Meet the BlackBerry Oslo: an upcoming Passport-like smartphone

Meet the BlackBerry Oslo: an upcoming Passport-like smartphone
BlackBerry is seemingly getting ready to unveil a successor to the Passport, one of the company's most unique smartphones to date. Currently known as the BlackBerry Oslo, this alleged successor was first spotted in April, when a render of it showed up online. Now, the unannounced device can be seen in a series of live photos that allow us to take a better look at it.

Revealed by N4BB, the new photos show a device that obviously resembles the BlackBerry Passport (more exactly, the AT&T variant of it). The Oslo comes with a 3-row QWERTY keyboard, and a square-ish, 1440 x 1440 pixels display above it. Reportedly, the new device has the same quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor of the BlackBerry Passport, as well as a 13 MP rear camera, 3 GB of RAM, and a 3450 mAh battery.

It's said that the BlackBerry Oslo should be officially announced later this month, on June 30, and could be released shortly after that in Europe and Asia. Since the new smartphone doesn't pack the latest specs, we expect its price to be lower than the launch price of the BlackBerry Passport. But we'll see what happens.


source: N4BB

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62 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Wow, that actually looks pretty stunning.

25. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Why not a full touch screen device why???

31. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Because previous Full Touch screen phones they released had horrible sales.

34. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

They need to change the bloody design of their phones. After HTC they have probably the most bezels in the phone industry.

35. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

They are currently having more horrible sales after releasing physical QWERTY phones. What is the point?

39. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

What is the point of your comment is the question that should be asked.

48. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

This is just pathetic. I have no idea what people see in this garbage

50. SaintMarks

Posts: 20; Member since: May 25, 2015

same could be said about the iPhones. or any other phone

60. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Same could be said about you.

53. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Change your faceprofile photo because your face is troll.

36. waddup121 unregistered

Not bad not bad!

2. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

omg.... so friggin stylish!

3. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Whoa... Good Job, Blackberry - This looks really good!

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Looks nice, wow! You're almost there, Blackberry. Release a full touch screen flagship with specs and design like this, you'll have a perfect Blackberry phone for the majority of consumers.

5. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Prepare to spend a fortune for this. It's probably the younger sibling of the Porche series.

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Actually it's most likely a region-specific version of the Passport. You will probably not see this at all in the US but rather in Asian markets and some European markets.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Still looks too boxy. Where's the all touch screen model?

23. HappySocks unregistered

Saw the BB Passport at the airport the other day (I know right, my plane had a better chance at plummeting into the ocean than spotting one of these), and I have to say, it was very stylish. Way better than pictures portray it (I wasn't a fan either, from looking at pictures online).

32. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Read comment #31.

8. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Seems to be blackberry's last flagship phone before they sell themselves. Device looks great than passport.

15. Davidavu

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Slider?

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I guess you've never heard of the dual-curved BlackBerry Slider coming out in the latter half of the year, then.

9. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

that camera looks solid and promising...!

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is. It's been out for a while now on the Passport.

10. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

You guys already showed this.. and it should at least have a fingerprint scanner by now.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What for? BlackBerry is already the most secure platform in the mobile world. Adding a fingerprint scanner would increase the production costs and achieve nothing except make the consumer pay extra for an unnecessary feature. Androids and iPhones need the extra layer of security and that "wow" factor to make their users feel more secure.

11. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Looks Very Good with the Bezel Less Screen,why?couldn"t they Hide the Keyboard at the Bottom,so you get a Full Screen Smartphone

13. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Looks nice. Hopefully they drop the sd 805 in there. If not it will just make the passport a better buy since its price will drop.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

To those here wondering why BlackBerry continues to pump out physical keyboard handsets as opposed to virtual keyboard handsets: 1) It's how they differentiate from other devices 2) They actually sell more pkb handsets than vkb ones 3) The demographic that BlackBerry is selling to demands physical keyboards over virtual keyboards. This may also be a device code-named "Dallas", as opposed to the Osolo: http://utbblogs.com/blackberry-oslo-pictures-leaked-well-maybe-not-hello-blackberry-dallas/. This will also definitely be region specific: Asia and the European markets.

18. tec7731

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

Looks great but 2 things i dont like 1-the edge of this phone is cut metal so the handling would be hard 2-tge camera is just 13 mp

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