be man enough to admit that you were indirectly instigating. Thanks for proving once again that you have vag, Michelle.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And I have had several civilized conversations about android and some of the devices that interest me. Need me to post links? Besides I'm only doing what you are doing typecasting. And you weren't trying to instigate Melanie? Spare me the bs.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you have no answer for me, is that it? It must be, because you're deflecting, as usual. I already admitted that I was indirectly instigating in my previous comment. Reading comprehension clearly isn't your strong suit. You're the one that keeps on lying like the coward you are saying you didn't indirectly instigate, even though you did, Michelle. Guess the one spewing BS, as usual, is you.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I could say the same with you. You're a big hypocrite. I figured as much. I just needed confirmation and not a bs sarcastic answer. I wasn't instigating anything. Your just paranoid as usual.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Show me in this post where I deflected anything. You can't, can you? I know you can't, because all you do is lie. And you're STILL not being a man and admitting that you were indirectly instigating. You're such a coward. I'm done with you here. I don't argue with cowardly little boys that have a vag. Any comment you make after this will only serve to prove I'm correct until you man up, grow a set, and admit to your BS.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just like you can't think of a legitimate reason why I don't use other platforms despite your typcasting me as an Apple fan. Maybe I was. I got you to flat out to admit that you were doing the exact same thing you were accusing me of doing. Your done because you have nothing other than your twisted bs fantasy of of me having a vag. Like I said before do yourself a favor tget laid already.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks for proving my point, Michelle. I knew you wouldn't let me down. You fall for it every time. So predictable. And you still haven't shown where I was deflecting. Predictable again. And no maybe about it. You were indirectly instigating. I was man enough to admit it on my own. That's what men do. You're just a silly little vag boy that's always going to be too much of a coward to admit to his own BS. But by all means, continue responding and further prove my point. :)

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