Less than a week of it going official, Canadian giant BlackBerry has officially announced the launch of the BlackBerry Passport smartphone for the Indian market but with a hefty price tag, which makes us wonder if the company is really serious on selling any of the units of the new phone. Priced at Rs.49,990, the BlackBerry Passport comes with a large 4.5 inch diagonally square display which has a nice resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels. This gives the users a good pixel density of 453 pixels per inch. This square display comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.


Under the hood, the BlackBerry Passport is powered by the Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocking at 2.2 GHz and this is coupled with a 3 GB RAM. 32 GB of internal memory is available on the device while this would be further expandable using a microSD card slot. The deivce runs on BlackBerry 10.3 OS out-of-the-box which brings in the Siri and Cortana competitor called the BlackBerry Assitant.

Carrying a 13 megapixel camera on the back, the BlackBerry Passport also comes with a 2 megapixel front facing camera. Thanks to the recent partnetship, the phone comes pre-loaded with the Amazon appstore for all the Android app usage while the Blackberry world app store will focus on enterprise applications for the users. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, GPS, GLONASS< Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio jack on the BlackBerry Passport and the device will be available in Black and White colour options.

The BlackBerry Passport is now available on Preorder via Amazon.in and the BlackBerry stores. The phone will be available from October 10th, 2014 for Rs.49,990.


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