The BlackBerry Passport is the newest addition to the BlackBerry line and is offering a unique twist that everyone is sure to love.
The BlackBerry Passport is the awkward step-child in today's smartphone market, but, that isn't a bad thing. BlackBerry, taking their inspiration from actual international passports, were going for the model of mobility; and also hit the mark for extreme productivity.
The BlackBerry Passport is a short, wide smartphone carrying the dimensions of 128 x 90.3 x 9.3mm and is clad in a durable stainless steel frame housing a large, square 4.5" touchscreen providing a very impressive display resolution and 453ppi. Below the screen lies a classic QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry users have come to expect and love, with a twist.
The BlackBerry Passports' three row QWERTY keyboard brings a new variation to the device and the equipped keyboard altogether. The Passport's keyboard is typical in certain aspects and is wide enough for fast typing without trying to scrunch down to a small on-screen keyboard; however, the keyboard is also touch sensitive giving the user the ability to perform any touch functions on the keyboard. This means scrolling, highlighting, selecting, cursor movements, etc. can be performed with ease.
Underneath the solid frame and enhanced keyboard sits the true powerhouse of the phone. The BlackBerry Passport carries a Quad-Core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Chipset, 3GB of RAM, and a powerful Adreno 330 GPU which will provide more than enough power to do the most complicated of tasks.
Being built for productivity as well as leisure, the BlackBerry Passport features the typical BlackBerry Apps but also introduces the ability to use Android apps provided by the Amazon App store giving the user over 250,000 more apps to choose from. And should you happen to want to take a picture with the Passport, you will be greeted with a gorgeous 13MP back camera capable of recording 1080p videos @60fps and a beautiful front camera of 2MP capable of capturing 780p HD videos.
The BlackBerry Passport is powered off a huge 3450mAh Lithium-Ion battery ensured to give you 30h of use on the phone in-between charges.
The BlackBerry Passport has also been redesigned for crisp clear phone calls utilizing a quad-microphone system, BlackBerry Natural Sound Technology, and adaptive sound based on phone position and background noise.
|Standby time||Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 444 h (3G)|
|Talk Time||Up to 18 h (2G) / Up to 23 h (3G)|
|Type||Non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh Battery|
|Features||Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR|
|Primary Camera||13 MP|
|Secondary Camera||2 MP|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Multitouch||Yes, up to 10 fingers|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Screen Size||4.5 inches|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.1|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6|
|Misc||- BlackBerry Assistant - BlackBerry maps - Organizer - Document viewer - Photo viewer/editor - Video editor - MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player - DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.264 player - Voice memo/dial - Predictive text input|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400|
|Operating System||BlackBerry 10.3 OS|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Colour||Black, White, Red|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 4G Network LTE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)|