We have all been waiting a long time for the BlackBerry Passport, as there has been a huge amount of tantalising information released over the last few months. The good news is that you can now order this innovative BlackBerry product, with first stock being available from the 29th September. BlackBerry has shown that they can again produce interesting products with the Passport including many new features we haven’t seen before.
There is the overall design which like the name indicates is about the size of a passport. With this form factor, it has given BlackBerry the ability to include a 4.5″ display which unusually for a smart phones is square and has a corresponding 1440 x 1440 resolution. This makes reading documents and browsing the Internet easier, as there is more room available making each line longer.
The display is not the only innovation as BlackBerry has made some changes to the keyboard with it now being a 3-row QWERTY layout. This is more like a typical keyboard and BlackBerry has said with practice this will make user more efficient at writing emails and editing documents. There is also the ability to use more features via a touch interface, so you can navigate around the Internet and interact with documents without taking your fingers away from the keyboard.
BlackBerry Assistant provides users with the ability to interact with their Passport using their voice. This makes it easy to use features like the calendar, phone and emails when you are in a rush. It also adapts to your voice over time making it more reliable at understanding your commands. If you thought that BlackBerry Assistant would have only a limited number of commands then you will enjoy the fact that you can use many of the features of the Passport with it.
This phone is also no slouch as BlackBerry has chosen to include a powerful 2.2GHz quad-core processor and a generous 3GB of RAM. So your apps are as fast as possible and you can multi-task efficiently. There is also 32 GB of internal storage and the ability to use up to 128GB microSD cards, giving you plenty of storage for all your apps, movies and photos.
To make sure you can use the Internet as fast as possible when you need to get information quickly BlackBerry has included 4G LTE connectivity. So you will be able to browse the web and download apps faster that your would have thought possible.
Check out the other key features of the BlackBerry Passport
- BlackBerry 10.3 OS
- 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor
- 4.5” extra wide LCD display
- 3 row QWERTY keyboard
- Use the keyboard as a touchpad
- BlackBerry Assistant
- 32GB internal storage
- 4G LTE connectivity
- 13MP camera with OIS
The BlackBerry Passport will be available for £485 including VAT. Click here for further details and ordering.