The long wait for a high end smartphone from the Canadian tech giant BlackBerry has finally come to end as the company has today taken the centre stage and announced the launch of the BlackBerry Passport smartphone which was introduced by the company back in June and was made official today. The BlackBerry Passport, USP is the 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.
The BlackBerry Passport is expected to be a performance beast compared to its predecessors as it is powered by the Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocking at 2.2 GHz and is coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage is pegged 32 GB which is further expandable and the smartphone run on BlackBerry 10.3 OS which comes with loads of improvements and the BlackBerry Assistant which is, the company’s first digital assistant is a Siri and Cortana competitor.
The BlackBerry Passport has a new 13 megapixel camera on the back with LED Flash which comes with OIS and a front facing 2 megapixel camera has also been made available for prospective buyers. BlackBerry now partnered with Amazon and will allow users to download loads of apps from the Amazon Appstore thus making a ton of apps available to users apart from those already available in the BlackBerry World.
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 and has been priced at $599 for the unlocked version which will be available via Amazon in the US. The BlackBerry Passport is scheduled to launch in India on Spetember 29th and BlackBerry has already sent out the invites for the event.
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