Redesigned BlackBerry Passport On Its Way With Curved Corners

Posted: Jun 11 2015, 4:42am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 11 2015, 4:46am CDT, in Technology News


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Redesigned BlackBerry Passport on its way with Curved Corners

A new BlackBerry Passport dubbed as Oslo will be announced soon with same old specs

We might be witnessing an update to the Blackberry Passport handset as images from the BlackBerry fan site N4BB highlights an updated Passport that features smoother edges, more curves and a relatively similar hardware specification as the original BlackBerry Passport.

The handset will presumably go the name of BlackBerry Oslo and will retain the key features of the Blackberry Passport, more specifically the large square display. The refining includes rounded corners and smooth and curved edges that uplift the overall feel and experience for the new handset. These changes, no doubt, are welcome but at the same time they fail to address the major shortcomings of the original Blackberry Passport. This includes the keyboard which just can’t be used single handedly.

Specs wise we are expecting a mix of a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor coupled with 3 GB of Ram, a 13 MP rear camera and a 3450 mAh battery. The Blackberry Oslo offers slight incremental changes over the original Blackberry passport but the question is that is this what Blackberry needs right now? Was lack of curved corners the reason for poor sales performance of the Blackberry Passport? These questions leave us in doubt as to whom is the new Blackberry Oslo targeted at?

We don’t consider the new Blackberry Oslo to be a failure in any way. What we are merely trying to indicate is that it might not be the handset that helps Blackberry reach its goals and targets as set out by CEO John Chen. The original target was for sale of ten million handsets while actual sales constituted a mere 1.6 million across Blackberry’s entire portfolio.

Image Credits: N4BB

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