BlackBerry’s rumored forthcoming phone the Oslo was given sort of a sneak peek by an image that has secretly found its way onto the web, thanks to BlackBerry Central. The Oslo is being predicted to be launched on June 30, however, no official declaration regarding the release date has been made yet, as per the report.
Close resemblance to Passport
The Oslo’s specifications appear to be similar to those of the Passport, barring a few variations in its design. The handset is expected to come attached with a 3450mAh battery and run on BlackBerry 10.3.2. Moreover, the front camera will be 2MP, while the back one will be a 13MP camera. Also the upcoming phone is expected to have a 1440×1440 LCD Screen along with a 1:1 display, according to BlackBerry Central.
The phone in the leaked picture bears a resemblance to the BlackBerry Passport in the sense that it has rounded edges rather than being rectangular in shape. It also has a different speaker fence than the Passport.
Further, some rumors claimed that the phone will be made available in China and a few other small countries. However, BlackBerry Central suggests it will be launched globally and not just in China.
Blackberry closing advertising service
Separately, BlackBerry is planning to close down its advertising service in June. The ad service was initiated by the Canada-based mobile firm to attract developer support for its BlackBerry 10 operating system. Also the service enabled developers to make money by placing ads on mobile apps. But the BlackBerry devices running on OS 10 did not have any huge impact on the market, which also made content manufacturers reluctant to supporting OS 10. Apparently, BlackBerry’s app store is much smaller than iTunes and Google Play. Thus, in an attempt to reduce its expenses, the company has decided to take down the ad service and deactivate the APIs by June 16.
In addition, the latest smartphone from the Canadian firm, an all-touch screen LTE 4G mobile phone called the BlackBerry Leap is now available for U.K. users to purchase online. The phone will soon hit other markets as well.