First specs, render of the BlackBerry Oslo leak: Passport-like squarish design and QWERTY keyboard in tow

First specs, render of the BlackBerry Oslo leak: Passport-like squarish design and QWERTY keyboard in tow
After stealing the spotlights for a while with its unorthodox BlackBerry Passport handset, the Canada-based smartphone maker has most probably explored the possibility to offer a refreshed follow-up to the smartphone. 

Well, if the most recent rumors circulating in the Interweb are to be believed, the John Chen-led company might soon come up with a successor to the Passport indeed. 

BlackBerry Central got hold of a BlackBerry device dubbed "Oslo" and it is speculated that it will arrive with mostly the same internals as its predecessor, namely a Snapdragon 800 SoC, an LCD display with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels, as well as a 13MP camera with OIS and a 3,450mAh battery at the rear. 

It is also said that some of this and the rest of the undisclosed specs are a subject of improvement, but frankly said, that is a no-brainer. Apart from the specs, BlackBerry Central seems to have a purported official image of the BlackBerry Oslo. 

According to the hearsay, the device might get officially announced on June 30 and is said to be aimed at the global market. Word on the street is that the BlackBerry Oslo has been unveiled to a select audience and in utmost secrecy at last month's MWC event in Barcelona.


source: BlackBerry Central via NeoWin

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50 Comments

1. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

That looks like the At&t version of the Passport.

2. miketer

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

At n t version has got curves on all edges.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2482; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

This is most likely the Porsche design phone they talked about releasing this year. The design lines up as such.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Agreed.

3. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

square design is innovative and looks cool, but not comfortable , i prefer a longer design so the keyboard buttons are bigger and 4-rows btw, i hope the soc is quad-core, becausee my friend who is screen reader user, said his bb q5 is lag

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Tell your friend to get a Passport. It's quad-core and no lag.

4. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

That looks way worse than the Passport. I love my Passport. That thing looks terrible.

6. miketer

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Seems this is a fake. Image on the screen is the same as the present passport.

8. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Ohhhh yea

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks like a mixture of the Porsche design and the AT&T version of the Passport. However, I have it on good authority that this will most probably be either a Chinese variant of the Passport that was made solely for China, the Porsche design Passport, or a Passport refresh to be launched globally with updated specs.

10. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Another piece of garbage that nobody will buy. Specs from 2010

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agree with jag001. If you don't have anything constructive to add, then don't bother commenting. You just make yourself look foolish, especially if you think that there was any phone in 2010 that had these specs. You always get caught in some lie. Give it a rest, already.

25. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

It's so a fact you fool. If you do not like what I say then do not comment on my posts.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

"It's so a fact you fool". Considering how you write/type, you're in no position to be calling anyone a fool.

29. gaming64 unregistered

We all have the position to call you a fool. Dont even dare respond to my comment, iHater.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

And if I respond, what, exactly, will happen? You've done nothing but make yourself look like a fool all over iOS articles, so you're in no position to judge, either.

11. jag001

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Nobody asks for your opinion. It's a phone for communication, not a toy. Keep your andriod or idiot-phone if you want to play games and others.

26. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

My Note 4 is not a toy. It is areal man's phone and nothing that Blackberry has to offer can even come close to it. Blackberry could not even come close to sales of the Galaxy line of phones. These are true business phones that people use. Great App Store in Google Play, great specs on all phones and a great OS. RIP Blackberry

28. gaming64 unregistered

Blackberry needs to update their design team about modern designs. Physical keyboards are already almost out of date. The OS is beautiful but with a square screen, the potential is barely useless.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Spoken like someone who has never even used the Passport and it's innovative physical keyboard. Perhaps you should comment after using the Passport for a good length of time, as opposed to speaking out of ignorance.

33. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Their problem is their OS. No one want the OS that lag, crash all the time, and battery hogger.

32. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

It's hard to invest in one if you have never used a BB before, but i do find myself wondering about them

34. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

It's harder to invest in one (bb) if you ever use BB before. BB is identic of battery pulling because of bad OS.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Speaking out of ignorance again, I see. Most of the newer BlackBerry 10 devices have a sealed battery.

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