Blackberry recently launched its latest ‘square’ flagship smartphone — Blackberry Passport — for £529 in London last week. Blackberry has taken a long time to come up with this device. . Blackberry may launch this device tomorrow (29th September) in Indian market for a price of around ₹45,000. Blackberry also mentioned in a statement that they have already sold over 2,00,000 units of this device in the launch week. This is a list of best known features of Blackberry Passport –
This smartphone has a very wierd 4.5 X 4.5 inch square display with resolution of 1440 by 1440 (453 ppi!) with aspect ratio of 1:1 Beneath this display is a three row keyboard. It’s ideal for reading e-books, viewing documents and browsing the web, according to BlackBerry. As per me, it will be difficult to type on this keyboard as it has a very different build and will take much time to adjust with. But I haven’t held the device yet so I don’t know how will it be the typing experience on this keyboard. But also keeping in mind that Blackberry is known for its best physical keyboard this shouldn’t be a difficult task. Also this keyboard has very unique typing techniques. This keyboard is also touchpad of this new flagship smartphone. You can use this keyboard to shift the cursor, select the text and paste and there are many new features built into this keyboard.
Blackberry Passport runs on Blackberry OS 10.3 which has pretty new features. Blackberry has finally come up with their virtual digital assistant called Blackberry Assistant. While announcing this virtual assistant, company stressed a lot on that this new assistant is very different from Siri, Google Now and Cortana as it can access all work and enterprise but also personal information. Also many new features have been built right into Blackberry hub which makes many actions instant. Blackberry also said that they also focused a lot on UI and have fixed a lot of bugs. Also users of Balckberry Z10, Z30 and all the devices running Balckberry OS 10.2 cant update to 10.3.
Blackberry passport comes with a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM. It has a 32 GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable upto 128 GB.
This device is the BlackBerry’s first device to have a 13 MP shooter with OIS technology. Also worth noting is that it is a BSI sensor. It also has 2 MP front facing camera.
On the connectivity front , this device supports 4G LTE/3G and Bluetooth 4.0. It needs a nano sim card to operate and also has GPS,NFC and USB OTG.
This device a pretty neat looking device and may launch in India tomorrow for a price of Rs.45,000.
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