BlackBerry Oslo leaks online, physical keyboard and all

The Passport’s successor is set to land with upgraded specs

BlackBerry appears to be continuing its jet setting inspiration for its square-screened smartphones. First came the Passport, and now we have the capital of Norway.

Hands-on pictures of a handset called the Blackberry Oslo have been picked up by N4BB, although the original source is unclear. 

The new phone appears to have a steel frame and a plastic body, along with a textured rubberised rear, which looks like it'll offer plenty of grip.

N4BB has also detailed some of the specs the phone is said to arrive with, namely a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM and a generous 3540mAh battery. 

The site also believes that the Oslo will be coming to Europe, and could also be made available in China too. 

The original Passport's build quality and battery life are impressive, but the lack of apps still lets it down. BlackBerry has already stated that phones like the Passport are aimed primarily at the business sector, where it's hoping that its long history of security and (still excellent) physical keyboard, will retain and entice new users.

Full details of pricing and availability of the Oslo remain a mystery, but we expect to have the full details after it's official announcement, whenever that may be.

[N4BB via Pocket-lint]