BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry PassportWith BlackBerry itself having revealed much about the BlackBerry Passport in the weeks leading to today’s event, the unveiling today focused on how the BlackBerry Passport is “purpose-built for productivity-driven business professionals who want a smartphone that empowers them with the mobile tools they need to get things done, without sacrificing style or portability.”

“As we set out to design BlackBerry Passport, we were guided by a simple yet challenging idea – to set aside the limitations of traditional design and to instead simply build a device that fundamentally changes the way business professionals get work done on their smartphone,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry. “The BlackBerry Passport was created to drive productivity and to break through the sea of rectangular-screen, all-touch devices.”

The BlackBerry Passport joins the just announced Porsche Design P’9983 as the first BlackBerry devices to come with BlackBerry OS 10.3. This latest version introduces a number of new features including:

  • BlackBerry Blend which brings a number of BlackBerry notifications to your computer and tablet
  • BlackBerry Assistant, BlackBerry’s own digital assistant
  • The Amazon Appstore with some 240,000 apps

BlackBerry Passport specifications:

  • Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974-AA)
  • Operating system: BlackBerry OS 10.3
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Display: 4.5-inch Full HD-class (1,440×1,440)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal storage: 32GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 128GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP AF with OIS, BSI, LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP FF with 720p video capture
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, Time of Flight (ToF), ambient light
  • Battery: 3,450mAh
  • Dimensions: 128 × 90.3 × 9.3 millimeters
  • Weight: 196 grams
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Other: FM radio

The BlackBerry Passport is available as of today through a number of local carriers around the world and online through and

Source : BlackBerry