New BlackBerry Oslo To Replace BlackBerry Passport With Killer Specs And More

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A Canadian Flag Is Pictured In Front Of A Blackberry Sign In Waterloo
IN PHOTO: A Canadian flag is pictured in front of a Blackberry sign in Waterloo June 19, 2014. REUTERS/MARK BLINCH

The one-of-a-kind BlackBerry Passport phablet from 2014 is easily one of the innovative devices with its unique “square” design and the retro QWERTY physical keyboard. However, now, the Canadian tech giant is apparently gearing up to release a new smartphone dubbed the BlackBerry Oslo.

BlackBerry Oslo

According to GSM Arena, the BlackBerry Oslo will be the refreshed version or the replacement of the BlackBerry Passport for 2015. Therefore, latest rumour picked up by BlackBerry Central states that, the BlackBerry Oslo specifications will reportedly include similar hardware configurations seen in the original handset. This means, the handset will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz. On the software end, the handset will be running on BlackBerry OS 10.3.2. When it comes to display, the device will apparently sport a LCD screen with a killer resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 pixels.

Speaking of camera configuration, the BlackBerry Oslo will reportedly house a good 13 MP rear-facing unit along with OIS support and a 2 MP selfie shooter. Lastly, the whole configuration will be held together and powered by a huge 3,450 mAh battery unit. In the meantime, the BlackBerry Central also says, the Oslo specifications are subject to improvement as the device nears the release date. The same Website also has some BlackBerry Oslo images uploaded. Therefore, interested readers can check out the killer images from the BlackBerry Central link above.

Moving on to the rumoured BlackBerry Oslo release date, the handset will reportedly become official on June 30. Plus, the phone will be marketed in all global markets. Nonetheless, readers should note that, the Canadian firm has not confirmed the BlackBerry Oslo specifications or release date as yet.

BlackBerry Passport/Classic/Z5/Q30 On Discount

On the other hand, BlackBerry is offering killer discounts on its new smartphones and phablets. BlackBerry’s official shop says, the 2014 BlackBerry Passport price used to be $599, while the latest discount on the handset will reduce the amount to $549. Meanwhile, speaking of BlackBerry Classic price, the device will apparently be sold for $399, while the actual price used to be $449. To top it off, the BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 can also be purchased at a discounted price of $149 and $229, respectively. In comparison, the original prices of the said smartphones are $249 and $349, respectively.

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