BlackBerry on Wednesday launched the BlackBerry Passport, the Canadian firm’s latest smartphone with QWERTY touch-enabled keyboard, for business professionals in the mobile world.
Powerful battery, innovative features, square display, better camera, access to application world, HD display and stainless steel body are some of the main attractions of BlackBerry Passport.
The smartphone vendor said the price of BlackBerry Passport would be $599.
With the latest smartphone, BlackBerry indicates that it will not be competing in the volume market to garner market share. But BlackBerry Passport will be a strong way out for the Canadian device maker to strengthen its presence among its main audience i.e. enterprise users across the world.
BlackBerry Passport has all the main ingredients for a business professional.
The company said BlackBerry Passport, featuring 4.5” square screen with 1:1 aspect ratio, 1440 x 1440 pixel (453 dpi) HD display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, is offering latest OS platform BlackBerry 10.3.
A Quad Core 2.2 GHZ processor, 3 GB RAM, 13 MP OIS rear camera and 32 GB memory are the added attractions.Utilizing materials such as Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the display and forged stainless steel for added strength, BlackBerry Passport will provide the durability business professionals require in a smartphone.
4.5” square touch display
13 MP OIS camera
32 GB Internal storage
3450 mAh battery offering up to 30 hours of battery life
1440 x 1440 resolution, 453 PPI
1080p HD video recording at 60 fps
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
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John Chen, executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry, said: “The BlackBerry Passport was created to drive productivity and to break through the sea of rectangular-screen, all-touch devices.”
BlackBerry Passport’s new QWERTY keyboard is almost four times more accurate than BlackBerry 10 virtual keyboards – the error rate is on average 74 percent lower.Both BlackBerry Passport and Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry are available on the BlackBerry’s latest OS platform, BlackBerry 10.3. They come with new productivity-enhancing features including BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Assistant, as well as the BlackBerry World storefront and Amazon Appstore.
3450 mAh battery provides up to 30 hours of mixed use. It’s BlackBerry’s best battery power to date since the new smartphone, which looks stunning, is meant for business professionals.
The BlackBerry Assistant is BlackBerry’s first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications.
BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to you based on how you interact with it – if you type, it responds silently, if you speak, it speaks back and if you activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes you might not have access to the screen.
BlackBerry Passport comes with better speakers and a quad microphone system that delivers better listening experience. BlackBerry Natural Sound Technology is built in to adapt Wi-Fi and cellular call sound depending upon phone position and background noise, automatically adjusting volume so you don’t have to.