Report: BlackBerry Oslo is the next Porsche Design model

Report: BlackBerry Oslo is the next Porsche Design model
According to a report published today, the next BlackBerry Porsche Design model could be a phone we have already seen leaked images of. You're probably scratching your head, trying to recall what unannounced BlackBerry handsets we have pictured lately. Give up? The report says that the BlackBerry Oslo will be the next Porsche Design model priced in the neighborhood of $1000 to $2000.

Apparently, this report has been confirmed by a source that BerryReview has inside the company. The Porsche Design model produced by BlackBerry is usually based on the company's current high-end model. The first such unit was the P'9981, which was modeled after the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and was released in 2011. The P'9982 was an all-touch model based on the BlackBerry Z10. The last Porsche Design model released, the P'9983, features a 3.1-inch screen with a 720 x 720 resolution and includes 64GB of internal storage. That model seems to be based on a combinaion of recent 'Berry models.

The BlackBerry Oslo appears to look very much like the BlackBerry Passport with a square 1440 x 1440 resolution display and the contextually aware hybrid keyboard that offers physical keys. Numbers and punctuation keys appear on the screen depending on what you are writing with the physical QWERTY. A Snapdragon 801 SoC is under the hood. First reports had the device pegged as a sequel to the Passport with a trimmer build. But the top of the Oslo, with its metallic design, has a very Porsche Design look to it. Today's report, if legit, means that the Oslo will end up priced in the same high price range as other Porsche Design models.

The report also adds that the leaked photos we have seen of the device don't have Porsche Design markings because they are BlackBerry developmental units. Assuming that this report is true, would you shell out the big bucks for the BlackBerry Oslo?

source: BerryReview

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19 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Idk who buys these (Frankly anyone)?

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I know a good number of people who would go for Blackberry's physical key phones if they still had quality phones today. Also if they ran on Android.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry 10 devices are "good quality phones".

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't care about these pointless releases or Porsche design. I just want a current all touch blackberry with the specs of the passport and with a more compact design.

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1599; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

There we go again. BB don't learn from its mistakes. Another nail in the coffin.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Who buys a $5,000 Vertu feature phone? It's not about the specs, it's about the exclusivity.

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i will gladly pay 1500 dollars for a super exclusive Blackberry... if we go back to 2009 but since it's mid 2015 and BB is no longer the IT phone to have, i'll pass

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry 10 devices are as feature rich and as capable as any device out today.

8. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

yeah until you ask for specific apps, then you get none

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

1) Apps aren't a feature. 2) Google Play Services can be installed and used on BB10 devices through sideloading. 3) Learn about something before you decide to bash it.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't think he was trying to bash it. There's some apps that may not work that may be important to him.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

2. mistercarter (Posts: 133; Member since: 01 Sep 2011) i will gladly pay 1500 dollars for a super exclusive Blackberry... if we go back to 2009 but since it's mid 2015 and BB is no longer the IT phone to have, i'll pass He was bashing from his very first post on this article.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Doesn't look like bashing to me.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

It does to me.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

These days everyone wants droid or iPhone. There's some demand for Windows phone with the Nokia and a very small share of blackberry enthusiasts.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21742; Member since: May 28, 2014

I kinda figured it was either this or a version of the Passport designated for Asia.

13. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Why can't they drop the price? Specs are a year plus old. That's why they don't move enough units. Ugh

15. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Not being unrespectufull, but I dont think BB would sell great again.... BB 10 doesnt support all Android apps and Devs are not interested on expanding their apps to this OS... BlackBerry devices has nice design, but old specs and overpriced as well.

18. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Actually when you look at this one real close:-http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-said-to-be-prepping-a-refreshed-Porsche-Design-P9982_id62164 ~ I don't find the shape to be that problematic but would rather have Bb take this design off PD's hands as their own. All they have to do is look at the flaws, tame those bezel gremlins down. Hell the top and chin just right down the logo can easily fit front facing speakers ffs and ante it up to 2015 standards. At the minimum though these days 4.2" + S4 Pro is something they can't stick with obviously. There's an opportunity here...

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