Unannounced BlackBerry Dallas certified in three countries

Unannounced BlackBerry Dallas certified in three countries
The BlackBerry Dallas, also known as the BlackBerry Oslo, has been certified in a trio of locations. With a model number of SQW100-4, the handset showed up on Singapore's IDA, Malaysia's e-CoM and Indonesia's e-Postel. Since the device has the same innards as the BlackBerry Passport, we could see this model unveiled in the not too distant future.

The BlackBerry Dallas will feature a screen of unknown size, although if it copies the Passport it will be 4.5-inches. Resolution of the screen is expected to stay at 1440 x 1440, which means you should expect the screen to keep the square shape seen with the Passport. The Snapdragon 801 SoC will be under the hood, which features a quad-core 2.2 GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU.

If the Dallas continues with the same specs as the Passport, it will have 3GB of RAM inside and 32GB of internal storage (with 25GB available to the end user). Those requiring additional storage could access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. The 13MP camera on the back should come with OIS and we can expect a 2MP snapper in front. The same 3450mAh battery found on the Passport should be powering the Dallas.

While this is certainly interesting news for BlackBerry fans, all eyes are really on the BlackBerry Venice. That model is expected to be the Android driven slider that will be available on AT&T.


via: Crackberry

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47 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Looks like this will be the last year for BB in the hardware division. It is really very important for them to make an impact with their flagships or BB will only be a software company in coming years.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I bet that the Android powered Venice will help them to continue their hardware division.

8. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Lagdroid will change bankruptberry in lagruptberry ROFL. No one makes money with lagdroid.

11. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Heeeeeeey! My groupie girl is back! Hi groupie!

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Very important if they want to survive. Btw prepare for denial to hit your way.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Seriously? Still holding unto them permanent physical keyboards? Just demotes the gamin/media viewing experience with those nonsense black bars, and would be awkward in landscape...oh well, some people still really love that physical keyboard, doubt they're enough to keep BB's hardware business alive.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

It amazes me that some of the people commenting here (lookin' at YOU #'s 1 and ) just don't understand what "differentiation" is and just how BlackBerry plains to separate themselves from the rest. Touch screen slabs are a dime a dozen in the smartphone field, and, quite frankly, as boring as watching paint dry. What also amazes me is that the very same ones complaining about BlackBerry using a pkb are the same ones that will never buy a BlackBerry handset, even if they make an all touch handset that can compete with the rest. Oh, wait...they did. It's called the Z30, has a five inch screen and not only performed like the flagships, but beat out a lot of 'em and won many awards to boot. And none of you bought it, anyway. The pkb is here to stay on BlackBerry handsets, as is their hardware division. Get used to it.

18. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

There's separating yourself from the best and then there is being worst than the rest. I guess that's how they are different. You can't keep a business alive by being different the way BB is doing it. They might have made the Z30 and got an award from "Best in Biz Awards International" (seriously who???). What they didn't get is sales. Which is what keeps money coming in. No one is buying their phones. I can tell you Straight Talk/Tracfone phones are doing much better than BB. Hopefully they change. I wish them the best.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

What you, and many, many others fail to realize is that BlackBerry is primarily a SOFTWARE COMPANY now. Handsets, especially in the consumer market, are more of a "side-gig" for BlackBerry now as they focus on software. Not to say that BlackBerry isn't trying to sell hardware also. One must get profits from every avenue afforded to them, but let's be real: If BlackBerry left the hardware business tomorrow, they would be a successful, thriving software company. They have won more than just a "Best in Biz Awards International" for the Z30. And, if you did your due diligence, you would have also realized that those awards are a coveted by many smartphone manufacturers in the business, including Apple. Tracphone and Straight Talk Wireless are cell phone providers, like T-Mobile and AT&T. So comparing them to BlackBerry selling handsets is not only ridiculous and !Diotic, it's a #TrollFAIL on your part. There are only two handset manufacturers making any money in the smartphone business right now, and that's Samsung and Apple. So I guess NOT attempting to differentiate yourself isn't working for most, either. Just ask HTC, Sony, Motorola...LG with their revised smartphone forecast which is trending downward.... Do remember that BlackBerry IS the BEST at enterprise and security. They have about 60% market share in enterprise. They are larger than their nearest 3 competitors COMBINED, and guess what? None of those 3 are named Apple, Google or Samsung. Also remember that BlackBerry has over 50% of auto infotainment industry under their belt through their QNX software. And before you say something like "that doesn't mean much", just remember that it's an industry that both Google and Apple are in. So I guess this comment right here----> "There's separating yourself from the best and then there is being worst than the rest" must pertain to everyone else except BlackBerry in those two industries, by your logic. Also, before you say something like "but Android vendors out of China sell lots of smartphones", just remember that selling huge quantities of anything at razor thin profit margins is NOT a sustainable business plan.

24. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

None of 'them' bought it because they didnt want the OS. When you put it like that... So what we have here is the majority prefer another OS, and might buy the hardware if it ran an OS they want, like. Vs the minority who want the BB OS and hardware only. Or who might get another OEM phone if it had the BB OS. Its hard to tell....but still. Because most if not all other OEMs have moved on from pkbs. Kinda see why some are wanting them to try Android or might get a BB if it had Android on it. The majority are speaking their mind.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

They didn't want it because they had no idea what the OS could do. I guarantee you that if BB10 and Android both started at the same exact time, we would see a different smartphone market. Let's not forget that the "majority" that "want" the OS are able to get that OS at a much lower price point. The majority of Android handsets are made up of cheap, "throw away" phones from multiple vendors. The "minority" that want BB10 handsets would NOT go for another OEM's hardware running BB10. Believe me, I know, considering that it's a safe bet that I am much more in touch with the BlackBerry community than most (if not all) of the readers here on PA. If you'll also notice, it's ANDROID FANS that overwhelmingly want to try Android running on BlackBerry hardware, PKB in tow. I can post links to SEVERAL forums, and none of them BlackBerry-centric forums, with Android fans clamoring for Android on BlackBerry hardware, with the pkb. Let's keep in mind though, that BlackBerry running Android is still, AT BEST, a RUMOR. I can post the very link where Chen said this rumor came from, if need be.

5. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

could this be the Android version of the Passport?!

6. tyson3

Posts: 59; Member since: May 15, 2012

I have had a lot of phones and have had every flagship to date! I now use the passport and haven't found a phone better. Battery last about 2 days, os is phenomenal and productivity is the best I've seen outside of some iphone features. Blackberry fails in the marketing department bc if people used this phone they wouldn't be disappointed nor would they switch to another phone. Updates are fast and work unlike Samsung and it never lags! BlackBerry needs to show what these phones can do

7. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Another failure from bankruptberry ROFL. No one makes money with bankuptberry.

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Back from your timeout I see. And you still have no life outside of trolling. So pathetic. Hopefully you get a full ban this time.

9. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i may switch to an android blackberry with a slider keyboard so long it's full android experience ie. access to playstore, etc. unlike nokia x

12. eidsonb

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Sorry to disappoint Guys, but the slider will not have Android on it. It will be BB10 with Google Play Support.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's exactly what I think.

13. etron

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Be honest Apple has a lot of lag as well I know I've had an Apple and Android and there are many companies that make money off Android otherwise it would be a waste of time to make them

14. waddup121 unregistered

amazing criteria.

17. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

So where is the BlackBerry Venice?

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Obviously, it's not been released yet. Every article written about it here and elsewhere has given a October or November time-frame.

21. Delete

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

It's slated for Q4 of this year.

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