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BlackBerry “Oslo” revealed in new photos

by Jacob Kleinman | June 9, 2015June 9, 2015 10:20 am PDT

Ready for a new BlackBerry phone? The Canadian company has served up some interesting devices in the past year, and it looks like another new QWERTY handset could be just around the corner.

The BlackBerry “Oslo” was revealed with a series of leaked photos on Tuesday courtesy of N4BB. This is the first time we’re getting a look at the actual device, though we saw a few renders back in April. Overall the Oslo looks like a simplified version of last year’s Passport with a beveled rubber back and a redesigned camera.

On the spec side of things, the BlackBerry Oslo will reportedly pack a Snapdragon 800 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 3GB of RAM and a 3450mAh battery. Like the Passport, the new phone features a square display, though there’s no word on its exact size of resolution. It also looks like the Oslo might pack a fingerprint reader on the back, but we’re not certain that’s what we’re looking at in the image above.

N4BB notes that the Oslo might not get a global release. Instead it could be a Chinese version of the BlackBerry Passport. In that case the phone may not merit a huge public announcement, though we’ll still be on the lookout for any more news for the upcoming QWERTY device.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...