BlackBerry Launches The Passport Smartphone With Square Display For $599

BlackBerry recently launched its Passport smartphone with a large square touch screen display. It is the first smartphone to feature the touch-enabled keyboard with gestures which helps you to efficiently type, edit and navigate. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the display and forged stainless steel for added strength.

BlackBerry Passport runs on the latest BlackBerry 10.3 Operating System. It comes pre-loaded with the new BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Assistant, BlackBerry World and Amazon Appstore. BlackBerry Blend is a new feature which allows you to view instant message notifications, read and respond to your work and personal email and access your documents, calendar and contacts on your computer or tablet.


The large 3450 mAh battery in this handset allows you to use the device for more than 30 hours. This handset measures 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm and weighs 194 grams. BlackBerry Passport is available through local carriers around the world. it comes with a price tag of $599.

“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. The BlackBerry Passport was created to drive productivity and to break through the sea of rectangular-screen, all-touch devices.”

– John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry

BlackBerry Passport Specifications:

  • 4.5 inch square touch display
  • 1440 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • BlackBerry 10 operating system
  • Capacitive touch 3-row BlackBerry Keyboard
  • 13 megapixel OIS camera
  • 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Nano-SIM
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 3450 mAh battery

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