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BlackBerry Oslo Reappears… But Will It Be For Sale In America?

BlackBerry Oslo Reappears… But Will It Be For Sale In America?
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CrackBerry, the popular all-things-BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) commented on what could be a fresh photo of BlackBerry's much anticipated new phone release, which was believed to be codenamed "Oslo."

The New Device

CrackBerry noted that new evidence has surfaced, which suggest the device is operating under the codename "Dallas," rather than "Oslo." Either way, it is just a codename, the publication added.

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The new device is reported to be equipped with a 2.2GHz MSM8974 Snapdragon processor, a 13 megapixel camera, 3 GB RAM, 3450 mAh battery – all of which matches the current Passport specifications. As for the operating system, it's running, a slightly higher version of what current devices are running.

Unfortunately for BlackBerry fans, CrackBerry is reporting that the device is suggested to be targeted to the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and APAC regions (Asia-Pacific), as well as China.

BlackBerry Fans Reaction

Comments appearing on CrackBerry's forum are for the most part mostly negative.

"Obviously [BlackBerry CEO John] Chen doesn't know the history of BlackBerry," said user khehl. "Chen has no idea what he is doing when it comes to the phones and the OS on them. Everything else he is doing a good job with (QNX and BES)."

"The Oslo isn't a ‘new' phone," said user Thunderbuck. "It's a cosmetic variation of an existing model and I really wish people would evaluate it on that basis. The Passport still enjoys what I'd call a ‘decent' spec, especially for BlackBerry."

Shares of BlackBerry were trading lower by nearly 2 percent at $9.35 during the final hour of Wednesday's trading session.

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